Joshua Pete, Megan Thee Stallion, or Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, is a 29 year-old American rap artist with one studio album and several EPs, mixtapes, and singles under her belt.
Megan came from a music background – her mother Holly Thomas was a great musician during the peak of her career in the 1990s and it came as no surprise that she followed in the music icon’s footsteps. The youngster has written her name on the fabrics of the entertainment industry with her songs and signature twerking style. She has dropped a lot of hit tracks and her 2023 songs promise to be great.
Who is Joshua Pete?
Joshua Pete is a name often associated with female American rapper Megan Thee Stallion. People who believe the music hitmaker was born a boy prefer to call her Joshua but these claims have never been verified.
Megan was born on the 15th of February 1995 which pegs her current age at 29. Megan’s place of birth is captured as San Antonio, Texas in the United States, pointing to her American nationality. However, the young musician’s physical appearance is a testament to her Afro-American background.
Her dad has been identified as Joseph Pete Jr. Joseph was reportedly behind bars during the first eight years of Megan’s life but became fully involved in her upbringing after he left jail. According to the rap artist, her dad made up for his long absence in her life and went on to become her best friend. Joshua was constantly with his daughter until he died.
On the other hand, Megan’s mother was Holly Thomas, an American 90s-era rapper known by the stage moniker, Holly-Wood. Holly released a lot of hit songs during the peak of her career and also explored the business arm of the music industry by launching the record label called, Pretty Time Entertainment Management. Megan and her mum were quite close as Holly often took her along to the studio where she laid a solid foundation for her future career as a rap artist.
Megan Thee Stallion grew up in the neighborhood of Houston, precisely in South Park. She was the only child of her parents. At age 14, she relocated to Pearland, Texas with her mum, and by the time she turned 18, the young rapper was ready to launch her music career but was advised by her mum to wait till she turned 21. According to Holly, the lyrics that Megan was experimenting with were too mature for a girl of her age.
Megan Thee Stallion Lost her Mum Prior to her Breakthrough
After she lost her father at a very young age, Megan’s mother, Holly Thomas, also passed on in 2019. The most painful part of the woman’s death was that it occurred when her daughter was about to hit it big in the music industry. It was such a huge tragedy for Megan considering the fact that Holly has been toiling as her manager from inception.
It was later revealed that Holly had been battling with brain cancer for many years and it was the complications from her health condition that claimed her life in 2019.
Shortly after the death of her mum, Megan also lost her grandmother, thus, it was one tragedy after another for the American rap artist.
She is a Texas Southern University Alum.
Growing up in her place of birth San Antonio, Texas, Megan Thee Stallion achieved her earliest academic qualifications in the region. When the time came for her to proceed to high school, Megan and her mum already relocated to Pearland Texas and thus, she chose Pearland High School which was convenient. The emerging rap artist completed her studies at Pearland High in 2013.
The quest for further academic qualifications took her to Prairie View A&M University to study Health Administration and during her early days in the tertiary institution, Megan launched her music career and began sharing freestyle videos via social media.
In her late teens, Megan was dubbed “Stallion” by her peers thanks to her athletic build and physique. and it was during that time that she chose to go with the nickname “Megan Thee Stallion” as a stage moniker.
During her days at Prairie View A&M University, the rising star engaged in a lot of attention-grabbing stunts that landed her in trouble and she became an object of bullying. In fact, her mother, Holly had to intervene before the bullies eased off on her. This was the reason she transferred to Texas Southern University to complete her studies in the same course. Megan graduated on the 11th of December 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Why Do People Associate Joshua Pete With Meghan Thee Stallion?
Fans of the female American rap artist started associating with her with Joshua Pete around 2019 and the rumors that led to it started on YouTube.
Towards the end of 2019, a YouTube video of the Texan doing a stage performance was sighted on YouTube. At the said concert, Meghan Thee Stallion appeared in a long-sleeve, graphic crop top in purple with high-cut bikini bottoms in black baring her thighs.
She was in the middle of her signature twerking moves when the cheering crowd witnessed an indistinguishable object fall from her pants and needless to say, it threw the crowd into a frenzy as they were all curious to find out exactly what went down. Within a twinkle of an eye, the YouTube video went viral, taking the internet by storm and whatever fell out of the singer’s pants became a subject of hot debate.
Social media platforms like Twitter spearheaded the hot debate as people continued to pour in their suggestions regarding Megan Thee Stallion and her latest concert.
One Twitter user suggested that it might be the rap artist’s cheeks that got separated from her thigh, some also opined that it may be her butt but the camera and the angle of the light beam on stage didn’t allow them to get it clearly. There were also people who were kind enough to suggest that it may have been an illusion created by the recording devices that were used on stage.
From what is obvious, the first set of critics were even a bit kind with their suggestions but some critics that later hit the internet space took a bold step and were totally unabashed in claiming that it was Megan’s hidden male organ that fell off her pants. When the talk got to an excess level, the video disappeared from the internet space and never surfaced again to date.
Besides the accusations and videos of Megan taking hormone replacement therapy that emerged from her ex-boyfriend, Moneybagg Yo worsened the situation. In addition, the raunchy bikini shots she shared after becoming the face of the brand, Savage x Fenty lingerie did not help matters as people remembered her controversial stage performance again as the speculations caught fire a second time. Many said she exudes only manly vibes and is not attractive as a female at all. Truth be told, Megan comes with the physique and body structure of a male and her haters only needed to capitalize on it.
