Megan Thee Stallion, a renowned name in the hip-hop industry, has once again proved her mettle with her latest music video, “Cobra“. As we plunge into the details, we will uncover the milestones this video has achieved, the intriguing elements of the song, and the buzz it stirred on social media platforms.
“Cobra” Marks Record-Breaking YouTube Debut
On a chilly Friday night, Douglas Bernardt, famed music video director, launched the video of “Cobra”. Within a span of mere 24 hours, the video turned into a sensation, amassing over 2.15 million views, making it the most-watched YouTube debut by a solo female hip-hop artist in 2023. This feat becomes even more commendable when compared with other popular videos like Doja Cat’s “Demons” and Ice Spice’s “Deli”, which garnered 2.01 million and 1.85 million views respectively.
Spotify Streams Follow Suit
Apart from creating ripples on YouTube, “Cobra” also made its mark on Spotify. The song registered 1.04 million streams within the first 24 hours of its release, underscoring Megan’s growing influence in the music industry.
Megan’s Entrepreneurial Venture
Hot Girl Productions, Megan’s latest entrepreneurial venture, was the music and entertainment company behind the release of “Cobra”. This independent release marks a new chapter in her career, reinforcing her position as a multifaceted artist in the industry.
Lyrics that Sparked Conversations
“Pulled up, caught him cheatin’/ Gettin’ his d*ck sucked in the same spot I’m sleepin’.”
In the second verse of “Cobra”, Megan drops these fiery lines that have since become the talk of the town. Many fans speculate these lyrics to be a dig at Pardison Fontaine, her ex-boyfriend. Their relationship, which lasted over two years, ended in 2023. Although their split was never officially confirmed, a spoken word poem by Pardi that went viral, further fueled the speculations.
Megan’s Struggle with Depression
In these poignant lines, Megan opens up about her battle with depression, offering her fans a glimpse into her personal struggles. These revelations have sparked important conversations about mental health and the importance of seeking help.
If you or someone you know is struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988.
With “Cobra”, Megan Thee Stallion has truly set a new benchmark for solo female hip-hop artists. The video’s record-breaking debut, coupled with its profound lyrics, have solidified her position as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Music industry news is often filled with tales of artists who have come to the end of their professional relationships with their record labels. The latest tale involves popular rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, and her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. After a long-standing legal battle, the two parties have now decided to “amicably part ways.”
Breaking the Shackles: The Legal Battle
Megan and 1501 have been regular features in music news, primarily due to their protracted and contentious legal tussle. The contention arose when Megan’s 2021 release, Something for Thee Hotties, was not officially recognized as an “album” under her contract agreement with 1501.
This led to a lawsuit filed by Megan against the record label, signaling a rocky phase in the professional relationship between the artist and the label.
The Settlement: A New Beginning
“A confidential settlement has been reached,” a 1501 spokesperson told Rolling Stone.
This statement marked the end of a saga that has been partially played out in the press since 2020. With this settlement, both parties have decided to part ways amicably and turn their focus towards the next chapter of their respective careers.
The Future: Independence for Megan Thee Stallion
During an Instagram Live session, Megan gave her fans a glimpse into her future plans without 1501.
This signifies a significant shift in her career trajectory as it will be the first time she will operate as a fully independent artist since her early days in the industry.
The Last Hurrah: Traumazine
Megan’s most recent album, Traumazine, which was released in August of last year, now stands as the final Megan release under the 1501 banner. The album, along with her latest single, “Bongos” (a collaboration with Cardi B following the hit “WAP”), was released through Atlantic.
The separation of Megan Thee Stallion from 1501 Certified Entertainment marks a significant milestone in her career, signifying a new era of independence. As she embarks on this new journey, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for this talented artist and how she navigates the music industry as an independent entity.
For 1501 Certified Entertainment, the departure of Megan Thee Stallion signals a time for reflection and a chance to review its strategies and relationships with its artists.
Only time will tell how these changes will impact the respective parties and the music industry as a whole.
A new studio LP from Megan Thee Stallion released last month titled Traumazine. This album includes additional contributions from Latto, Sauce Walka, Dua Lipa, Future, Jhené Aiko, Lucky Daye, Rico Nasty, and more. Houston emcee Houston delivers a new visual from his album for “Ungrateful” a collaboration with Key Glock which is dedicated to anyone who is unappreciative of his love and loyalty:
In the accompanying video clip for “Ungrateful,” Megan Thee Stallion is seen in lingerie singing her rhymes from the comfort of her bedroom. Then she picks up Key Glock, who raps his verse despite heavy rains during a funeral she attends.
A recent appearance from Megan Thee Stallion revealed some of the more emotional aspects of Traumazine:
My feeling is that it is the softer side. You know, a side of things most people never see. It seems like we are so tough all of the time as female artists and especially as Black women. My feeling is that we’re always working hard in our music. In a world where we’re taught not to be too vulnerable and open, and not to involve too many people in our business. However, I feel that sometimes the world needs a little more of that.”
Two years have passed since Megan Thee Stallion released her debut studio album Good News, which featured 17 songs and features by City Girls, DaBaby, Lil Durk, Popcaan, SZA, Big Sean, Beyoncé, 2 Chainz, and Young Thug. After 100,000 first-week album equivalents were sold, Good News peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 – Meg also achieved Platinum status for the album.
There has been an influx of releases from the Houston talent since then, including the mixtape Something For The Hotties, as well as loose cuts such as “Sweetest Pie” and “Plan B.” Other songs she has appeared on include Ariana Grande “34+35 (Remix),” Lil Nas X “DOLLA SIGN SLIME,” Juicy J “SHE GON POP IT,” Maroon 5 “Beautiful Mistakes,” Lil Baby “On Me (Remix),” Bankroll Freddie “Pop It,” DJ Khaled “I DID IT,” DJ Snake “SG,” and Shenseea “Lick.”
A new single from Megan Thee Stallion, “Pressurelicious,” has arrived (July 21), featuring Future and the kind of confident, adult-themed topic matter that these two are known for (“I am stomping on hoes so hard, I’m knocking them out like Mario tokens”). The track is expected to dominate both the radio airwaves and club dance floors as with previous releases.
The VR music tour “Enter Thee Hottieverse,” created in collaboration with AmazeVR, has been in theaters for several months. Quest 2 headsets were used for the virtual event, which allowed attendees to watch Megan perform in real time. Additionally, they had the opportunity to enjoy Megan’s music videos and interact with other local fans. If you are interested in participating in the futuristic event in your area, you can find upcoming dates here.
To celebrate the second annual Apple Music Awards, Megan Thee Stallion performed many of her popular tracks including “Girls in the Hood,” “Savage,” “Body,” and more. This year, Megan was recognized as Apple Music’s Breakthrough Artist. You can watch 2020 Apple Music Awards: here.