Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) announced the sad news on Friday (March 22, 2019) that her manager and mother, Holly Thomas, had died from a cancerous brain tumor, an illness she had been battling for quite some time.
Megan provided the update on Instagram stories where she appeared to push back on people who were speculating the death of her mother was a case of Illuminati sacrifice. “Not that I owe strangers an explanation. People on the internet be sick AF. My mother had a brain tumor that was cancerous for a while now,” she wrote.
Megan’s mother not only managed her career, she tapped into her years as a rapper performing under the name Holly-Wood to coach Megan’s recording sessions and performances.
Megan, who balances a rap career and attendance at Prairie View A&M college, recently told Essence, “I knew I wanted to be a rapper when I was, like, five. My mom was a rapper. I would go to the studio with her, and that definitely showed me I can do this, I wanna do this. I remember my first time ever listening to rappers like Pimp C and Biggie, and being like, ‘All this would sound super cool if a girl was saying it,’ so I gotta go do this.”
After she announced the news, the 24-year-old Megan, who is signed to 300 Entertainment, followed up with a second post explaining her mother would remain her biggest inspiration.
On Instagram, she wrote, “We were together EVERYDAY, holly was my biggest cheerleader and toughest critic. she taught me enough for 2 lifetimes and if you were blessed to meet her she taught you something too. My mama is still my rock, my world and my inspiration. ima go 100x harder because I kno that’s what she would want me to do. “