New and beloved Houston rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, linked up with fellow iconic Houston native, Beyoncé, to remix her most recent hit song, “Savage.”
After already going viral after being featured in a TikTok dance challenge, the song has taken over with Beyoncé involved.
Megan Thee Stallion spoke with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden on Apple Music on Friday to explain the process of collaborating with Beyoncé.
Megan explained that she was in disbelief, stating, “I woke up and I was like…,” Megan paused, “I knew the song was coming out, but, it was still like, ‘Is it really gonna drop? Are we doing this for real, for real?’ And I cried — like, I had to call my grandma.”
Megan continued, explaining how the two met. “They had a New Year’s eve party at the house, that was legit my first time meeting Beyoncé, and, oh my God, we danced all night — I was really in there, cutting it up. I was like, ‘Wow, Beyonce accepts my turn up! She likes ‘Ratchet Megs’ and I love it!”
When Megan initially met Beyoncé, the two did not discuss collaborating. She explained that the idea came about later. “I got a call one day and they were like, ‘Yeah… Beyoncé’s gonna do a remix of ‘Savage,” Megan said. “I was like, ‘Shut the f— up!’ I didn’t believe it.”
“She was just super supportive,” Megan said, discussing her relationship with Beyoncé “Every time I see her she’s always telling me, ‘Keep going, keep going hard, you really got it. Do you.’ She’s somebody that really inspired me too, so just to know that Beyoncé even has heard any of my music, or has watched me as an artist come up, doing what I’m doing, and that she’s rocking with me enough to even do a song with me, that’s really something that touched my heart. I’ve looked up to Beyonce since I was young.”
Looking back on the experience, Megan said, “It seemed like a dream, but in the back of my head I just always knew that at some point in my life I had to do a song with Beyoncé.”
The remix features new verses from Megan as well as from Beyoncé, in which she raps some notable lyrics. Beyoncé starts off her first verse with the line, “Hips TikTok when I dance/On that Demon Time, she might start an OnlyFans,” Bey not only references TikTok, the social media platform that the original “Savage” gained attention, but also the new social media platform, OnlyFans, an app where users can exchange adult content for a fee.
Reportedly the line was written by JAY-Z, who is credited on the song.
Following the release of the song, a representative from OnlyFans told The Daily Beast that the app has seen a 15 percent spike in traffic in less that 24 hours.
OnlyFans COO Tom Stokely told The Daily Beast, “The surprise call-out from Beyoncé on the ‘Savage’ remix was very exciting for us, to say the least.”
Bey also name drops her own mother, rapping the line “My mama was a savage, Got this s— from Tina!”
In an Instagram post Tina Knowles Lawson wrote, “Haaaaa!!!!!!!!! Savage definition ? Who taught you to be A Savage? love the comments about your Mom passing on the Savage to their daughters.”
All proceeds from the new song will benefit Bread of Life’s Houston COVID-19 relief efforts, which Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD organization recently announced a $6 million donation to in partnership with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall.
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