“Thot Shit” rapper Megan Thee Stallion is the first rapper ever to pose for the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. “REAL SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION COVER MODEL SHIT!!! 😛🔥Thee first female rapper on the cover of @si_swimsuit 😭😭,” celebrated the rapper on Instagram. The 26-year-old’s ‘Hot Girl Summer’ is kicking off just right. Of course, she stayed humble and thanked her tribe. “I want to thank all the strong women in my life who inspired me to love my body and live my best hot girl life. It means the world to me to be on this cover DREAM COME TRUE!! 😛 #SISwim21.”
The Cover Aligns With Her Brand
The rapper is not just the biggest name in music right now, she has also aligned herself with fast fashion brand Fashion Nova. The “WAP” rapper has created a line of sexy bikinis for all body types. Judging by the bikini she chose for the cover of the magazine; we can see why she decided to create a bikini line. Megan stunned in a beige cutout triangle bikini top and matching high-rise bottoms. She grips the bikini with a seductive look on her face. The rapper wore her hair in long soft beach waves with very little accessories as to not take away from the already perfect look.
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Being the first rapper on the cover of SI: Swimsuit may be the start of a new direction for the publication that is predominantly known for lending their cover to traditional-looking women and usually models. MJ Day, Editor in Chief of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shared why the magazine has chosen the rapper for their cover. “This issue represents the culmination of a powerful community- coming together during challenging times to make history.” Day is also a fan of the rapper herself. “She is a magnetic powerhouse taking the world by storm. Together these women represent three of the most powerful voices of today.”
Day is referring to the other powerhouse, change-making women who also grace the three covers offered of the popular magazine. Tennis superstar and mental health activist Naomi Osaka, and trans model Leyna Bloom, who also made history by being the first transwoman to land the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Day shared that the publication approached this change with seriousness. “It was not easy and we approached the situation very seriously,” lso noting, “we took every necessary precaution to keep everyone safe.” Day also shared that this change has been something in the works for some time now.
The Fans Are All For It
The rapper’s fans are loving the leader of ‘strong knee gang’ cover and flooded her Instagram comments with praises. One fan used her own lyrics against her writing, Body Oddy Oddy!!!!” while singer SZA showed her girl some love as well. “Hella deserved❤️.” Even Day slide into the comments to congratulate the rapper again. “Stallion Illustrated!!!!!!! Congratulations Meg! You are an absolute legend. We love you so much! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥👅👅👅👅👅”. Megan is definitely changing the way rappers navigate the rap game and ‘Hot Girl Summer’ has only just begun.