Megan Thee Stallion makes the cover of Essence magazine as her alter ego

Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion on the cover of Essence magazine.

Photo: Essence magazine

Houston-born rapper Megan Thee Stallion appears in the September / October issue of Essence magazine, dripping in diamonds and designer clothes as alter ego, “Tina Snow.” The magazine’s hit stands today.

The Grammy winner appears in looks by Norma Kamali, Christian Dior and more. In the cover, “Show No Mercy” talks about his new album, his musical influences and his style. Here is part of what she said:

Why her alter ego, “Tina Snow” is an ode to Houston rapper Pimp C:

“My mom was still playing Pimp C, UGK, all the Houston legends, so that was my vibe, my flavor… Being in Houston, Texas in general, I feel like going around in circles and freestyle is exactly that. that we do . No matter where you are, who you are with, someone is going to have a rap battle. I’d see boys together and they’d rap, so in my head that’s what you do. I wanted to make sure that I was still alive and that I could do it… ”

On the use of music to make political statements:

“Social media really gave a lot of people a voice that I didn’t feel they needed… When I saw these men and women talking crazy, I thought to myself: Let me put it on. that in a video, because that’s my answer… “

On what keeps her focused:

“There are probably around four people around me on a daily basis. I don’t see a lot of people, I don’t talk to a lot of people, because I feel like it’s not good for me. I understood that my personal space is what keeps me in balance and it’s what keeps me centered …

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    Joy is The Chronicle’s lifestyle and culture columnist, focusing on pop culture, style, parenting, social justice and race. The Houston native is the author of “Ava and the Prince: The Adventures of Two Rescue Pups,” a children’s book about her own rescue boxer dogs. Joy is also the founder of Year Of Joy, a non-profit organization, to spread joy to children in underserved communities. In 2020, she was one of five “Unsung Heroes of Houston” featured in the “Monuments by Craig Walsh” exhibit at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. A former competitive skater, Joy became Houston’s first African-American figure skating coach in college. She is currently vice president of the Houston Association of Black Journalists.

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