Megan Thee Stallion wowed fans on Sunday night (June 28, 2020) as she pulled out all the stops for a stellar performance at the virtual BET Awards.
The 25-year-old star took inspiration from Mad Max for the incredible four-minute video, which saw her deliver belting renditions of her tunes Girls In The Hood and Savage. Dressed in a leather bralette and matching bottoms, with knee-high boots and a spiked bolero, Megan made an impressive entrance on a quad bike as she was joined by similarly clad dancers for the desert dance-off. After concluding Girls In The Hood, Megan and her crew jumped on their quad bikes to travel to their second destination – a stage set up from scaffolding in the middle of the desert. From there, Megan ditched her cover-up as she twerked, jiggled and danced her way through the eye-popping choreography before the video concluded with her riding through the landscape on a spiky throne being driven by a masked man.
“Thank you BET,” a thrilled Megan smiled as she finished her performance, which had been viewed more than 185,500 times on BET’s YouTube page as WENN went to press.
As well as the response to her performance, which had the same polished finish as an official music video, Megan had another reason to celebrate on Sunday night, as she also took home the gong for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.
The award is the latest sign that Megan’s fame is still on the up. But despite her growing success, the young star won’t stop her studies at Texas Southern University – where she’s working on a bachelor’s degree – as a tribute to her mom Holly Thomas, who died in March 2019 after battling brain cancer.
“I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud,” Megan told People. “My grandmother that’s still alive used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today.
“I’ve always seen everybody in my life be independent. My daddy passed away when I was 15, so my mama was still going hard taking care of us. If we were going through money problems, my mother and my two grandmothers always made sure I didn’t know. We could’ve been struggling, but they made it work. I’ve always seen strong women making it work, so I’ve always wanted to have that same drive the women in my family have.”