It was from this point that rumors rent the air claiming her given name at birth was Joshua Pete and she was given the masculine name because she was born as a boy. Though we are yet to see any evidence to substantiate these claims, people have continued to associate the rap artist with the Name, Joshua Pete.
We must not also forget to mention her article concerning the issues Black women encounter in the US which made people label her a supporter of the transgender community.
What is Joshua Pete’s Gender?
Joshua Pete’s real gender has been revealed as female. This proof came in recent times when her childhood pictures hit the internet space. In those images, fans only saw a Black baby girl and there was nothing suggesting that she may be a boy camouflaged as a girl. Besides, her given name at birth was also revealed at the same time as Megan Jovon Ruth Pete. From Megan to Jovon to Ruth, all are feminine names lending credence to the claims that she came into the world as a female.
Despite all these glaring proofs people still held fast to the speculations that the American musician is still hiding salient facts about her sexuality. Some online sources reported that she went under the knife during her days in senior high school for a gender reassignment surgery. The report went on to say that she was previously Joshua Pete but thanks to the surgeon’s knife, she emerged from the theater as Megan Jovon Ruth Pete and has been parading herself as a girl ever since.
The speculators still went on to observe that despite swallowing a lot of (MTF) male-to-female medications and HRT (hormone replacement therapy) medications, the American rap artist couldn’t still achieve an all-around feminine look in her body. According to them, the lover part of Megan’s body seemed not to be responding to the medication as it can be easily mistaken for a man’s body.
For many years, Megan Thee Stallion kept mute about the speculations concerning her sexuality until Anderson Cooper quizzed her about being born a boy in an interview session and in answer, she just said, “Maybe I do” which had no meaning at all.
Going further Megan exploded that she was not going to waste her time making any form of public announcement to confirm whether she had male genitalia or not. In conclusion, the rap artist said she doesn’t care and neither do her faithful supporters.
The only thing that Megan was explicit about was the fact that she is bisexual, she confirmed this in 2020 while having an interview session with British Vogue. From her utterances, it became glaring that she has never really had a female lover but has kissed quite a good number of girls.
With that said, Megan Thee Stallion does not hide the fact that she is a big supporter of the transgender community. She empathizes with those who face a lot of struggles in their day-to-day lives as a result of rejection by society. This aspect of the musician’s life also contributed to the rumors that she was born a male.
In conclusion, people only think that Stallion must have been born as a boy because of her masculine body structure which is evident on the lover half of her body. However, the rumors have since been debunked especially, after her baby pictures surfaced on the internet space.
Controversies Surrounding Joshua Pete’s Birth Certificate
Since the YouTube video where an object fell from Megan’s pants went viral, there has been a lot of talk about her birth certificate being issued in the name of Joshua Tate which later escalated into a serious controversy.
However, the controversy was doused when it became public knowledge that the actual name on the rapper’s birth certificate is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete which are all feminine monikers.
Megan Thee Stallion started her Professional Music Career in 2016
Megan Thee Stallion’s debut single titled Like a Stallion hit the music stand in 2016. She followed this up with the SoundCloud-exclusive mixtapes called Rich Ratchet. In September 2017, the American rap artist dropped her first extended play entitled Make It Hot. The EP featured tracks like Last Week in HTX that went viral on YouTube.
She got a lot of confidence from the success of her EP and as 2018 was ushered in, Megan inked a deal with the imprint, 1501 Certified Entertainment. The company is a Houston-based independent record label owned by Carl Crawford, a retired professional baseball player; the imprint was operated by T. Farris. This was when she dropped her second EP titled Tina Snow which wasted no time in becoming a hit.
By November 2018, she became a signee of 300 Entertainment, making her the imprint’s first female rap artist. Under the watch of 300 Entertainment in 2019, Megan dropped the track, Big Ole Freak which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #99.
Collaborating with American singer, Normani, Megan released the song Diamonds in January 2020. This particular track was featured in the superhero movie Birds of Prey. Before the end of 2020, Megan Thee Stallion churned out songs like Girls in the Hood, Savage, and WAP featuring Cardi B. Her debut album, Good News, dropped the same year. Apart from Cardi B, she has collaborated with other A-listers, including Beyoncé and Queen Latifah.
Megan’s fourth single entitled Body dropped in 2021 with a big bang, sweeping three prestigious awards in its wake. Previously in September 2020, she became a nominee in the category of Top Rap Female Artist as her song, Big Ole Freak charted on the Billboards; this was under Billboard Music Award. She has also bagged a couple of BET Awards and three Grammys for the tracks Thot Shit and Savage.
By the beginning of 2020, the American rap artist inked a lucrative deal with Netflix, gaining the right to produce as well as direct content for their series. From the look of things, Megan is going to be quite prolific in releasing songs, she already announced the coming of her 2023 song.
In 2021, she became a Guinness World record holder for becoming the first female artist ever to bag Best Rap Performance.
With the exposure she now enjoys in the music industry, it comes as no surprise that Megan has attracted the attention of big brands that wish to leverage her fame in promoting their products. She currently endorses the likes of Puma and Revlon. Below is a list of her Eps, mixtapes, album, and singles.
- Tina Snow
- Make It Hot
- Rich Ratchet
- Good News
- Like Stallion
- Hot Girl Summer
- Cash Shit
- All Dat
- Big Ole Freak
- Dua Lipa
- Thot Shit
What is Megan Thee Stallion?
Megan Thee Stallion is the stage name of female American rap artist, Megan Jovon Ruth Pete. She is also known by the name Joshua Pete.
What is Joshua Pete’s Age?
Joshua Pete is 29 years old. The American musician was born on the 15th of February 1995.