Megan Thee Stallion's New Album Might Not Have As Much "Pop That A** Music"

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Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage,)
The Houston Native initially wanted to remind listeners how strong her pen game is, but as summer draws closer, she's found herself in more of a ratchet mood.

Female rappers have to fight twice as hard to be taken as seriously as their male counterparts. This seems largely due to their often-salacious material. Despite having all eyes on them while their booties are bouncing and bodies are bodying, hip-hop heads tend to forget the power behind people like Megan Thee Stallion's pen. Her bars on tracks like "Freak Nasty," "Cash S**t," and "WAP" are in the caption under countless NSFW Instagram posts, but for her upcoming album, it sounds like the Houston native is thinking about switching things up.

"How many songs do y'all feel like y'all wanna hear on this album?" Thee Stallion asked her Instagram followers during a Live session this week. "In my mind, I was thinking 14, but I keep recording songs that's so good!" According to the brunette beauty, her moods have been consistently changing lately, causing her to create a lot of different vibes throughout her music. "The first 20 songs I had, I'm just straight rapping. And then I started being in a better mood, so it's like feel-good songs, and then I got in a ratchet mood 'cuz you know it's about to be summertime!" she shared.

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Though it's in her nature to make twerk-worthy anthems, Thee Stallion is feeling somewhat reluctant due to the hate she received in the past. "I just remember how y'all used to really whack me for making pop that a** music," the multi-talent teased. "I really wanted to get on y'all's a**es and show y'all how bad I can rap, so I really haven't been in touch with my roots. I'm tryna see if y'all wanna pop that a**, what it's giving?" The fashionista promised that her rappity rap tracks are coming through no matter what. Still, she's curious to know how much people are planning on being outside and acting bad over the coming months.

Megan Thee Stallion isn't the only femcee who's excited about what she's cooking up in the studio lately. Her tourmate, GloRilla, also has some new fire on the way, which she's been teasing on social media ahead of Hot Girl Summer. Check out Big Glo's mixtape artwork and tracklist at the link below, and tap back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.
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