Megan Thee Stallion knew from a young age that she wanted to become a rapper, but wasn't ready to tell anyone else. "I've been writing since I was maybe seven," she said earlier Rolling Stone. "I was a little shy of telling people that I could rap the longest." This included her mother, the late Holly Thomas, who Megan adored as a child. “My mother was a rapper. She didn't know I wanted to be a rapper, but I literally watched her in the studio all day. I thought, 'This lady is everything,' ”she recently shared with Tyra Banks Pro Sports illustrated.
Megan finally revealed the truth after she turned 18. "I wanted to be perfect with her," she added. “I finally went to college. I thought, 'Okay, I've probably kept this secret a secret long enough. I started going to the studio by myself ‘… didn't want her to close me I don't want her to say: & # 39; You are not serious. You don't know. "From 2001-2007, Holly was part of a rap collective known as the Screwed Up Click, called" Holly. carried wood. "" I finally came to her … and I thought, 'I can rap.' She said, & # 39; No you can't … let me hear it. & # 39; I said, 'Okay, mom. Don't yell at me, but I'm about to curse, ok? & # 39; So I started walking and I curse, "Megan continued." She says, 'Where did you learn all these words?!' "
In 2019, Holly died at the age of 47 after battling a cancerous brain tumor. "No matter what I go through, I still want to keep going," Megan said The FADER in May 2019. “Just to show people that you can still be strong and face your everyday life. Even if everything comes your way. I didn't cancel any of my shows because I just knew – I know – what my mom is like, and I know she wouldn't want me to quit. "Also because of her mom and grandmother, Megan is currently graduating from Texas with a health administration degree Southern University: "I do it for myself, but I also do it for the women in my family who made me who I am today."