A spokesperson also spoke to the publication but didn’t seem to want to reveal too much.
They said that they did not think the award-winning rapper could be a part of the issue before having to take a “meeting with the team.” They said, “[The Sports Illustrated team] actually still don’t even know who the cover girl will be. Still undecided. No one will know until the day of the unveiling.”
“Even though I’m not working a traditional job, I still treat it like: ‘This is work. I need to work hard for this. I want to be here. I want to do this. I want to be Megan Thee Stallion,'” she says. “I feel like I know what comes with my job. If I took everything personal, then I would probably be somewhere curled up in the corner.”
“I don’t want to cry but first of all I wanna say everybody is amazing,” she said during her acceptance speech. “Every artist that was nominated for this award is so amazing. So, shout out to all of y’all.”
Meg also thanked her late mother, Holly Thomas, who sadly succumbed to cancer right when Meg’s career began to skyrocket. “I really wanna say thank you to my momma,” Thee Stallion concluded. “She’s not here with me today, but I know she’s here with me in spirit and she always believed I could do it.”