Megan Thee Stallion Stuns Internet With Anime-Style Black Girl Magic

Megan Thee Stallion’s Sailor Moon cosplay proves that this Hot Girl Summer is for the anime girls.

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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has taken to TikTok to promote her latest album in a way that stays loyal to her roots as an anime fan. Check out the rapper’s iconic video below!

Sailor Moon Returns

On Monday, Megan Thee Stallion posted a video of her in cosplay as Usagi Tsukino from Sailor Moon. In the video, Stallion dances to Mamushi, a new song featuring Yuki Chiba from her new album. Mamushi is the 10th song on Stallion’s latest album, Megan. Megan is Stallion’s third studio album, which dropped on June 28th.

@theestallion Sailor HOTTIE ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #MAMUSHI ♬ Mamushi (feat. Yuki Chiba) – Megan Thee Stallion

After less than two days, the video has over 7 million views and over 2 million likes. The TikTok even captured the attention of voice actress Stephanie Sheh, who voices Usagi in Sailor Moon’s redub released by VIZ.

While this video may be a fun way to promote her album, this is not Stallion’s first foray into cosplay. Stallion has dressed as several popular anime characters, like Boa Hancock from One Piece and Satoru Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen. If she isn’t doing direct cosplay, Stallion often bases many of her iconic fashion moments on her favorite anime characters, putting a stylish spin on a classic fan activity.

Loud and Proud Anime Fan

Stallion has made no secret of being an anime fangirl during her career. She’s done cosplay, gushed about her favorite anime in interviews, and even sports the occasional anime-inspired manicure. 

This year, Stallion has even incorporated her love for anime into her music. Her latest album, Megan, features a song called Otaku Hot Girl. Anime fans will recognize the term “otaku,” which is a person who is interested in manga and anime to the point of obsession. The song itself also samples an ad for the second season of Jujustu Kaisen, along with an intro recorded by the English dub voice actor for Yuji Itadori, the anime’s main character.

Cover for the album "Megan" from Megan Thee Stallion.

Stallion’s openness about liking anime has made her a figurehead for girl nerds everywhere, to the point that Crunchyroll tapped her as a presenter at their 2024 Anime Awards. While it may not have been their intention, in tapping into Stallion’s otaku way of life, Crunchyroll is paving the way for other Black girl nerds to be loud and proud about their own anime obsessions. 

Anime as a medium has had a large Black following for years, but people are still grappling with the fact that girls can be nerds too. So the fact that one of the biggest names in hip-hop (and Hollywood in general) is a shameless weeb may be a sign that nerd culture is changing for the better.

Want to be an Otaku Hot Girl yourself? Start by keeping up with the latest anime news with articles like this one!

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