Megan's 'Women of the Year' Speech Will Have You Bawling
| LAST UPDATE 11/10/2021
Just when we thought we couldn't possibly get more obsessed, Megan Thee Stallion proved us wrong. The H-Town hottie delivered a touching speech at Glamour's Women of the Year ceremony that's got pretty much everyone pulling out the tissues. Keep scrolling for the highlights - AKA the biggest tear-jerkers.
The Stallion began her speech by giving a shout-out to someone very special: the rapper's late mother. "I want to thank my mom because she taught me how to be the woman that I am today," Megan said as tears rolled down her face (and ours). "She's my best friend, my manager, she was my everything, and I know she's so proud of me today." The Grammy-winner also thanked her late great grandmother, Big Mama, who encouraged her to stay in school no matter "how many songs you write," Megan recalled.
And if you didn't know, the chart-topping singer did just that: and now Megan is graduating! In typical hottie fashion, she didn't stop after thanking those women closest to her; Thee Stallion knows it takes a village. "I want to dedicate this award to every woman out there who's been told she's not enough of one thing and too much of another," she said. "To the women who stood up and said, 'This is me - love it or leave it!'"
"My story is probably not too different than a lot of y'alls," the Savage singer continued. "As a young girl, I stood in front of my bedroom mirror, practicing for moments just like these. But I was fortunate to have role models - strong, fierce, independent Black women who gave me the tools to stand up for myself and not to limit myself based upon others."
Megan then shared another nugget of wisdom, one we've heard from her before: women need to work together, not against one another. "Other women don't need to lose for me to win," she said. "There's nothing women can't achieve when we recognize that there can be more than one female scientist, scholar, actress, poet or, rapper. There's room at the table for all of us, and when there isn't, we need to make room." Retweet.
In honor of the empowering event, President Stallion revealed the official "Hottie Commandments." From "Hotties shall not put another Hottie down" to "Hotties shall always get they rest when they need it," these are truly laws to live by. Give a listen to the rapper's extensive list in the video above. Trust us; you won't regret it.