Megan Thee Stallion has shed a new light on the haters.
The three-time Grammy winner released a new single, "Cobra," earlier this month, and it's causing a stir.
After leaving her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, the 28-year-old proudly released this track about her experiences with depression and exploitation independently from anymore problematic figures in her orbit.
The single features vulnerable lyrics like "Breaking down and I had the whole world watching / But the worst part is really who watch me / Every night I cried / I almost died, and nobody close tried to stop me," but it's one particular line that had the internet in a frenzy.
In the song, Megan explicitly talked about how her anxiety causes her to cancel her plans before revealing that she caught someone cheating by engaging in a sex act in her bed.
Fans quickly took aim at Megan's ex-boyfriend, Pardison "Pardi" Fontaine, who wasn't directly named in the song but was assumed to be the person in question.
Pardi was getting the gobble gobble by another woman in Megan’s BED?! On top of the cheating itself, she was shot by her former friend and torn down by the public for it during this time. Cut the fucking “FEMINIST” tattoo off his body.
— Mo 🌹 (@flwrchldtweets) November 3, 2023
I actually respected Pardi and bought his whole feminist schtick. But, he’s dead to me.It’s obvious he cheated on her in her own house because Megan Thee Stallion has the rap career he wishes he had. That’s why he’s relegated to being a ghostwriter with flop albums. He knew…
— Ola Ojewumi (@Olas_Truth) November 3, 2023
Pardi knew to turn off his IG comments but didn't know to not cheat on Megan Thee Stallion pic.twitter.com/Jz7g9vnvo3
— em♡ (@spicytheepisces) November 3, 2023
After working together on both "Savage (Remix)" and "WAP," Megan and Pardi confirmed their relationship on February 19, 2021, in an Instagram Live. In May 2023, after Megan was spotted with Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku, rumors began her relationship with Pardi was over. Neither person has spoken publicly about their breakup — until now, kinda.
So, while Megan was walking the red carpet at the GQ Man of the Year party with A-list celebrities on Nov. 15, Pardi was slow-cooking up a response to Megan's few lines of ambiguity in "Cobra."
Pardi released a whole diss track titled "Thee Person," which attacks Megan's character and credibility and denies the cheating accusations.
The diss track starts with, "I'd like to apologize for no longer keeping up with your lies or supporting your habits to tell half-truths / I hope this message reaches you well / Hope you get the help you need," before he really goes in.
How quickly his tune changed since earlier this year when he released a poem many fans believed was a tribute to Megan.
And, of course, fans are having mixed reactions to the release of the diss track. Many people are not fans of the song at all:
He needs to stick to ghostwriting
— Libra Coded (@LenValyrian) November 18, 2023
Idk what it is about Megan Thee Stallion (actually I do) but she brings out the nastiest type of jealousy in people I’ve ever seen. Men and women alike.
— Galacta Girl 🛸 (@GiftedAsia) November 18, 2023
Pardi raps like the teacher asked him to read out loud for the class.
— Laura London Vibe (@huegolden) November 18, 2023
Meg: “I’m very depressed about several things, including how I was cheated on.”Pardi: “Let me explain to you why I’m actually the victim in all this.”
— Demitrius Covington (@AvengerCovin1) November 18, 2023
pardi : “ megan thee stallion is a disgusting person “also him : pic.twitter.com/mFEbKDqCQ9
— WYNTER 🇯🇲 (@wynterklipz) November 18, 2023
Sure, a few people liked Pardison's diss track:
Megan Thee Stallion can lie and throw everyone else under the bus. But as soon as someone responds it’s a problem I’m happy Pardi told his side‼️ pic.twitter.com/WSEDfKOxYV
— ‼️‼️‼️ (@SayItAgainB1tch) November 18, 2023
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I mean the lyrics is 🔥🔥🔥
— Angiebaby (@realbaehangie) November 18, 2023
But, mostly, everyone wasn't feeling it:
Saying "you have everything, you should be happy" to someone who lost both thier parents and grandma within 3 years, was shot, and had the media/men trashing her for years is wild
— DΞZ L. King (@dezlking) November 18, 2023
Lmfaoooooooo never let this man touch a microphone again
— フリさま (FOOLY URAMESHI) 🤙🏽 (@ChrissaSJE) November 18, 2023
“This ain’t for Megan thee stallion , this is for Megan the person”. Pardi is pathetic pic.twitter.com/QIOiKnQSUT
— Emi Eleode (@EmiEleode) November 18, 2023
Megan Thee Stallion after she hears Pardi diss track pic.twitter.com/ZaQSnndZL5
— ALEXANDER SHEIN ✨🇯🇲 (@_romeko) November 18, 2023
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After hearing Pardi say “This ain’t for Megan thee Stallion, this is for Megan thee Person”… pic.twitter.com/HuajkaHoku
— Van (@vanman_1000) November 18, 2023
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Megan has yet to respond to Pardi's almost-5-minute diss track to her single, ambiguous lyric. We'll keep you updated when she does.
Check out the music video for "Cobra," now streaming on all major platforms.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org. The Trevor Project, which provides help and suicide-prevention resources for LGBTQ youth, is 1-866-488-7386.