Megan Thee Stallion Becomes First Black Woman on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Cover

Since releasing her first single in 2016, Megan Thee Stallion has won a Grammy for Best New Artist, her first female rap collaboration to top the Billboard Hot 100 and become a household name. She is now the first Black woman to appear on the cover of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 issue.

“I can’t slow down right now,” the 27-year-old Houston native told Forbes. “I will take a break when I die. I’m really trying to build something. When I start sitting down, I feel like I’m not working hard enough or that I’m giving someone else the opportunity to overtake me.”

Commercial publication estimates Megan earned $13 million in 2022 from ticket sales, royalties, merchandise, and endorsements, according to Billboard. The Forbes cover for Megan is just as big.

“It’s really hard to be the first of something in 2022, so ah!” Megan told Forbes. “I just want to be bigger than my music. I want people to recognize Megan as everything she wanted to be. Artist Megan. I feel like I’ve always loved tinkering and dealing with so many different things.

Megan guessed that this curiosity was inherited from her parents. She said her father is a “street man” with her own clothing brand and her mother works a day job and then “comes home and writes songs” she said. As for her urge to be bigger than her music, Megan already is.

Megan Thee Stallion spoke at the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit in Detroit in October.

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In September, the rapper launched a website called “Bad Bitches Have Bad Days,” which directs visitors to therapy opportunities, drug abuse and suicide hotlines, and LGBTQ community resources. It got its name from the chorus of the single “Anxiety” from the 2022 production “Traumazine”.

“This album was really personal to me,” Megan told Forbes. “This is the first time, you know, that I talk about the things I’m feeling or the things I’ve been going through. So writing most of these songs made me a little nervous.

“When I decided to be vulnerable and talk about something I went through, I was happy that he was one of my fan favorites and I really appreciate that and they made me feel comfortable, just like him. It’s okay to be okay and it’s okay to tell you all that I’m not okay,” she said. added later.

Megan’s Nike, Popeyes, Revlon, Cash App, Netflix and Time Inc. Noting that they have agreements with Forbes, Time Inc. reported that they “paid him $3 million to make a documentary about his life.” Saying that she just wants to be a “mother” and a “good woman”, Megan is sure to be inspiring.

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