Music | September 13, 2021 11:17 am

Megan Thee Stallion Says Making Men Uncomfortable Is Her Job

The rapper offends men like it's her job, because it kind of is

Megan Thee Stallion performs wearing a blue jumpsuit. The rapper says making men uncomfortable is part of her job, according to a recent interview.
Megan Thee Stallion performing and apparently offending some men.
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Megan Thee Stallion wears many hats, from superstar recording artist and Hot Girl Summer founder to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl. Now the star is adding yet another title to her impressive resume: professional man offender. After a few years of swiftly climbing the ladder in the entertainment industry and freaking men the hell out in the process, Megan Thee Stallion has discovered her true passion: making men uncomfortable.

In a recent interview with Julie Adenuga for the Evening Standard, Megan Thee Stallion reflected on how her rise to fame has changed her perception of men — and not for the better. “I’m starting to see how much more ignorant men are than I thought,” she said, alluding to the largely male outrage raunchy releases like “WAP” and “Thot Shit” have sparked among pearl-clutching political leaders and public figures.

Echoing earlier comments made during a 2020 GQ interview in which Megan Thee Stallion claimed that year’s Cardi B collab “WAP” “freaks men the hell out” because those men are threatened by strong women exercising control over their own bodies and sexuality, the star told Adenuga that the issue male listeners take with her sexually empowered persona and lyrics comes from a place of deep insecurity. “I feel like that’s what kind of gets under a lot of men’s skin. Like, ‘How dare she talk about her vagina? She loves herself and she don’t need me and she’s going to take my money.’ I just feel like I make a lot of them uncomfortable and I feel like that’s my job.”

If making men uncomfortable is Megan Thee Stallion’s job, it’s one she has fully embraced in recent years, calling out the underlying hypocrisy and misogyny behind the criticism female artists like herself face for “raunchy” lyrics that are arguably far more tame than music male rappers have been putting out for decades, usually to far less moral outrage and hysteria. In addition to calling out her male detractors for their insecurity in interviews, Meg also released a music video earlier this year for her single “Thot Shit” that blatantly parodies her critics, featuring a stereotypical old white man who complains about her music publicly while getting off to her image behind closed doors.

“I’m not even mad at these men,” Megan Thee Stallion continued in the interview. “They’re emotionally ignorant. Once they come to grips with who they are, maybe they’ll grow up.”