Megan Thee Stallion Is First Rapper on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

Megan Thee Stallion on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. (Credit: Sports Illustrated)

The annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue was unveiled Monday featuring Megan Thee Stallion, the first rapper ever to appear on the popular cover.

After Beyoncé, Megan is only the second music artist to grace the swimsuit issue since 1964.

The “Savage” rapper tweeted about her hard work to get in shape for the July cover: “When hottie boot camp pays off. Time to get back to it.”

“When I got the call that they wanted me on the cover, I was like, ‘Wha—? Me?’ And to be the first female rapper on the swim cover makes it extra special,” Megan, 26, told People in a statement. “It feels amazing!”

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The other two cover stars are tennis champion Naomi Osaka and model and actress Leyna Bloom, the magazine’s first transgender cover star. The two will appear on separate versions of the magazine.

Megan wears several bikinis in her different photo shoots, including a light brown one on the magazine’s cover.

In another picture she holds up one of her dogs. Other models in this year’s issue include former cover stars Olivia Culpo, Jasmine Sanders, Kate Bock, Camille Kostek and Danielle Herrington. Thirteen Swim Search finalists will also be part of the magazine this year.

The SI Swimsuit issue hits newsstands on July 22.