Houston rapper Megan thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) has been on a promotional tour, visiting radio stations where she’s been talking up the launch of her upcoming project Fever.
While Megan’s musical career is riding high, at the same times she’s been dealing with the crushing loss of her mother, Holly Thomas, who died after a long battle with brain cancer in March 2019. Thomas wasn’t just Megan’s mother, she was also her manager and as a former rapper herself, a daily inspiration and coach for Megan.
As part of her tour, yesterday (May 10, 2019) Megan stopped in Birmingham, Alabama, where she visited local radio station 95.7 Jamz and performed in a club that evening.
In a Facebook recording of the interview, show host Funny Maine (real name Jermaine Johnson) shockingly revealed he was unaware her mother has passed away. Less than four minutes into the video, he stated, “I was wondering if you were going to bring your mom with you today. I know she travels with you a lot but she’s your manager and all that good stuff for you. And your mom was in the game before you, right?”
Megan reacted with stunned silence, placing her hand on her heart while someone off camera signaled to Maine, who then responded, “No, don’t want to talk about that? Okay, we’ll go the other way then.”
Oddly enough, the host had done enough research to know the 24-year-old Megan has attended two colleges and also enjoys painting and watching anime.
During a break, Maine referenced his mistake but didn’t apologize. Speaking to Megan he said, “I’m all about energy. I wasn’t prepped or don’t wanna make it weird for you or anything. Are we good?” Megan responded with a nod, and Maine continued, “Just wanna make sure you’re comfortable.”
Today, Maine addressed the issue on Instagram where he wrote, “I know folks want to see a train wreck, but it was an honest mistake and I already apologized multiple times to the one person who deserved it. Sometimes you can research for hours and still miss important details. And that’s what happened. I wanted to highlight her relationship with her mother for Mothers Day, and just didn’t know what I didn’t know. Shout out to her for finishing the interview and being a class act in spite of everything.”
As part of the post, he included a screenshot of a DM he sent to Megan apologizing for the question. In the DM he wrote that he had “two pages of notes” from research and simply hadn’t come across any reference to her mother dying. On a Megan thee Stallion fan page on Facebook, he also apologized under a repost of the interview.
Check out the exchange below.