(AllHipHop News) Houston's Megan Thee Stallion made history when Fever became the first mixtape by a female rapper to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. The project opened at #10 on the chart dated June 1, 2019.
This week, Meg was the latest guest on Joe Budden's Pull Up interview series. Budden talked to the Texas Southern University student about why she decided to label Fever as a "mixtape" despite it having all original production and being available for sale.
"When I'm ready to sit down and make an album, I feel like I'll be able to open up a little bit more. Right now, this is me having fun, talking my sh*t. Mixtapes are like, 'We're dating.' That album, that's a marriage, that's a whole relationship," said Megan.
The 24-year-old emcee added, "I'm calling it a mixtape because it's not my official, serious body of work that I want to call an album. I feel like it's still me getting to know everybody. We're dating. That's what my mixtapes are to me, me being casual."
Megan Thee Stallion went on to say her debut studio album will include more storytelling and exposure to her personality. The Fever mixtape was an introduction to the party girl alter ego Hot Girl Meg. 2018's Tina Snow presented the Hottie fan base leader's pimp persona inspired by the late UGK rapper Pimp C.