Last Friday, Megan Thee Stallion ushered us into her reawakened Tina Snow era with her song of the summer contender, “Thot Sh*t.” The hot girl anthem is a lyrical middle finger to former friends turned enemies and industry critics. Directed by Aube Perrie, the jaw dropping visuals featured Megan giving an unnamed misogynistic politician (the prototype for the emcee’s most fierce opponents) the ultimate payback for his disparaging comments online. And although the lyrics are underscored by the dominance of patriarchy that has eagle-eyed the rapstress’ music in the past, Republican lawmaker DeAnna Lorraine also believes the fiery single is a subliminal shot at her.
“Megan Thee Stallion’s newest latest video she’s referring to potentially me because we feuded in the past with her videos like ‘WAP’,” Lorraine said to TMZ.“ But probably just the conservative political commentators as a whole that have called her out for her music videos and her outrageous, degrading songs in the past.” Responding to the GOP politician, Meg tweeted a succinct reply: “Who?”
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) June 16, 2021
If your recollection of Lorraine and Meg’s previous encounter is also fuzzy, do not fret: we can barely remember her either. When Cardi B and Meg’s sexually liberating collaboration hit airwaves last year, pious evangelicals and conservative lawmakers denounced the Billboard chart topper as a riveting display of how feminism has corrupted the moral compass of women. Stoking the frenzy, Lorraine previously tweeted that it “set the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile ‘WAP’ song.” The flurry of maligned remarks surrounding the song were quite literal examples of society’s penchant for scrutinizing Black women without applying the same constrictions to their white counterparts. “When I saw all of the politicians in an uproar about mine and Cardi’s ‘WAP,’ I was just really taken back,” Meg told Time in her 100 Most Influential People of 2020 interview. “Like, why is this your focus right now? If you have an issue with what I’m saying don’t listen to it. Tune out, ’cause I didn’t ask you to tune in.” Unfortunately (or fortunately), Lorraine’s Twitter privileges have been revoked indefinitely so we won’t hearing much more from her on the platform anytime soon. And in good news, Meg is back and better than ever — commencing our hot girl summer with her music for another year in a row.