In an interview with V-103 Atlanta, Megan Thee Stallion opens up about her Grammy nomination, chatting with Erykah Badu, the lessons of 2020, and her latest single "Shots Fired."
Megan Thee Stallion had an exclusive chat with Radio.com's Darian "Big Tigger" Morgan, also hosting a radio show at V-103 Atlanta, and shared breakthroughs after breakthroughs. The "Savage" artist garnered a total of four GRAMMY nominations in the upcoming 2021 music awards. The first-time nominee had a reaction to her name coming up, again and again, that was pure gold - making the rounds on Twitter shortly after the Grammy announcement.
Thee Stallion Across The Grammys
Recalling her nominations for Best New Artist, and Record of The Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song for her "Savage (Remix)," she told Big Tigg that she was "genuinely surprised."
"I was really shook, cause I was going through the nominees right? And they're like well Megan you've been nominated as well. And I was like what!? Who?!...me?" Megan Thee Stallion said, adding that she was hurrying to get off and tell her grandma. "We gotta keep going, we gotta keep going up, like I don't ever want to get comfortable.. or feel l like I'm chillin', I just want to beat myself, so we're just gonna keep figuring out how to go up," she added.
With four Grammy nominations hot on the heels of the rapper, who has just released her debut studio album "Good News" last November 20, Megan insisted: "I'm still me." The Houston native explains that she just feels "super blessed" every time something happens, adding that these achievements drive her to work even harder.
On Erykah Badu: "I like her a lot"
Big Tigger noted that three of Megan's four nominations are for "Savage (Remix)," which was a collaboration with her fellow Houston native, Beyoncé. While on the topic of these great artists from The Lone Star State, the Tigg asked Thee Stallion to share details about her chat with Dallas' very own Erykah Badu.
"She is just so great, and just unique, like she's a real woman," Megan said of the Queen of Neo-Soul. "When I got on the phone with her she was like, 'You know I sell p**** right?'" And with her opening line, Megan instantly fell in love with the "Bag Lady" singer. "Just to lead the conversation off like that, I was like yes, I like her, I like her a lot... She was just so real and I appreciated having a real conversation with her."
Aside from collaborating with Beyoncé and talking with Erykah Badu, Megan Thee Stallion also shared her dreams of one day performing with another queen - Rihanna, the Caribbean Queen. "Let's hope she gets in the studio," Megan tells Big Tigger with fingers crossed.
Spread The "Good News"
In her 17-track debut album, Megan Thee Stallion collaborates with a number of household names in today's music scene - Young Thug, 2Chainz, SZA, DaBaby, and more. Big Tigger commented that the album kicks off "with a lot of attention," before asking Megan if she expressed her point of view on "Shots Fired," the lead single and her diss track for Tory Lanez. Back in July, Lanez reportedly shot Megan, causing injuries to her foot.
In response to Tigg, Megan said: "I feel like I said enough. I don't like to go back and forth. If I said something one time, that's what it is, that's what I said and I meant it, there's no need for me to continue to go back and forth." She explained, "a lot of people know I'm really nice... the type of person that'll just let something roll of the shoulder." This, however, leads people to "pick with me," she explains.