2020 hasn’t been the best year for Megan Thee Stallion. However, she graced the cover of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
Megan, alongside 17 notable African Americans, was featured in the magazine filled with pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans who have made a huge impact this year.
Actress Taraji P. Henson honors the Houston rapper for her accomplishments and resilience while shedding light on her recent shooting.
“I don’t like to put the stigma of the word strong on Black women because I think it dehumanizes us, but she has strength–strength through vulnerability,” Henson speaks on the 25-year-old Houston rapper. “She’s lost much of her family–her mother, her father, her grandmother–yet she is the epitome of tenacity, of pulling herself up by her bootstraps. She was shot this summer, and still, people tried to tear her down. But she’s out here still loving and being sweet.”
Henson continues to say, “She’s deep. She’s enrolled in college. She’s an entertainer. She’s a free spirit; I see that in her. The industry might try to pigeonhole her in this rap game, but she’s got a plan that’s much bigger. And we got her. I just want her to keep winning.”
Congratulations, Megan, you deserve it!