Megan Thee Stallion reacts to The Rock wanting to be her pet, talks new album, and more on SiriusXM Hits 1.
Megan Thee Stallion stopped by the SiriusXM studios to promote her new album, 'Traumazine', which is available now to stream and cop on all major DSPs.
Megan Thee Stallion sits down with "The Morning Mash Up" on SiriusXM Hits 1 discussing writing the new album, how she bosses Jimmy Fallon around, and reacts to The Rock wanting to be her pet.
"The Morning Mash Up"–hosted by SiriusXM's Nicole Ryan, Ryan Sampson, and Stanley T–airs every morning on SiriusXM Hits 1.
Megan Thee Stallion Reacts To The Rock Wanting to be Her Pet
Ryan Sampson: The Rock would like to be your pet.
Megan Thee Stallion: I mean that's kind of like legendary. I'm kind of epic. [laughs] I used to watch wrestling all the time and like being from Houston and like watching The Rock and how famous he is, how much of a mega star he is and he wanna be my pet. Like period. Like, we made it. We might be a little famous.
Megan Thee Stallion Cried Writing 'Traumazine' Album
Ryan Sampson: You seem like a morning person, like you've got this energy.
Megan Thee Stallion: You know what, I'm really not. But I mean, I feel like I've been up since six. So, to me, this is like the afternoon. It's about to be lunch.
Nicole Ryan: Are you somebody who has trouble sleeping? Because like your mind is always going like with ideas.
Megan Thee Stallion: I'm a person that will stay up until five in the morning knowing I have to get up at six. So, I really didn't go to sleep until like four. So, I was like, well, forget it. I might as well just stay up. So, I'm kind of running off of yesterday's energy.
Nicole Ryan: We also, I mean, the album's out today, so I understand why you wouldn't sleep.
Megan Thee Stallion: Right, I'm so excited. I'm on edge all night. Like, first of all, I stay up all night thinking about all kind of stuff. I'm writing random lyrics. I'm just thinking about what I wanna eat the next day. Maybe I shouldn't eat right now at six o'clock in the morning. Like, you know what I'm saying? But my album is out. I was so on edge about the album, cause this is like the first time I've ever been so personal. And this is like the first time I've ever treated my music like this, like usually I write music and I'm like, 'okay, I'm sad, but I'll write Body.' Or, you know what I'm saying? 'I'm upset. Okay. I'm writing Freak Nasty.' Like, but this is the first time I've like written music about how I like actually feel and not how I want to feel.
Stanley T: Well, let me say, let me say that the album is called 'Traumazine'. Did I say that right? So, this is the definition, a chemical release to in the brain when it's forced to deal with painful emotions caused by traumatic events and experiences. That's kind of been your life for the last two years.
Megan Thee Stallion: Yeah. But like probably the past three years. I kind of wanted to talk about everything that's been happening to me since like 2019. Like since my mom passed. And I feel like I just kinda worked through it. Like I never really dealt with it and I'm not saying I'm like still in a good place about it. I'm not saying I've worked through it at all. Like I just feel like now I'm coming to a place like where it's all hitting me. Like, oh my gosh, all this stuff is happening to me. It did happen to me. I go through so much and I feel like I just always keep it inside and I always just, just keep working through it. But now I'm kind of feeling like, dang, I have to deal with this. I can't keep not talking about it. I can't keep running from it. Like I gotta deal with this.
Nicole Ryan: Was it a release? Was it cathartic when you were in the studio where you like in, on like on the mic and you would start to cry? Like, was this like a therapy?
Megan Thee Stallion: I was crying more so writing the songs than recording the songs. Like it kind of felt like a weight off my chest a little bit, like actually saying some of these things out loud. But yeah, it felt like it felt good to like say it out loud and I feel like it feels good to like, have people understand where I'm coming from. Cause so many people could tell my story. So many people got something to say about me that don't even know me, but I'm like, 'okay, well how about this? Let me put a little bit of my feelings in my music.' And then, you know, you can see where I'm coming from.
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