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To Megan Thee Stallion on her 28th birthday

by The Grio

“Saturday Night Live” host Megan Thee Stallion during the Monologue on Saturday, October 15, 2022 (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC via Getty Images)

Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio.

Birthdays are one of the few holidays I honor every year. 

There is nothing more sacred than a personal new year. The number of times we have been around the sun should be celebrated at the highest level — especially when you consider the fact that we lose a lot of our peers along the way. 

Megan Thee Stallion turns 28 years old today. 

The Houston rapper has been out of the public eye since Canadian rapper and menace to society Tory Lanez was convicted in December for shooting her in July 2020. 

Before, during, and after the trial, Megan had her entire life scrutinized under a microscope by those who victim-blamed and wanted to make her the villain instead of directing their ire at her abuser and attacker. It was an unfortunate state of affairs, and the pressure of it all drove Megan to make herself scarce as soon as the trial was over. She has not been seen in public. She has not posted on social media. She has not dropped any new music. She has made herself disappear, and it’s understandable, because who would want to be out here in the streets when people are treating you the way she has been mistreated? 

And so to her, I write these words. 


Today is your 28th birthday. Happy birthday to you, you long, leggy, beautiful doll. 

You have accomplished so much in your 28 years on this eroding ball we call Earth, and you should be so proud. I know your mother and grandmother are looking down on you and smiling. We lift you up for them. 

Let’s be clear: You came on the scene and changed the game. You have left a mark on the hip-hop game that will not easily be erased. 

You have been breaking…

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