Grammy-nominated rapper Megan Thee Stallion dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday (Feb. 4) to talk about her hit single “Body” and team up with the host to surprise a frontline worker fan.
Rocking her conservative daytime talkshow look, Meg Zoomed in wearing an off-the-shoulder purple dress with matching hair as she explained that “Body” was inspired by some of the “quarantine fluff” she’d put on while falling in love with her refrigerator during the COVID-19 lockdown.
“Eating is the key,” she joked about the song’s popularity. Megan also talked about how her teacher grandmother inspired her to always keep working toward a degree, so after dropping out of a taxing nursing program, she went into health administration and is now on the dean’s list and honor roll. “I just watched my grandmother take care of my great-grandmother and it really inspired me to have my own assisted living facility,” she told DeGeneres.
In the meantime, in addition to making her parents and grandma proud, The “Cray Baby” rapper surprised a frontline nurse and mother of five on the show, Shelby, Mississippi’s Jamelmenique Hoy, who moved to Houston last July to help with COVID relief. Hoy video’d in with her husband Michael and sons Michael Jr., Malachi, Messiah, Mason and Micah, who’ve all been crammed into a one-room hotel room for five months during her deployment.
Hoy, who is studying to get her master’s degree to become a family nurse practitioner, freaked out when Megan popped up on her screen. “You have a beautiful family!” the rapper said. “What you’re doing you’re super inspiring. I thought that I wanted to be a nurse at one point in time, but that is really hard and I feel like we just need to give you all the praise, because girl you are putting on for us, just black women in general. Just thank you so much for everything that you’re doing.”
So, to help Jamelmenique deal with all those bodies in that little room, they sent her to go grab a room service tray loaded up with a healthy meal, with included a $50,000 stack of bills to help her pay off her student loans courtesy of Shutterfly.
Watch Meg on Ellen below.