Rumors are swirling that Megan Thee Stallion left her boyfriend, Pardison Fontaine, in 2021. Megan's Instagram followers say the Grammy-winning rapper scrubbed her timeline of his photos -- an indication that she has cleaned house and moved on.
According to HNHH, Megan, 26, didn't post birthday wishes for Pardi, who turned 32 on December 29. Pardi, real name Jorden Thorpe, is best known for his 2018 single "Backin' It Up" featuring Cardi B, which peaked at number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
He also co-wrote hits, most notably "Bodak Yellow" for Cardi B, and songs for Kanye West, and Megan Thee Stallion ("Savage Remix" and "WAP").
And he won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for his contribution on "Savage Remix".
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Pardi should do fine as he makes his way through the music industry without Megan.
Twitter users were saddened at the news that their favorite hip-hop couple had apparently split up.
Megan Thee Stallion is inspiring young people to re-enroll in college after she finally completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Administration.
Dr. Monica Rasmus, program director for Texas Southern University's Health Administration program, tells TMZ that one-time dropouts are re-enrolling in her program in droves.
Dr. Rasmus credits the 26-year-old rapper, born Megan Pete, with inspiring the dropouts to re-enroll in her program.
She tells TMZ former TSU students started reaching out to her to discuss returning after Megan went public in 2020 about completing her studies in order to open assisted living facilities.
Dr. Rasmus says TSU undergrads and graduate students began contacting her department out of curiosity, and a genuine desire to pursue a degree in Health Administration.
Megan also helped the program by donating the $25,000 she earned via Fashion Nova, which Dr. Rasmus says went a long way to helping students who can't afford to pay for tuition and books.
Megan graduated summa cum laude last weekend after 8 years as a student at TSU. Her scholastic dream was delayed one year by the pandemic. And she put her books down for several years to tour on the road.
However, walking across the stage to receive her diploma was Megan's biggest accomplishment.
"I know my parents are looking down on me so proud... Thank you everyone for all the love today," she wrote in the caption of her graduation photo.
Megan Thee Scholar is influencing young stars to elevate themselves and take more responsibility for their public image.
The 26-year-old rapper, who was born Megan Pete, graduated summa cum laude from TSU university over the weekend.
Other stars who look up to Megan -- including Chloe Bailey -- are taking stock of their own public image -- and making changes.
Chloe sat down with Charlamagne the god to explain why she erased her provocative lollipop video from Twitter.
In the video, Chloe wore sexy lingerie, licked a lollipop seductively, and thanked her fans for supporting her career.
Th 23-year-old singer said she is a grown woman now and she should take more responsibility for how she's perceived.
She said the reactions to her video didn't affect her at first.
"You know, honestly in the beginning it didn't affect me. I'm human. Of course, it affects me sometimes. But the reason why I deleted it, wasn't because of what people were saying. It's just -- I didn't want people just going to my page and just seeing that. Social media is whatever. I'm 23, I'm a grown woman. And I think it's so cool how we can find ourselves. And I'm finding myself right now and figuring out what serves me best. I'm just doing it under a microscope while all of you all get to do it without everyone watching."
Chloe is one half of the singing duo Chloe and Halle. The sisters are best known for being Beyonce's proteges.
Megan Thee Stallion graduated summa cum laude from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration Saturday morning.
The rapper stayed enrolled in college throughout the pandemic.
"My grandmother would be very pissed off at me if I just stopped college right now," she told Rolling Stone in 2020.
"I got to get this degree. I already started it, and I'm interested in what I’m doing because I want to open up assisted-living facilities in the city."
The 26-year-old Houston native, who was born Megan Pete, shared photos of her graduation gown and graduation cap embellished in colorful crystals that read: "Real Hot Girl Sh*t."
Megan, who has no immediately family living, captioned the photos: "I know my parents are looking down on me so proud... Thank you everyone for all the love today."
She also shared a link to the live ceremony on Instagram so her 27 million followers could witness her achievement.
Megan is truly an inspiration and a role model for her generation!
The rapper's celebrity pals lavished her with praise on and off social media.
"Congrats my love!!!! So proud of u!! love u!!!," socialite La La Anthony wrote.
"Proud of you Meg! Way to get it done! You're inspiring so many," singer Ciara wrote. While rapper Cardi B added, "I know your momma proud of you. You got people emotional over here."
Jimmy Fallon released a music video for his disco holiday vaccine promo song titled "It Was A (Masked Christmas)," featuring pop singer Ariana Grande and rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
The video premiered on Jimmy Fallon Live! On December 6.
The track also streamed on Apple Music to promote Covid-19 mRNA booster vaccine shots.
"Y'all know what time it is, it's time to get those boosters," Megan says at the beginning of the music video.
The music video was directed by Dan Opsal, and features Megan dressed in a sexy nurse outfit with syringes on her fingers.
A paranoid Megan raps about pouring hand sanitizer on everything from Thanksgiving turkey to eggnog and candy canes.
Jimmy and Ariana sit at the foot of a Christmas tree decorated with singing face masks. Then they wait in line for Megan to administer their booster shots.
After getting their shots, the three stars go snow skiing and dancing.
Jimmy Fallon ft. Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion - Masked Christmas
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Megan Thee Stallion is partnering with Popeyes chicken to launch "Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce" and merchandise.
Megan's new Popeyes Hottie Sauce will be available in all Popeyes restaurants locations on October 19, according to Today.com.
