Megan Thee Stallion won three awards at her first GRAMMY Awards on Sunday evening.
The 63rd GRAMMY Awards were extra special for Megan Thee Stallion, considering it was her first time attending the awards ceremony. Not only did she win her first ever Grammy, she won two more, (three if we count the one Billie Eilish dedicated to her). She was the only person to take home three awards last night.
Lizzo presented Megan with Best New Artist, as the first award of the night. A female artist has not won “Best New Artist” since Lauryn Hill in 1999.
In Megan Thee Stallion’s emotional, acceptance speeches, she thanked God, her mother and the people around her. She also thanked “hotties” and her home, Houston.
Megan Thee Stallion also won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song with Savage (Remix) ft Beyoncé.
This awarding of Best Rap Performance made Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé the first pair of women in history to receive this award. She gave a reaction that is already trending on Twitter:
Using @theestallion reaction to her first Grammy win for EVERYTHING in the future. ☠️☠️
Congrats Meg! pic.twitter.com/TUiH3lgpkT
— Logan Johnson (@keylolo812) March 14, 2021
no thoughts just megan thee stallion reacting to winning a grammy pic.twitter.com/wuM9wprM8m
— naira (they/them) (@simply_sardonic) March 14, 2021
When Megan Thee Stallion was receiving Best Rap Song, she spoke of her admiration for Beyoncé from a young age and how she aimed to be a “rap Beyoncé“.
She said how she would have conversations with her mother, who would say “what would Beyoncé do?” and Megan Thee Stallion would add “but make it a little rachet“.
Beyoncé, who received the award by her side, returns the love by saying:
“I just want to quickly give my love to Megan, I have so much respect for you and I’m honoured that you asked me to be part of the song.”
Before Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé could leave the stage, Trevor Nelson announced that Beyoncé had broken history with the most Grammy awards, at 27 Grammys, “won by a female artist and by any singer, male or female.”
When Record of The Year was accepted by Billie Eilish for Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish said:
“This is really embarrassing for me, Megan, girl, I was going to write a speech about how you deserve this, but then I was like there’s no way they would choose me first. I was like it’s hers. You deserve this. You had a year I think is untoppable. You are a Queen. I wanna cry how much I love you. You’re so beautiful. You’re so talented. You deserve everything in the world. I think about you constantly. I root for you always. You deserve it, honestly. Genuinely this goes to her. Can we cheer for Megan Thee Stallion please?” before she gave her thanks for the award.
Megan Thee Stallion also performed a live medley, wearing what she calls a “Black Hollywood” outfit, with glitter bodysuit and white feather hair piece and cape. The medley included hits Body and Savage. She also gave a special performance with Cardi B, as they performed for their hit track WAP. Both artists wore matching futuristic body suits for their unforgettable first live performance of the track.
There were several criticisms about the performance not being family friendly, but Trevor Nelson did warn live viewers prior. The response on Twitter is very mixed:
— It iz what it iz (@izzyraye_) March 15, 2021
No one cares,but I just want to say that I won’t be watching any more Grammys. I was completely offended by Megan Thee Stallion, and Cardi B’s performances, but God forbid I should offend someone. These two and Beyoncé all deserve each other. Their lyrics are disgusting.
— Rose Betthauser (@RoseBetthauser) March 15, 2021
— sunstone (@DanixDaniela15) March 15, 2021
Thank goodness we got rid of Dr Seuss though.
— Gina Bontempo (@FlorioGina) March 15, 2021
Megan Thee Stallion has made history for herself, women, and particularly black women. During an interview after the ceremony, referring to Beyoncé and her own success, she emphasised: “We here to stay, we here to take over, we been doing that.”
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