Was Megan Thee Stallion’s late mother a rapper? Here’s how Holly-Wood played a big role in her daughter's life
Megan’s mother used to take Megan for late-night studio sessions and that’s where Megan got her first brush with rapping
Megan Thee Stallion is one of the most-talked-about rappers in hip-hop currently and has been making a lot of noise in the game for the last two years. The Houston rapper shot to fame with her 2019 hit single ‘Hot Girl Summer’ featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign and is now releasing her debut album ‘Good News’ on November 20, 2020. However, the road to success has not been easy, and not many are aware, but if it was not for her mother, the world would not have witnessed the icon in the making. Yes, it was her mother Holly Thomas, who introduced her to music and hip-hop to be more specific.
Unfortunately, before her mother could see the 25-year-old rapper’s reaching new heights, she passed away in March 2019 from a cancerous brain tumor. According to the website Cheatsheet, Megan had shared a touching Instagram post, where she announced her mother’s death with a throwback photo of the two along with an emotional caption, “The best mom in the whole world. The strongest woman on the planet. I can’t even put complete sentences together rn RIP mama.”
Was Megan’s late mother a rapper in her early days?
It is very rare to see a daughter following the footsteps of her mother, especially when the latter has been a rapper herself. Yes, not many are aware but Megan Thee Stallion’s mother used to be a rapper in her early days. Her mother Holly Thomas went by the moniker of Holly-Wood, and she used to take Megan for late-night studio sessions, and that’s where Megan got her first brush with rapping. Speaking in an interview with VIBE Magazine earlier as reported by Cheatsheet, the ‘Savage’ hitmaker asserted, “Sometimes when we’re in the studio, I get her so hyped that she’s like, ‘Megan, I’m about to get in the booth and come out with another mixtape. “I don’t think that will happen because we bump heads, and we would definitely bump heads trying to write together.”
Revealing details on the same, Megan had also spilled the beans to Marie Claire in an interview saying, “I would see her fit in writing after work and before work. I’m used to seeing that work ethic.” The same magazine also revealed that it was Megan’s mother who introduced her to the songs of hip-hop icons like Pimp C, Slim Thug, and Biggie Smalls. Thomas eventually became Megan’s manager and mentor to guide her in her rap career.
Mother’s influence on Megan Thee Stallion’s life
Even if her mother pursued rapping and also allowed Megan to follow her dreams, she made sure Megan’s education was never compromised. Thomas influenced Megan’s decision to study health administration and also helped foster her wish to establish assisted living facilities in her hometown of Houston, Texas. According to Cheatsheet, Thomas insisted that Megan hold off on pursuing her rap dreams until she turned 21.
In one of the interviews with Marie Claire, Megan revealed how she learned to be confident from her mother. She recalled a time when her mother encouraged her to stand up for herself against an elementary school bully. “I went to school the next day and cussed the bi**h out. After that, she definitely left me the f**k alone.” Megan once revealed on Instagram according to the website Roanoke, how her mother would have been proud after she became the first woman to reach number one on the Rap Songwriters chart. "Wow I used to watch my mom write songs in her bed every day when she got off work so I started doing it too. I know she's proud (sic).”