Megan's new dipping sauce will top the Popeyes' spicy chicken sandwich that went viral 2 years ago.
The Hottie Sauce is made with honey, cider vinegar and Aleppo pepper, according to Popeyes website. The Hottie Sauce features a "sweet, yet bold flavor with a hint of spice, inspired by Megan's sassy personality," says Popeyes.
The "WAP" rapper reportedly invested her own money in a Popeyes franchise restaurant in her native Houston.
Additionally, she plans to make a six-figure donation to Houston Random Acts of Kindness, an organization that promotes "empathy and compassion while encouraging selfless concern for the welfare of others in the Houston community."
"I’m appreciative of Popeyes commitment to empowering Black women and look forward to opening Popeyes Restaurants," said Megan Thee Stallion in a statement.
"Teaming up with Popeyes is such a milestone in my journey and evolution as an entrepreneur. I've always been a fan of the Popeyes brand and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join the brand and help create the new Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce for their line-up."
Megan's collaboration with Popeyes is the latest fast food brand campaign featuring rappers and pop culture stars.
Travis Scott and Saweetie have teamed up with McDonald's for promotional meals and clothing lines in the past year.
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Cardi B celebrated her 29th birthday at a star-studded dancehall-themed private bash at L.A. River Studios in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, Oct. 11.
The rapper and her husband, fellow rapper Offset, partied into the wee hours with their celebrity pals.
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Cardi wore a vintage Chanel chain bra, hot pants and cutout tights, while Offset was decked out in all black and diamond chains.
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Invited guests included Karrueche Tran, Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Quavo Huncho, Teyana Taylor, Larsa Pippen, Chance the Rapper, Trey Songz, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish, Snoop Dogg, and more.
Megan thrilled the crowd with her stripper dance routine in honor of Cardi B who supported herself as a stripper before launching her rap career.
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Once again, comedic actress Tiffany Haddish proves she can't hold her liquor. A friend assisted the stumbling drunk star to an Uber. Tiffany, who is dating rapper/actor Common, has previously said she wants to adopt a child. But adoption officials will likely take into considering her history of drinking and psychological problems.
See more photos from the party below.
Lil Nas X reacted to the backlash over his pregnancy photo shoot to celebrate the impending delivery of his new album, Montero.
The "Old Town Road" rapper strapped on a prosthetic belly to symbolize the birth of his "baby" on Sept. 17.
He claimed he came up with the concept while listening to Megan Thee Stallion's verse on his new song "Dolla Sign Slime."
However, YouTube beauty influencer James Charles previously pulled a similar stunt, wearing a prosthetic belly in a photo shoot.
James, 22, faced backlash from women who say the YouTuber trivialized the pregnancy experience because men can't get pregnant.
Now LNX is facing backlash from outraged and confused social media users.
Comedian Donnell Rawlings commented in a since-deleted post:
"I'm with freedom of whatever, but at this point Lil Nas is f---ing with the minds of kids. What are your thoughts, how do I explain this shit to my son?"
One user responded:
"boys have been putting basketballs under their shirt to look pregnant since 1891. Your son will be alright."
LNX responded to one critic, saying:
"One day y'all will learn I am not a representation of anyone but Lil Nas X."
A judge has given Tory Lanez one last chance to stay out of jail.
The Canadian-born rapper's bail was increased from $190,000 to $250,000 after he appeared at the same event as ex-girlfriend Megan Thee Stallion last month.
Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, was allegedly within 100 yards of Megan when rapper DaBaby brought him out onstage at Rolling Loud festival in Miami.
Prosecutors filed a motion asking a judge to hold Tory in contempt of court for violating a restraining order by getting too close to the "Savage" rapper.
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However, the judge let the rapper off with a warning to stay away from Megan, according to TMZ. The judge also modified his bail conditions to specifically prohibit him from attending any events where Megan might be.
That means he has to check ahead of time to see if she is scheduled to attend an event that he is planning to attend. If she is there -- even if its a paid gig for Tory -- he has to cancel his appearance.
The judge also said if he violates the restraining order again, he will be remanded into custody. This is his last and final warning.
Tory was charged with felony assault last year for allegedly shooting Megan in the foot following a party in Los Angeles.
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Prosecutors say aspiring rapper Tory Lanez violated a restraining order requiring him to stay away from Megan Thee Stallion.
Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, was allegedly within 100 yards of Megan when rapper DaBaby brought him out onstage at Rolling Loud festival in Miami last month.
Prosecutors filed a motion asking a judge to hold Lanez in contempt of court for violating a restraining order by getting too close to the "Savage" rapper.
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Sources tell TMZ that Lanez didn't even see his ex-girlfriend at the music festival. However prosecutors insist that Lanez, who was charged with felony assault for allegedly shooting Megan in the foot last summer, was within 100 yards of her.
100 yards is the length of a football field. That's sufficient distance to file documents to revoke Lanez's bail and send him back to jail.
A hearing on the contempt motion is set for next week, TMZ reports.
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Lanez was recently spotted out and about with a mystery woman.
He was discovered by hip-hop/reggae singer Sean Kingston. He signed to record producer Benny Blanco's Mad Love Records in 2015.
Lanez is best known for his debut studio album, I Told You, which dropped in 2016. His fifth studio album Daystar, which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, featured responses to the allegations that he shot Megan, real name Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, 26.