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Megan Thee Stallion Told ‘Colbert’ That Jay-Z Gives The Best ‘Turnt Up Advice’

The rapper also said her song ‘Body’ was inspired by gaining ‘the quarantine fifteen.’ …

Megan Thee Stallion has had an undeniably busy year. Not only did she recently released her hit record Good News, but the rapper was named one of TIME’s Most Influential People Of 2020, had her first No. 1 song with Beyonce, and received her first Grammy nomination. The rapper appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to break down this year’s events and talk about her hit song “Body.”

Discussing her Beyonce collaboration “Savage,” Colbert asked Megan who gives better advice between Jay-Z and Beyonce. “I will say Jay-Z gives the fun advice,” Megan said. “Say if I’m having a bad day, he’ll be like, ‘Megan. Girl, you need to be somewhere driving the boat. Turn up, have a good time, forget what the people say. He gives the more hot girl advice.” But with Beyonce, Megan said: “She says it the nicer way and Jay-Z gives it to me the more turnt up way.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Megan detailed how her song “Body” was written after she noticed she had gained some weight at the start of quarantine, but still looked good:

“In the beginning of quarantine, I definitely gained the quarantine fifteen. I was literally in the living room looking at myself like, ‘Wow, girl. You’ve really done it. What are you even eating, like why are you baking so much? How many honey buns can we eat?’ So I was looking at myself in the mirror like, ‘You know what? You look good though. We should dance about it.’”

The rapper continued to say the song is about people “celebrating their bodies.” She added that she wants fans to listen to her song and leave with a sense of body positivity: “I definitely just want my fans and my supports to feel like, ‘If Megan Thee Stallion said I’m fine so I must be fine.’”

Watch Megan Thee Stallion on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert above.

Good News is out now via 1501 Entertainment. Get it here.

Megan Thee Stallion is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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Ashley Puckett Holds Nothing Back on “Tequila”

A woozy, dazed quality emerges on Ashley Puckett’s yearning “Tequila”. From the slide guitar to the gritty storytelling it all works. She manages to make this rather captivating world one that feels doubly refreshing. Everything about her delivery adds to the inherent beauty of the piece. Rhythms go for a looseness ensuring that every single detail gets accentuated with percussion that works on an emotional level. Best of all the riffs have a dreamy disposition for there is this sense of pure longing that defines the work.

She holds nothing back and right from the beginning it has its own sense of purpose. A groove has an unsteadiness to it, perfectly embodying what a lot of tequila might do to a person. This, on top of the lustful glances that she brings into the fray, further adds to the romantic quality of the work. Volume adds to this for the piece virtually works itself into an outright crescendo. Many different parts of the group makes sure to intermingle creating this vast expanse of territory, the kind of thing that feels quite potent. For the final stretch of the mix the song seemingly tapers off, allowing for a gradual letdown of that kinetic energy, with her voice continuing to lead the way all until the very final moments.

“Tequila” has a tenderness to it, for Ashley Puckett makes sure to touch upon the very essence of what it means to truly want.

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Valid and Stretch Money share bouncy single, “Sentimental”

Detroit heavyweights Valid and Stretch Money have shared a bouncy new single called “Sentimental”. With nearly a million streams worldwide, historic collaborations, and songs that have impacted the city of Detroit, solo artists Valid & Stretch Money have joined forces to release “Sentimental”. Executive produced by platinum-credited Grammy Award-winning DJ Head of Shady Records and Grammy-Award- winning engineer Anthony Rizzo. “Sentimental” is sure to turn heads and surprise the core audience of both MCs. Their latest track is an all-out affair of vivid sonics, infectious vocals, and versatile songwriting that blends influences from 80’s electropop, hip-hop and more, making for a joint that provides heavy replay value while keeping things authentic throughout.

“Sentimental” demonstrates much poise and focus in its songwriting, demonstrated throughout catchy rap verses that pair smoothly with a sharply-crafted chorus. Valid, Stretch Money, and Kerr sound natural and effortless atop Cross’ vivid production, as they ride the synth-laden, bouncy beat with ease. “Sentimental” is a track that can suit a wide range of moods and settings, as well as appeal to a broad audience of listeners, and it makes for a diverse and refreshing offering. Take a listen to “Sentimental” below and tap in with these Detroit emcees.

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