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Megan Thee Stallion made history as the first rapper to cover Sports Illustrated's highly anticipated, "woke" Swimsuit edition.

"REAL SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION COVER MODEL SH*T!!!" she wrote on Instagram.

"Thee first female rapper on the cover of @si_swimsuit. I want to thank all the strong women in my life who inspired me to love my body and live my best hot girl life. It means the world to me to be on this cover DREAM COME TRUE!! #SISwim21."

Megan is one of three cover stars on the 2021 Swimsuit issue.

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Tennis champ Naomi Osaka is on one cover, and the mag's first Black male-to-female trans, Leyna Bloom is on the other.

The "Savage" rapper's impressive curves are stuffed into a zippered nude bikini that's 2 sizes too small. The bikini is available in her new Fashion Nova swimwear collection ($39.99).

"We have three inherently different cover models that come together to tell a story rooted in female empowerment, setting a reminder that beauty comes in many forms," said SI Swim's editor-in-chief, MJ Day, who hailed Megan as "a magnetic powerhouse taking the world by storm."

Megan's cover is not the high-budget cover that fans come to expect from Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit edition.

Still, it's an achievement that Megan can be proud of. No other female rapper has graced the Swimsuit edition.

The only celebrity to come close was Beyonce, but her cover didn't sell well and she wasn't asked to grace the cover again.

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Megan Thee Stallion's amazing body proportions will be showcased on the cover of Sports Illustrated's 2021 Swimsuit issue.

The "WAP" rapper will be among the models gracing the 2021 cover, according to New York Post's Page Six.

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A source told Page Six Megan is one of the hottest rappers out right now, thanks to her raunchy collaboration with Cardi B.

"She's the biggest star [right now], so it's a no-brainer and they love surprises," the source said, referring to the magazine's male readers.

While it is rare for a non-model to grace the cover of the Swimsuit edition, Sports Illustrated has been evolving into a "woke" publication for years now.

Megan isn't the first artist to appear on the SI cover. Studio singer Beyonce posed on the cover of the 2007 SI Music issue when she was at her peak.

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Halima Aden made history by becoming Sports Illustrated's first Swimsuit model to wear a hijab and burkini in SI's annual Swimsuit Issue. Halima made a big splash by posing for a sexy photo shoot wearing layers of material to stay covered up per Muslim tradition.

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Chrissy Teigen

John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen once again covers the 2015 swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. The glorified swimsuit issue is SI's bread and butter. Without it, the magazine probably couldn't stay afloat (pun intended).

After the break is just a sampling of photos featuring the plus-sized model wearing skimpy bikinis in the 2015 swimsuit issue. Enjoy.

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Sports Illustrated Reveals 2014 Swimsuit Issue

This year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has three models on the cover instead of just a single bikini clad hottie. The 2014 Annual Swimsuit issue features former SI swimsuit models Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal, and newcomer Lily Aldridge -- all wearing just their bikini bottoms. The ladies were announced on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday night.

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Tyra Banks and new boyfriend out for lunch

Television mogul Tyra Banks and new boyfriend Erik Asla were spotted heading to lunch at Pearl's restaurant in West Hollywood, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 7. The 40-year-old fashion tycoon recently invested some of her wealth in The Muse, a media and education startup that helps people decide what they want to do for a living. Banks infused $1 million of her own money into The Muse’s funding coffers. The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model is the creator and host of the long-running reality TV series America's Next Top Model. She was also the host of the now-defunct Tyra Banks Show.

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