Houston-born rapper Megan thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) was happily letting fans in on her coverage by Vogue on Instagram on Tuesday (October 22, 2019) when makeup artist Akil McCoy popped up in the comments and proceeded to throw a wrench in the celebration.
Underneath a clip from the “24 Hours With Megan Thee Stallion” video showing Megan filling in her eyebrows and applying powder, McCoy wrote, “Makeup By Akilaface” to which Megan responded, “And me.”
Rather than letting Megan have the final word, McCoy responded, “no you filled in your eyebrows and put on your lighter Mac powder when I was done. This is not a makeup war I always do your makeup and never get credited. That is hurtful.”
A clearly taken aback Megan responded, “woah. First of all if you was really ‘hurt’ you could’ve txt me this. Second you right it ain’t a war bc we all know I do my makeup and you touch it up or I let you start it and I’ll finish it.”
Oddly, Megan did mention McCoy in the Vogue video. While discussing makeup, she states, “I like Akil a lot and we get into it like every day. ‘Don’t do it like that, don’t put it like that, friend.’ He’ll be like, ‘I’m not.’ And he doing whatever the fuck he wanna do.”
While McCoy then bowed out of Megan’s feed, he took his gripes to his own Instagram Stories where he reposted the Vogue video and wrote, “I did this makeup and Megan touched up her eyebrows and put her Mac powder on her face like she does everytime. I do her face.
Likely responding to comments disparaging him for taking on Megan in a public forum, McCoy then wrote, “& Bitch I Could NeVer Fumble No Bag,” and added in a series a slides, “You’ll don’t know the situation and I don’t have to throw shade to get a Fan Base. Hate It or Love it. And thirdly, I never disrespected anyone. I love the girl. Good Day. I hope EVERY Artist Out There would understand me. The End.” McCoy then continued to chop it up with critical commenters under his latest Instagram post.
Megan hasn’t made any mention of whether she would continue working with McCoy but in a subsequent Instagram post she responded to a comment reading, “#MakeupByMegan 🔥🔥🔥 ,” by writing back, ” 😛😛😛”
Check out screen shots of the exchange below. Image via Megan Thee Stallion/Instagram.