Watching the news or scrolling down your Twitter feed has mostly been pretty grim in 2020, but Megan Thee Stallion is here to turn things around. On Thursday night, the Houston rapper shared details on her upcoming debut studio album, titled Good News, which is set to arrive next Friday (November 20).
GoodNews follows her third EP Suga, which was released back in March this year. In between, Meg has also collaborated with Cardi B on her NSFW single (and unavoidable cultural phenomenon) “WAP”, as well as Beyoncé on a remix of the Suga track “Savage”.
“Hotties, I first want to say thank you for riding with me, growing with me, and staying down with me since my first mixtape Rich Ratchet!” Megan writes on Instagram, unveiling the Good News album artwork (see below). “Through this rough ass year we’ve all been having I felt like we could all use a lil bit of good news.”
Back in May, she told Dazed about working on her debut album, writing and recording in a home studio during coronavirus quarantine. “I feel like it’s going to be amazing,” she said at the time, “so I can’t wait for y’all to hear that.”
Besides sharing new music she has been a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. In a New York Times op-ed she’s championed Black women, while her debut on Saturday Night Live included a call to: “protect our Black women, and love our Black women, because at the end of the day we need our Black women.”