Classy, Bougie, Ratchet—and Anime: Megan Thee Stallion Debuts a 'Savage'-Inspired Collab With Crunchyroll

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If you’re a “Savage,” now you can say it with your chest. It’s no secret that Megan Thee Stallion loves her some anime; if her animated video for her hit single “Savage” didn’t tip us off, a perfunctory Google search of her name paired with “anime” instantly produces dozen of citations. We’ve even previously documented it here at The Glow Up during Megan’s first “Hot Girl Summer” last year as she created the hybrid character “Todoroki Tina” for a cover story for Paper Magazine.


In fact, anime references are all up and through Thee Stallion’s growing body of work, so it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that for her second Hot Girl Summer (yes, it’s still on—aren’t you hot under these masks?), she collaborated with Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, to create a capsule collection of merch based on her very own animated image for their in-house streetwear line CR Loves.

As the brand told The Glow Up, Megan worked closely with their team on her exclusive “Savage” line from CR Loves. “The collection captures the animated glory of the official ‘Savage’ music video with six exclusively designed pieces: two t-shirts, two hoodies, one long-sleeve shirt, and one tote bag,” they tease. And all you Hotties can pony up for Thee Stallion right now, as the collection is available for pre-order from July 9 to July 20.

Want to hear more about how anime has influenced Thee Stallion’s outlook? Check out her interview with Crunchyroll—and hear about her anime crushes—below.

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?



Ok. I loved that!!! I love that Megan is into anime. I’ve always enjoyed the storylines and fights.  The fact that she is showing that black girls/women are complex beautiful creatures and if you give us a chance we MIGHT surprise you with our capacity to be a whole lot of things at once and thrive in any world we choose. If given the opportunity to be our full authentic selves. Its truly inspiring.