Megan Thee Stallion talks mother’s rap influence and being “very happy” with boyfriend in ‘Peace of Mind with Taraji’

Megan Thee Stallion is sharing rare details about her personal life in the season two premiere of Taraji P. Henson‘s Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind with Taraji.

Meg, whose mother, Holly Thomas, passed away in 2019 after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, says her mother still serves as her “biggest inspiration” in becoming a rapper.

“That’s how I even knew to be this way,” Megan tells Henson of her mother’s own pursuits to become an emcee. “She had a nine-to-five job, but on her days off, she would be at the studio and she would take me to the studio, thinking I’m in the lobby doing coloring books and stuff. And I’m at the door, really listening, [thinking]… ‘What’s she in there singing?"”

Megan says listening to her mother rhyme led her to start “writing” her own material.

“And then one day I just came to her and I was like, ‘I can rap,"” Megan says, before noting that her mother ultimately foreshadowed her future career as an emcee. “She spoke all of this into existence. She knew I would do this.”

While the Grammy winner’s mother played a big part in Meg chasing her own dreams, the “Savage” rapper now thanks her current boyfriend, Pardison Fontaine, for keeping her “very happy.”

“He definitely takes care of me emotionally,” she shares. “He makes my brain feel good. He makes my heart feel good.”

Megan continues, “That’s a big thing for me, because I used to be so into the physical, right, like… but he moves me, he inspires me, and we just feel like a real team. He feels like a partner.”

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