Hot Girl tears and cheers are here.
Setting the tone for music’s biggest night off right, Megan Thee Stallion delivered one of the most refreshing and heartfelt moments in recent Grammy history during her acceptance speech Sunday.
“I don’t want to cry,” a choked-up Megan, 26, struggled to say after beating out Phoebe Bridgers, KAYTRANADA, Doja Cat, Chika, Ingrid Andress, Noah Cyrus, and D Smoke for Best New Artist honors.
The Houston-born leader of the Hot Girls fan squad went on to acknowledge her competitors for their great musical achievements and thanked her late mother for always believing in her.
Megan’s heart-melting acceptance speech trailed her Twitter-breaking reaction to receiving her first-ever Grammy award for “Savage (Remix)” as the TikTok anthem earned Best Rap Performance nods during the awards show pre-telecast earlier Sunday night.
“I’m gonna cry,” a beaming Megan said breathlessly during the Grammys pre-telecast awards Sunday after belting out back-to-back yelps of joy.
“Thank you, Lord. God is the first person I want to thank. My grandma, thank you, nanny, for making me stop music to finish school,” the “Hot Girl Summer” singer added before sending a special shout-out to her mother, Holly, who died of cancer in March 2019.
“Thank you, momma, for pushing me.”
Giving Queen Bey her due respect, the “WAP” performer graciously acknowledged Beyoncé — who stands to add a whopping 9 Grammys to her impressive collection of 24 golden gramophones tonight — for adding her special sauce to the remix track-turned-TikTok challenge anthem.
“Thank you, Beyoncé. I still can’t even believe this. What? Me? Thank you, hotties! Thank you, Houston!”