“A lot of times, people say that they talked to somebody from my team. I don’t know what year that was, I don’t know who… what are you talking about? And a lot of times, they won’t even bring me… they don’t tell me who they talking to,” Meg said in the interview. “If I’ve probably never heard of you, like I’ve never seen that dress before. But it’s been a dress that has been done a lot, like over the years. So I feel bad that people’s initial reaction would be to just come at me like, ‘Oh, you a Black woman! You’re stealing from Black women!’ And I’m like, ‘Damn, hold on, sis, ’cause like I don’t know you.'”
While denying the allegations, Megan explained how she would’ve made amends with the designer, whom she left unnamed during the interview.
“It’s a way to come at people. ‘Cause if it would’ve been a real misunderstanding, I would’ve never had a problem saying, ‘I’m sorry, sis.’ I would have checked my stylist. Like you don’t do that. That’s not right,” Megan continued. “And then I would’ve had the dress taken down, whatever the money made from the dress, I would’ve gave the money to the girl if that was really something that she felt like was stolen from her.”
The “Body” rapper’s Fashion Nova collection dropped exactly one week ago, with 106 denim pieces, dresses, bodysuits, outerwear and more ranging from $24.99 to $199.99. It reportedly brought in $1.2 million within the first 24 hours, according to TMZ, who broke the news last Friday — the same day Meg’s highly anticipated debut album Good News dropped.
Aazhia responded to Megan’s interview the same day in an IGTV video. “I’m vexed because it’s condescending, it’s disrespectful, it’s hypocritical. Everything that she said was addressed towards me, although we were talking about multiple Insta boutiques,” she claimed. “My dress is from the ’90s. And she also said, in her opinion, it’s not stolen…. But for me, all I saw was more disrespect.”
Watch Megan’s interview in full below.