Megan Thee Stallion Becomes First Rapper on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

History is made! Megan Thee Stallion is now the first female rapper on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover!

The rapper is the cover model of the August issue, and shot her photos in Miami wearing swimsuits from her Fashion Nova swimwear collection. 

Credit: James Macari/Sports Illustrated

The Announcement 

Megan took to Instagram to announce the exciting news.

“REAL SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION COVER MODEL SH*T,” she said. “Thee first female rapper on the cover of @si_swimsuit 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”.

Megan received tons of praise from fellow celebrities including Sza, Normani, and Chloe Bailey.

Credit: James Macari/Sports Illustrated

Fashion Nova Collection

In the shoot, Megan is wearing bathing suits from her own swimwear line with Fashion Nova.

The collection features many different styles and patterns, and even one that says “Hot Girl Summer,” definitely on brand! The swimline is based on Megan’s style, but with a Western twist. It was created all different body types in mind!

When it comes to body types, the ‘WAP’ rapper has made it clear that she’s here for inclusivity. The Houstan-native has shown diverse figures in her own music videos since the start of her career.

“Tall women, curvy women, all women are beautiful,” she told Vogue. “And no matter how chiché it is, it’s really true — all the things that make you ‘different’ make you special. Never be ashamed about that, you gotta celebrate the things that make you you!” 

Credit: James Macari/Sports Illustrated

Cover Interview

In her Sports Illustrated cover interview, Megan showed loved to the magazine and revealed that she has always dreamed of being on the cover.

“I’ve wanted to do it all my life,” she said. “I was the little girl looking at the cover of Sports illustrated saying, ‘One day this is going to be me’. And I manifested it.”

Luckily, the love was mutual. Sports Illustrated editor-in-chief, MJ Day, had nothing but nice things to say about the “Savage” rapper. 

“Megan Thee Stallion is a magnetic powerhouse taking the world by storm,” she said.

Now that’s a statement we can all definitely agree with!

What do you think about Megan Thee Stallion making history with her Sports Illustrated cover? Drop a comment below and let us know!

Be sure to check out our latest article on the Megan Fox 2009 Golden Globes incident that led to her sobriety.

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