The Breakfast Club and Charlamagne Tha God clarifies: Megan Thee Stallion is an arena artist after all

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In a recent episode of The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God sparked controversy when he questioned whether Megan Thee Stallion was truly an “arena artist.” However, after receiving evidence to the contrary, the show has walked back on its initial claim. Let’s dive into the details and explore why Megan Thee Stallion deserves her place in the arena spotlight.

The Initial Claim

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During the discussion, Charlamagne and his co-hosts analyzed Megan Thee Stallion’s recent freestyle over a Gucci Mane song and her upcoming arena tour. They hesitated to label her as an “arena artist,” suggesting that while she possesses high-caliber talent, she might not have reached that level yet.

"Megan is scheduled to start next week in Minneapolis. I don't I don't know whether it's selling or not. But if the tickets are that low, take advantage of it.I mean, she's going to arenas. But I mean she shouldn't be doing this. She's not an arena artist. A lot of people were saying it's just since she's a Grammy winner, she should be able to sell out or at least fill up 85% capacity venues. I don't believe that."

Fans swiftly responded, pointing out that numerous shows on Megan’s arena tour had already sold out. By definition, this made her an arena artist. The evidence was clear: Megan’s popularity had transcended theaters and smaller venues.

The retraction

Acknowledging their oversight, The Breakfast Club retracted their initial claims. They highlighted the fact that Megan Thee Stallion had already sold out more than a dozen arenas for her upcoming tour. Notably, these venues included major cities and iconic locations like Madison Square Garden.

Megan Thee Stallion’s rise

Megan Thee Stallion, the formidable rapper and songwriter, has been a dominant force in the music industry, captivating audiences with her bold tracks. One standout is her single "HISS," which fearlessly takes aim at adversaries, notably including the iconic Nicki Minaj.

The ensuing response track, "Big Foot," stirred debates among fans and critics, generating mixed reviews. Additionally, her collaboration with GloRilla on the track "Wanna Be" soared up the charts, debuting impressively at number 11 on the Hot 100.

Megan Thee Stallion has proven her ability to sell out arenas. After announcing her Hot Girl Summer Tour, she quickly sold out 13 arena shows on the 34-date tour. These sold-out shows span across cities like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, Raleigh, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, and Phoenix.

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The demand for her first-ever headlining tour was incredibly high, with over 240,000 ticketssold in less than four days of general sales. Megan’s tour is set to kick off on May 14 in Minneapolis and will conclude its domestic leg with support from GloRilla on June 22 in Las Vegas. She’ll also bring her “Hot Girl Summer” to Europe in July, including a show at The O2 in London, UK.

Later in the month, she’ll co-headline the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. on July 27. It’s been a remarkable year for Megan Thee Stallion, who signed a partnership with Warner Music Group to distribute her music while maintaining her independence as an artist.

As Megan continues to dominate headlines, she recently announced that her next single from the new album will drop later this week.

Charlamagne Tha God’s clarification underscores Megan Thee Stallion’s status as an arena artist. With sold-out shows and chart-topping hits, she’s proven that she belongs in the spotlight. So, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets to any of her upcoming arena tour dates, get ready for an unforgettable experience!