Megan Thee Stallion finally released Traumazine after what appeared to be another behind-the-scenes battle with her label. The lyrics on the Houston rapper’s second album are still being debated by fans and detractors alike. People are attempting to decipher which aspects of her writing reflect her real-life struggles with loss and legal issues.
Megan discusses how this record helped her reclaim control of her story in a lengthy interview with Nadeska and Ebro Darden on Apple Music 1. “When I write songs, I… When I’m sad, I might write a song like ‘Body,'” she says. If I’m really angry, I might write a song called “Freak Nasty.” Instead of writing songs about how I feel, I write songs about how I want to feel.”
“I feel like this album is probably the first time I learned how to say what I want to say and express myself a little bit more,” the rapper explained. ” So that’s how I’ve been spending my time. And because I’m a laid-back person, I believe it’s been so easy for others to tell my story or speak for me. And when people talked about me, I just said, “OK.” But now that I think about it, I see how it can spiral out of control, so I decided to take control of my own story. Tell it my way, and tell it from me.”
Megan also discussed how her life has changed since her mother, Holly Thomas, passed away from cancer in 2019.
“When I did something good, my mother would say, “Good job, that was good, we did that.” “I feel like by now I should be able to keep it together when I talk about my mom, but I can’t,” she explained. “But I know my mom will say, ‘Girl, get your stuff together, you’re tweakin.'”
“She was so cool, and I trusted her completely.” And I was so concerned with what she thought that when she told me I did a good job, I felt like, “OK, I did that. “I did a good job,” I thought, but now I’m just like, “OK, what’s next?” Because I’m not sure how well I’m doing.”
Check out Megan Thee Stallion’s interview below: