Giving credit to your glam squad is a basic rule of engagement in Hollywood. Our faves regularly Insta-tag up their go-to hairstylists, fashion fixers and makeup artists — or like Cardi B, shout them out while accepting awards.
But, it seems Megan Thee Stallion isn’t feeling the necessity of her entire glam team. In a recent Vogue interview, when asked about her face beat, she said she did it herself, attributing her glam skills to her momma and momma’s momma.
“One day, my grandma just bought me hella eyeshadow from, like, the Dollar Store probably. I was like 12,” said Megan. “When she did that, it was over for these bitches. My mom arched my eyebrows for the first time when I was in ninth grade and I like, took over. Ooh, I fucked my shit up so bad,” she scoffed.
No, biggie, right? Most celebs know how to slay their face on their own. But, she goes on to talk about her makeup battles with her (now former?) go-to makeup artist Akil McCoy, which he apparently took as shade.
“I like Akil a lot and we get into it like every day. ‘Don’t do it like that, don’t put it like that friend.’ He’ll be like, ‘I’m not.’ And he doing whatever the fuck he wanna do.”
So, he took to Instagram to tag the video “By Akilaface.” Megan then replied to his comment, writing, “@akilaface and me.”
He then clapped back: “No you filled in your eyebrows and put on your lighter Mac powder when I was done. This is not a makeup war I always do your makeup and never get credited. That is hurtful.”
Megan replied: “Woah. First of all if you was really ‘hurt’ you could’ve txt me this. Second you right it ain’t a war bc we all kno I do my makeup and you touch it up or I let you start it and I’ll finish it.”
Is this really what’s happening right now? First of all, who is battling with their clients on social media — if they still want them to cut a check? And, why couldn’t Megan just let him have the credit?
Either way, this is petty AF. Agree to disagree or move on or get a new team.