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Megan Thee Stallion Becomes First Rapper To Cover Sports Illustrated, Check Out The Steamy Pic Inside!

Believe it or not, a rapper has never been featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

Thankfully, that bizarre drought got some much-needed WAP this week as Megan Thee Stallion became the first rapper to cover the magazine.

The 26-year-old artist was thrilled to be featured on the cover. It’s apparently been a dream of hers for a long time.

I have a voice, I have a platform and I get to be the first rapper on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I’ve wanted to do it for so long. I’ve wanted to do it all my life. Like honestly, I was the little girl who was looking at Sports Illustrated like, ‘One day, this is gonna be me.’ And I manifested it. I wanted to do it and now I’m here.

She’s one of three separate cover stars. She’s joined by tennis star Naomi Osaka and model Leyna Bloom.

It’s nice to see someone like Megan covering the magazine because she’s also practiced body positivity. She’s not afraid of her curves.

I love my body. Every curve, every inch, every mark, every dimple is a decoration on my temple. My body is mine. And nobody owns it but me. And who I chose to let in is so lucky. You may not think my body is perfect, and it probably never will be, but when I look in the mirror? I love what I see.

Hell yeah. That’s the kind of power we need on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

It seems silly. After all, it’s just a magazine, but this means something to girls who look like Megan. You don’t have to be a stick to be appreciated. NOT THAT WE’RE HATING ON STICK PEOPLE! ALL BODIES ARE COOL! It’s just, for a long time, all we saw were damn sticks.