The bisexual rapper proved once again why she’s one of our favourite LGBTQIA advocates


Hot Girl Summer is officially here (especially during this heat wave). Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion headlined LA Pride In The Park on 9 June in a bejewelled catsuit, performing hits like Body and Big Ole Freak.

What Megan had not anticipated was that a classmate from her Houston middle school, Carlos Ruvalcaba, would be in the crowd. “B***h, what is my classmate from middle school… What the f**k are you [doing here]?” Megan shouted excitedly into the microphone.

After realising it was Carlos’ birthday, she invited him on stage for a hug and to sing Happy Birthday.

On Instagram later, Carlos posted: “I have so much respect for her since the time in middle school when I was being called gay when I wasn’t out yet and she stepped in and defended me. I was a little boy back then and she always had my back. I’ll for ever be [a] fan. Girl, I love you.”

Carlos revealed to the Houston Chronicle afterwards that Megan actually stood up against homophobic bullies for him in school.

“The teacher wasn’t there, and a guy was making insulting jokes and calling me gay. I wasn’t out yet. I was trying to pretend it didn’t bother me,” Carlos explains. “I remember the class got quiet. She stepped in and defended me.”

For those who are a fan of the rapper, this kind of support for the LGBTQIA community should come as no surprise. She further showed her love for the community in a speech during her performance at LA Pride in the Park saying: “If you feel good about your body and you feel good about the f**k you look, that’s all the f**k that matters.”

“It don’t motherf**king matter what nobody else think about you. If you a bad b***h, you just a bad b***h. You don’t need a title, you don’t need a label.”

Damn right, Megan.

She was joined by other acts such as Mariah Carey, Fletcher, Dorian Electra, Symone and Gigi Goode to celebrate the Pride event.

Megan, thank you for showing unconditional love for your LGBTQIA family. And for providing us the perfect summer songs to dance to.

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