Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion has decided to take a break from music.
In a new interview with InStyle, the singer revealed her plans to step out of the studio for a while and focus on self-care. "Fans can expect new music when I'm in a better place," she said. "Right now, I'm focused on healing."
She added that part of that break was about the demands of the music industry altogether. In the place of making music, the mind and voice behind Hot Girl Summer said she's spending more time with her dogs, exercising, bingeing TV, and perhaps most importantly, setting boundaries for her physical and mental health.
"The music and entertainment industry can be a grind, so it's important to take time off and avoid burning out," she explained. "Life is all about balance."
Stallion's statements come on the heels of her first and only major public response to the Tory Lanez shooting trial. The Houston-raised singer and rapper addressed the racist and sexist responses to her being shot in the foot by the Canadian rapper, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson.
The former friend and member of Stallion's inner circle shot Stallion in the foot in July 2020 after they left a party in the Hollywood Hills.
"I wish I could have handled this situation privately. That was my intention, but once my attacker made it public, everything changed. By the time I identified my attacker, I was completely drained," she recalled, before speaking about its impact on her mental health. "Many thought I was inexplicably healed because I was still smiling through the pain, still posting on social media, still performing, still dancing, and still releasing music."
At the time, Stallion said she was in "a happier place" but was still facing mental health challenges, including anxiety. (ANI)