Megan Thee Stallion Debuts New Song 'Body' in Her First-Ever American Music Awards Performance
The rap star, 25, lit up the stage at the AMAs on Sunday night with the debut performance of her new track "Body."
After making her grand entrance by dropping from the ceiling, she told the audience: "I love my body, every curve, every inch, every dimple is a declaration on my temple. My body is mine and nobody owns it but me."
She continued: "You may not think my body is perfect and it probably never will be, but when I look in the mirror I love what I see."
On Friday, the star released her first-ever LP titled Good News — a 17-track album complete with a slew of new songs from the Houston rapper. It features exciting new collaborations with other stars including SZA, City Girls and DaBaby.
"If you know me, and you kept up with the things I said, I was always super scared to drop a project titled an 'album,' because that's such a commitment," she recently told Entertainment Tonight. "That's like, a husband and I just want to date and have fun — these are mixtapes, these are projects, EPs. It just felt like marriage saying, 'This is an album.'"
"For me to actually get committed and call something an album, I feel very mature. I feel like we have a lot of growth that happened over the past year," she added before explaining the album's name.
"I titled it Good News, because yes, we've been having an extremely crazy year and it felt like we were given bad news back to back. I felt Megan Thee Stallion needed to drop some good news," said the star.
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"Imagine n— lyin' 'bout shootin' a real bitch (Huh?) / Just to save face for rapper n— you chill with / Imagine me givin' a f— it was your f— birthday (F— you) / You in your feelings, I just thought it was another Thursday," Megan raps on the track.
Lanez has denied shooting Megan, even addressing the drama in his song "Money Over Fallouts" from his recently released album. Last week, the rapper — born Daystar Peterson — pled not guilty to shooting Megan during an arraignment on Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced on Twitter.
He is due back in court on Jan. 20, 2021. If convicted as charged, he could be sentenced to up to 22 years and eight months in state prison.
The American Music Awards are broadcasting live from The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles from 8-11 p.m. on ABC.
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