Here’s How Megan Thee Stallion Got Connected With Her Mentor, Q-Tip

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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion already had strong connections with legendary musicians before she became famous.

Although the 25-year-old became a household name after her song, “Big Ole Freak,” was released in 2019, Megan caught the attention of rapper Q-Tip early in her career. In an interview with 2018 with OkayPlayer, Megan talked about her love of anime and her own professional and personal relationship and Q-Tip. Q-Tip rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with his organization, A Tribe Called Quest. Megan credited the musician for teaching her a number of suggestions to lead the music industry.

Megan Thee Stallion will perform on stage during Day 2 of the 3-day “Red Rocks Unpaused” Music Festival presented by Visible at Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 02, 2020 in Morrison, Colorado.
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How Megan Thee Stallion got connected with Q-Tip

Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, worked hard to advance her music before Carl Crawford discovered her in 2019. She and her mother, Holly Thomas, were scattered across the country so that Megan could performing at festivals and other venues. Megan recorded her music while at A&M Prairie University full time.

In August 2019, Megan joined Nicki Minaj for the song, “Hot Girl Summer.” Megan shared how Minaj was an essential part of following rap as a female MC. Megan reached another milestone in March 2020 when she and Beyoncé released “Savage Remix.”