Insider: Megan Thee Stallion awkward meeting with reporter who asked her to rap

Megan Thee Stallion walking the grid at the United States Grand Prix

  • A reporter asked Megan Thee Stallion to rap on the grid at the US Grand Prix.
  • Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle approached Megan as she walked the grid before the race in Austin, Texas.
  • The 26-year-old laughed and said: “I have no rap today. I’m sorry.” Her bodyguard then stepped in.

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Formula One viewers were subjected to an awkward celebrity interview Sunday in the lead-up to the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

Several celebrities, including Ben Stiller and Shaquille O’Neal, attended the Circuit of the Americas, and many took to the grid to have a look at the cars before they set off.

One of the celebs who did just that was the rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who was at the race as a guest of the Red Bull team.

As she walked down the grid with her entourage, the rapper was approached by the Sky Sports F1 commentator and grid reporter Martin Brundle.

Brundle, who was an F1 driver in the 1980s and ’90s, is known for his forthright approaches to celebrities and drivers during his grid walks, and it was no different on Sunday.

As Megan walked past him, Brundle approached her, stated his name, and started to ask her a question. She initially appeared to think Brundle was just a fan, waving at him but not stopping. 

Soon after Brundle approached, he was quickly pushed aside by her bodyguard. 

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Megan gestured to allow Brundle to ask his question as he told the bodyguard: “I think she’s happy.”

“Megan Thee Stallion, you’re a freestyle rapper. Have you got any rap for us today on Formula One?” Brundle then asked.

The rapper laughed before replying: “I have no rap today. I’m sorry.”

As Brundle spoke with Megan, the bodyguard who previously pushed Brundle appeared to push the camera operator accompanying him.

Brundle then attempted to ask Megan who she was supporting in the race but was pushed aside as she kept walking before a member of the rapper’s entourage said: “You can’t do that.”

“I can do that because I did,” Brundle replied before turning around and continuing with his grid walk.

Megan Thee Stallion alongside Red Bull boss Christian Horner and his wife Geri Halliwell.
Megan Thee Stallion alongside Red Bull boss Christian Horner and his wife, Geri Halliwell. 

During the race weekend, Megan was pictured with Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team boss, and his wife, Geri Halliwell, a former Spice Girl.

Megan appeared to be good luck for Red Bull, as the driver Max Verstappen took the victory and cemented his lead in the world championship ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Pérez finished third.

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