Megan Thee Stallion is having one hell of a run right now. The Houston Hottie grabbed two No. 1 records with “Savage (Remix)” featuring Beyoncé and “WAP” featuring Cardi B, earned four Grammy nominations and was placed on the coveted Time 100 list, all in 2020. Now, Meg is looking to have crossover success in 2021.
As reported by Billboard, Meg will be stepping into the pop and dance worlds, collaborating with the Grammy-winning group Maroon 5 and actor-DJ Idris Elba, respectively.
Earlier this month, fans were suspicious of a possible Meg and Maroon 5 pairing when the group shared a behind-the-scenes look of a music video on their Instagram Story. The suspicions came to be true when Maroon 5 tweeted their new single with Meg titled “Beautiful Mistakes” would be released on March 3.
As for the other collaboration, Elba — also known as DJ Big Driis — revealed his upcoming song with Meg during an interview with CapitalFM’s The All-New Capital Weekender. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping him at home, Big Driis said he began making new music to keep his skills sharp since he can’t be at a club working the turntables at the moment.
“I’m trying to stay with it when we’re not gigging now,” Elba said. “So I’ve got some really cool music coming, been working with Franky Wah on a tune I’m looking forward to dropping. I’ve got a bit of a banger, I don’t want to say too much but me, Megan Thee Stallion and Davido that’s coming. Shout out to the fanatics.”
As she makes fans wait for the highly-anticipated tracks, Meg found time to chat with Congresswoman Maxine Waters for an insightful conversation with Harper’s Bazaar that focused on several topics such as education and confidence. During the talk, Congresswoman Waters praised Meg for having the “audacity” to make a song like “WAP” with Cardi B.
“I listen to the young people around me, and they may tell me something maybe you ought to pay attention to,” Waters said. “But then they told me to look at, was it ‘WAP?’ Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry. I said, ‘Now that’s audacity. That is audacity.’”
Waters continued, “And that is the ability for women to take charge of what they want to say. I had paid attention to the young gangster rap time when men were in charge. They said whatever they wanted to say about women, what have you. But women didn’t say, for a long time, what they could say or wanted to say or dared to say. And so I thought ‘that’s audacity.’”