Megan Thee Stallion says the internet has driven her career success

Megan Thee Stallion thinks she owes much of her success to the internet.

The 25-year-old rap star – who recently released her new album, ‘Suga’ – has developed a huge following on social media and YouTube, and that popularity has helped to drive her recent success.

Megan Thee Stallion

The ‘Hot Girl Summer‘ hitmaker told the New York Times newspaper: “The main reason I am where I am today is because of the internet, but the crazy thing is I didn’t grow up online.

“My mom played UGK, Biggie and Lil’ Kim, and my dad was a big Three 6 Mafia fan, so the music I was listening to was already grown.

“When I got old enough to curse and rap, I was thinking, What would Biggie think about this? Would Pimp C like this?”

Despite her online popularity, Megan doesn’t think her music reflects an internet-first approach to recording.

She said: “Even though my career does really well because of the internet, my style is not new.

“I watched old DVDs of people in Houston and videos of guys in a circle, rapping, freestyling with each other.”

Megan recently claimed she always knew she’d rise to the top of the music business.

She said: “When you’re a confident person, you’re not trying to claw your way to the top. You just know you [are] naturally going to make it.”

Megan also revealed she hopes to avoid conflict with other female rap stars.

She shared: “Trying to tear somebody else down, I feel like that’s not going to keep me in my position.

“I feel like if I came in and I’m nice and we’re working together and we’re helping, that’s going to keep both of us in our position.

“Why do I have to tear you down to make me feel better? That’s not the type of person I am.”