Megan Thee Stallion is most likely feeling “All Dat” after being named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020.
The 25-year-old rapper — born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete — is among the high-profile “pioneers” to feature on the prestigious list, which recognizes those who have impacted the world by “harnessing the power of influence to forge genuine progress.”
Explaining why the Houston native deserves a place among other high-profile names including Selena Gomez, Michaela Coel and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson described Megan as “the epitome of tenacity.”
“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,” the “Empire” star wrote in the special issue of Time.
“It’s invigorating to see her become a platinum-selling artist with the viral hit ‘Hot Girl Summer’ and multiple No. 1 songs in the past year, ‘Savage’ and ‘WAP.’ But you would be a fool to think that’s all there is to her. She’s deep.”