Combine “tearfully overjoyed” to the inventory of emotions Megan Thee Stallion explains in her smash “Savage,” which won the Grammy for best rap performance with Beyoncé on Sunday.
The Houston rapper wept a little as she thanked her grandmother “for not making me leave music to finish school” and her late mother “for driving me and believing that I was going to be here” when accepting the honour, which is one of four Grammy nominations she has this year.
“Savage” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year, several months before Megan’s debut studio album, “Good News,” was released, thanks in part to its highly adaptable chorus — “Classy, bougie, ratchet / Sassy, moody, nasty.” “Savage” will contend for the prestigious record of the year award later Sunday.
Beyoncé, who won best music video for “Brown Skin Girl” earlier Sunday, now has 26 Grammys, one fewer than Alison Krauss, the all-time female leader with 27.
“I still can’t even believe this. Me?”Megan said in her speech Sunday before wrapping up her thank-yous with a shout-out to Houston and to the fans she calls her Hotties.