Megan Thee Stallion celebrated for body positivity in new video: 'A love letter to Black womxn everywhere'

Megan Sims
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Megan Thee Stallion showed the beauty of different body types in her new video for her song, which is, fittingly enough, called “Body.”

The music video, released at midnight on Thursday, featured several celebrity cameos including Jordyn Woods, Taraji P. Henson, curvy model Tabria Majors (who recently went viral for her Beyonce Halloween reenactment), Blac Chyna and more. Many of those who made appearances shared their black outfits on social media and expressed their excitement and praise for the young artist.

“I’m so grateful to represent a diverse cast of women in this project,” Majors wrote. Her message of body positivity was supported by fans, who also called how Megan Thee Stallion celebrated Black women through the song’s lyrics and video imagery.

In an interview on YouTube’s Released, Megan revealed the backstory behind the song.

"I'm like walking around the living room, freestyling, and appreciating my quarantine body 'cause I feel like I got a little fluffy and thick, and I was like, 'Baby I still look good,'" she explained. She went on to say that while rapping to herself in the mirror, she thought to herself: “‘What does this beat make me want to do?’ So I'm, like, rapping and twerking, and I'm like, 'Body. Look at this body.'"

Over the last year, Megan has been vocal about the struggles Black women face in the wake of her allegedly being shot by singer Tory Lanez and the shooting of Breonna Taylor, even showcasing the words “Protect Black Women” in the background of her first Saturday Night Live performance.

"I want Black women to be louder. I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve," the “Savage” rapper said during a recent GQ profile. "Don't change — just get better. Grow from these situations. Don't be beating yourself up about these situations, because that'd be a lot of problems too."

Megan, who is currently a college student at the historically Black Texas Southern University, has also been paying it forward to women of color with Thee Don’t Stop Scholarship, which she announced in October. The winners, who were announced on Thursday, will receive $10,000 towards their educations.

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