Megan Thee Stallion Makes Everyone Feel Hot at ACL Festival Weekend Two

Houston rapper reminds us that everything’s bigger in Texas

photo by Jana Birchum

Like her hourglass frame, Megan Thee Stallion is a goddess of epic proportions. The Houston hottie shed her weekend one T-shirt and paid tribute to her home state with a stripper Selena outfit on Friday, clappin’ them cheeks across the stage in a sequined bralette and assless chaps (essentially a black leather thong).

“If you a real hottie let me hear you say ‘real hot girl shit’!” Opening and closing with June’s “Thot Shit,” Meg had hot girls and hot boys get their “hands on my knees shakin’ ass on my thot shit,” as the crowd heaved and ho’d. Next came “Freak Nasty,” with backup dancers that slayed in formation like Meg’s gorgeously laid baby hairs. By third track “Simon Says,” the energy was dripping Houston humidity in the dry Austin sun.

Meg called out all her day one Texas hotties during sixth track “Big Ole Freak,” bending over and dropping it down for the tightly packed crowd of barely-dressed Gen Z’ers and confused-looking middle-aged white men. The 26-year-old Good News rapper dipped into her freestyling roots as she went off-the-cuff with chart-topping seventh track WAP, her Cardi B collab that had conservatives and Hoteps alike clutching their pearls. Of course, neither group was at this show, and if they were, she gave a them big “Fuck you” with the eponymously named track as she, once again, protested tyrannical Texas abortion laws.

“This is a big ‘Fuck you’ to all the men who trying to tell me what to do with my body. ‘Cause who the fuck are you trying to tell me what to do with my body?”

She hit all her classics, serving up “Body,” “Sex Talk,” and “Savage.” That’s the kind of career she’s carved out in just 3 years on the scene; she has certified classics her fans actually know the words to. The former Prairie View A&M student pulled several fans onstage halfway through “Captain Hook,” giving one sequined hot boy the opportunity to “Shout out all my Houston hotties, shout out all my San Antonio hotties,” and the birthday of a lifetime.

Megan’s magical because she makes you feel like a hot girl, no matter your age, orientation, or waist-hip ratio. Maybe the wholesome confidence and positivity of her music comes from its origins: Her mother was a Houston rapper who used to bring her daughter to shows as a toddler. She reminds you about the best parts of Texas – that everything is BIG – big hair, big ass, big hearts.

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