Megan Thee Stallion Becomes The First Black Woman To Cover ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Megan Thee Stallion has made history by becoming the first black woman to grace the cover of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 issue.

In August, the 27-year-old rapper released an album titled “Traumazine,” which she described as a deeply personal journey that made her “nervous,” according to Forbes. She revealed her pride at being the first black woman to snag this honor and expressed the pressure that came along with it. “It’s really hard to be the first something in 2022, so ah!” she said.

“I can’t slow down right now,” Megan Thee Stallion told Forbes. “I’ll take a break when I’m dead.”

The star went on to explain that she is “really trying to build something,” an attitude that keeps her on her toes. “When I start sitting, I feel like I’m not doing enough or I’m giving somebody else the opportunity to pass me,” Megan Thee Stallion revealed.

Forbes estimated that the rapper has earned approximately $13 million in 2022 so far from a combination of royalties, ticket sales, paid endorsements and merchandise sales, according to Forbes. (RELATED: Tiantian Kullander Dead Suddenly At Age 30)


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The superstar rapper told Forbes she is particular about which endorsement campaigns she takes on, and always takes time to ensure the project is on-brand and is truly something she is passionate about.

“I cannot fake it,” she said. “If I’m not naturally into it, I don’t want to sell it.”

Megan first landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list three years ago, but this year marks the first time she has covered the magazine.