Who Is Joshua Pete? Megan Thee Stallion Biography, Net Worth, Gender, Music Career

Music is one of the fields in which women have given their male counterparts a run for their money, the success of Joshua Pete, alias Megan Thee Stallion, lending credence to this assertion.

The award-winning 28-year-old has a couple of hits to her name, her august single being “Body” which features in her “Good News” album.

Joshua Pete : Megan Thee Stallion and her crew putting up a performance during the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards fete held in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. Photo: Screengrabs from Megan Thee Stallion/YouTube.

Body’s official video currently boasts of 146 million views on YouTube since its upload on the video sharing platform more than two years ago.

Well, having classified her among the feminines, it is believed in many quarters that Megan was born male but later did all she could to transform into a woman.

She was born in 1995 to Joseph Pete and Holly Thomas, her parents.

The rapper currently has her mother only as her father died in 2010; despite the loss, Megan Thee Stallion has always the best of memories when her father’s name is mentioned.

“My dad was definitely my best friend…I saw how he treated my mom, and I saw how my dad treated me. I have so many strong positive influences. I’m not going to lower my standards,” she was once said in an interview.

Megan Thee Stallion’s Profile Summarised

Real NameMegan Jovon Ruth Pete
Date of BirthFebruary 15, 1995
Place of BirthTexas, United States of America (USA)
SexualityCurrently female after transitioning from male
Marital StatusStill Dating
Hair ColourBlack
FiancePardison Fontaine
FatherJoseph Pete Jr
MotherHolly Aleece Thomas

What Is Megan Thee Stallion’s Real Name?

The prolific rapper is known by a couple of female monikers, Pete having been adopted from her father.

Megan was born of Joseph Pete Jr and Holly Aleece Thomas; the artiste as per reports was born a male and had Joshua Pete as his real name before the transformation.

In her music career, the songwriter and rapper has adopted Megan Thee Stallion as her emblem; nevertheless, Megan Ruth Jovon Pete is her official name.

Just in case you got no idea, the rapper was christened “Stallion” due to her body that – kind of – copycatted a male horse.

Who Is Joshua Pete? Megan Thee Stallion Biography: Megan Stallion on Instagram
Megan Thee Stallion’s gender has continued to remain a mystery to many. Photo: Thee Thee Stallion/Instagram.

Who Is Joshua Pete Megan?

As earlier hinted, she was born on February 15, 1995, to Joseph Pete and Holly Aleece Thomas.

A talented Megan Thee Stallion has earned fame the world over thanks to her music career.

She kickstarted her professional career in 2018 when she was signed into 300 Entertainment, a New York-based recording label established in 2003.

Close to five years into music, Megan Thee Stallion has bagged a couple of major awards; they include six BET Awards, Three Grammy Awards and Four American Music Awards.

She is currently engaged to Pardison Fontaine, a fellow songwriter and rapper.


When did Megan Thee Stallion start music?

The songwriter identified her craft at a young age.

While aged 14, Megan Thee Stallion knew what she venture in.

Her mother was however of the idea that she shelves everything to do with music until she attains at least 21 years of age.

As hinted somewhere in this piece, Megan Thee Stallion officially launched her career in 2018 after being signed into 300 Entertainment.

Her year of breakthrough would be 2019 when she released her inaugural mixtape labelled Fever that came to win the best mixtape at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.

In 2020, her single “Savage (Remix)” got nominated for three Grammy Awards and other three MTV Video Music Awards.

She would then featured on Cardi B‘s song “WAP“.

In 2021, Megan Thee Stallion won Grammys for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for “Savage (Remix)“.

Meghan Thee Stallion’s Net Worth

Megan Thee Stallion’s big name definitely synchs with her financial muscle.

The rapper’s net worth, as per reports, is currently valued at upward of $10 million.

Besides music which her chief revenue earner, Mega Thee Stallion has capitalised on her big name to eke a living.

The fact that she featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2022 confirms she is also causing ripples in the entreprenual world.

What Are The Sources of  Megan Thee Stallion’s Income

The rapper earns through music performances, works’ royalties, endorsements and tours.

She also amasses monies through sales of apparels and merchandise, royalties from songs -and videos’ streams, and social media placements and appearances.

Besides her art, Megan Stallion also holds a franchise with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, an American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants which came into existence in 1972.

The deal with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen saw her getting a hot sauce in her name; Megan Thee Stallion Hottie Sauce.

Beside the fast foods chain, Mega Thee Stallion has partnered with among others, Nike, snack brand Cheetos, and First We Feast, an online food culture magazine.

Megan Thee Stallion’s Gender

The rapper is known to be a woman.

However, it is largely believed that she transformed to a woman after being born a male.

Despite the controversy around her gender, Megan Thee Stallion has never come out to shed light on it.

She has however adopted a handful of pet names that blend her into the feminine world.

She has referred to herself as  “Hot Girl Meg” , “Thee Hood Tyra Banks“, “H-Town Hottie” and “Tina Snow” among others.


Megan Thee Stallion has always remained mum on her real gender.

The 28-year-old was born on February 15, 1995; her birth name is Joshua Pete.

The rapper was born to Holly Thomas and Joseph Pete; the latter died in 2010.

She began her music career at the tender age of 14, officially coming into the scene in 2018.

Megan Thee Stallion has won a couple of major wards thanks to her prolific career.

Her awards include; Six BET Awards, four American Music Awards and Three Grammy Awards.

She is currently dating Pardison Fontaine, a fellow rapper and songwriter.

Megan Thee Stallion is worth upward of $10 million.

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