Bun B recently spoke about the late Pimp C and how he sees shades of the legendary artist in rising star Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston rapper suggested that the “Cobra” rapper embodies qualities reminiscent of Pimp and notes that it might be surprising for people to see these characteristics expressed by a woman.
Bun B Speaks
Bun B, who was Pimp C’s longtime partner in the rap duo UGK, recently shared his thoughts on today’s generation that shares similarities with the late artist. He expressed:
“I see that in most people.. like Megan Thee Stallion embodies a lot of what Pimp represented. I think that’s why it was so jarring for people to see it coming from a woman.”
Pimp C & Meg
Pimp C, a member of UGK alongside Bun B, passed away in 2007 at the age of 33 due to an overdose on codeine and promethazine, leaving a lasting impact on the Houston hip-hop scene.
Megan Thee Stallion has been vocal about the influence the late artist has had on her artistry. She often references Pimp C and his impact on the Houston hip-hop scene, where her alter ego, Tina Snow, is a nod to Pimp C’s Tony Snow persona.
Megan’s debut EP, Tina Snow, released in 2018, showcased her biggest hits like “Big Ole Freak” and “Freak Nasty,” further solidifying the connection to Pimp C’s legacy.
‘I Know A Star When I See One’
Chinara Butler, Pimp C’s widow, has also recognized Megan Thee Stallion’s talent. In an Instagram post in 2019, Butler congratulated Megan and referred to her as her “Trill Goddaughter,” writing:
“Lol I know a star when I see one #Congratulations to my #TrillGodDaughter @theestallion now you have everything you nrrf eith @rocnation as Management #Loveit and I’m hold on to a couple of Unreleased verses of #PimpC just for you!!! Get ‘em #TinaSnow.”
Furthermore, the rap sensation has embarked on a new chapter in her musical journey by transitioning into an independent artist, distancing herself from the complex relationship with her former label, 1501 Entertainment. Notably, Megan has entered a fresh phase in her career by signing a new distribution deal with Warner Music Group.