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Megan Thee Stallion, SZA, and Normani, who are all gracing the cover of Rolling Stone‘s forthcoming “Women Shaping The Future” issue recently discussed when they knew that they made it.

“The first time I feel like I ever made it was when my grandma saw me on TV,” Megan Thee Stallion said. “Yea, she was like telling all of her friends and then she called me, and now I gotta come to the house. And now everybody is at the house and they’re like, ‘We saw you on TV.’ And I was like, ‘that was me.'”

“I still don’t feel like I made it, ” SZA said. “I told my grandma I was in school for so long until she saw me on TV. And then I was just like I don’t know,” SZA continued before shrugging her shoulders and throwing her hands up.

Normani, replied to SZA,” Sis, you made it!” “Nahhhh!” SZA said to Normani.

“I’m just collectively outrageous. I feel like It’s just the precipice of our careers, our life stories, and our journeys. We’re making it currently, and every day it’s growing exponentially. We’re just curating our lives,” SZA continued.

“I feel like the first time I made it, which is probably similar to you [Megan] (Normani looks at Megan Thee Stallion ) is when my grandmother came to see me perform,” Normani shared. “Like, my whole family, especially those hometown shows. Like the Houston shows.”

Megan chimed in, agreeing with Normani. “But there’s so much more that I feel like I have yet to accomplish,” Normani continued.

Megan, SZA, and Normani then began discussing what it was like for them to overcome obstacles as a black female musician.


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 17: during the 2018 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

“I feel like the first time is like when we first step in the door and we’re multifaceted period as a diaspora and then as a gender,” SZA explained.

“So it’s kind of coming in and not being pigeonholed. Damn, you [Megan]  walk in and you’re amazonian and thick but you like to shake booty but you’re so much more than that.”

SZA also spoke to how Megan is also a student and a “boss” before also explaining how she feels that there’s so much more to Normani than just being a singer.


INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 06: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE.) Normani performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2019 Presented by Capital One at the Forum on December 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

“They try to push that perception on you,” Normani said. “I feel like I realized that I wasn’t just only doing music for one group of people,” Megan chimed in.

“Everybody is a hottie. Everybody is a fan of Normani. Everybody is a fan of SZA. It’s overcoming being put in a box.”

After that discussion, the trio talked about their first time “driving the boat,” which was followed by Normani “driving the boat” for the first time.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.