Hot Girl Meg marks her return this winter with a new single: “B.I.T.C.H.” The new single will appear on her upcoming studio album Suga, named after Stallion’s new alter ego. The song samples Tupac’s All Eyez on Me song “Rather Be Ya N**ga” (a track that samples Bootsy Collins’s single “I’d Rather Be with You”). “B.I.T.C.H” embodies the same swagger and groove as its throwback inspiration, but with Megan’s own sexy twist. Whereas Tupac wants to get with his muse, Megan maintains her independence and commands respect on her track. “I’d rather be a B.I.T.C.H., ’cause that’s what you gonna call me when I’m trippin’ anyway / You know you can’t control me, baby / You need a real one in your life,” she asserts in the chorus. 

Despite the vintage bubble wrap, “B.I.T.C.H.” does not run the risk of sounding out of place from Megan’s standard discography. The tune is just as sexy and fun as it was when Tupac first introduced it in 1996, but with a raunchy twist; this rendition’s twinkly, romantic plinking is a lot more downplayed under slight trap inflections.  With “B.I.T.C.H.” Stallion doesn’t want to appeal to anyone so much as she strives to position herself as a force worth reckoning with. She is cool, calm, talented and sexy without having to comply with anyone’s standards.

The banger flourishes over a bouncy, funky beat. Sultry whispers of “I’d rather keep it real with ya” echo to signal the delicate vulnerability that tinges the track. Despite Megan’s reputation and her assertion of dominance and independence, she recognizes her man’s ignorance of her feelings. It’s not that she’s drawing his attention so much as she’s pushing him away; she refuses to waste her time on someone who won’t devote any to her.

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