Thu 01 Jun 2023 | 09:44 AM
American rapper and songwriter Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is taking a much-needed break from music to focus on her well-being.
In a story published in InStyle on Wednesday, the rapper stated fans can expect new music when she is in a better place,”
“Right now, I’m focused on healing,” she told the publication.
Stallion added, “The music and entertainment industry can be a grind, so it’s important to take time off and avoid burning out. Life is all about balance.”
The rapper’s last album was her 2022 sophomore effort Traumazine, which contained hit singles “Sweetest Pie” with Dua Lipa, “Plan B”, “Pressurelicious” featuring Future, “Her”, and the Key Glock-assisted “Ungrateful”.
Since then, she went through a grueling trial in connection to an incident in 2020, where she was shot in the leg by fellow rapper Tory Lanez.
Lanez was found guilty in December on three counts: assault with a semiautomatic firearm; carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
During the trial, Megan gave an emotional testimony, crying as she recounted the ordeal and said that she received severe backlash from the public following the shooting.
“I wish he had just shot and killed me if I would have known I was going to go through this torture,” she stated.
Stallion (née Megan Pete) is a chart-topping rapper and singer who was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2020.
She is well known for co-writing and featuring on Cardi B’s smash 2020 single “WAP” and has also collaborated with notable artists such as Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Lil Nas X, Lil Baby, and Maroon5.
Stallion released the studio albums “Good News” and “Traumazine” as well as EPs “Make It Hot”, “Tina Snow” and “Suga”, and mixtapes Rich Ratchet, Megan Mix, and Fever, among other works.
She has been honored with numerous accolades in her career including three Grammys, four American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and six BET Awards.
In 2022, the Grammy-winning Houston native made her acting debut as Tina Snow in Starz’s “P-Valley”.
Stallion is also known for her roles in TV productions “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” and “Good Girls”.
She is set to make her feature debut opposite Nathan Lane, Bowen Yang and Megan Mullally in the R-rated musical comedy “F***ing Identical Twins”, from Borat helmer Larry Charles.
The movie from A24 and Chernin Entertainment and is billed as a subversive take on “The Parent Trap”.
“F***ing Identical Twins” does not yet have a release date.