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Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa are both Grammy-winning artists, and it was only a matter of time before the rapper and hitmaking singer linked up for a song. “Sweetest Pie” is a pop-rap collab that serves as the lead single off Meg’s upcoming second album — and according to Megan, it went through several different iterations.

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Megan Thee Stallion wanted to work with Dua Lipa before ‘Sweetest Pie’ came about

Megan and Dua Lipa are two of the hottest stars in the music industry at the moment, so it’s no surprise that the two joined forces for a song. According to Megan, she wanted to make a song with Lipa a long time ago.

“I love Dua Lipa. She’s so fire,” the rapper said in June 2021. “I really do want to do a song with Dua Lipa. I saw this mashup on Twitter and it was fire.” Dua Lipa shared the clip and confirmed her desire to make a song with Megan. “I love you @TheeStallion,” the “Levitating” singer said. “Let’s get it!!!!”

Megan told Zane Lowe in a March 2022 interview for Apple Music that hearing how her and Lipa’s songs sound together is what inspired her to collaborate with the “Levitating” singer.

“I would everybody making mashups of me and Dua’s songs and I’m like, ‘No, this sounds too good. We have to make a song,'” she recalled. She eventually reached out to the British pop star herself.

“I was like, ‘Dua, I really want us to do a song, but I got to find that right beat. It has to be perfect,’” she recounted. “So I didn’t just send her no any track. I waited till I had the perfect one and I feel like we both came to a mutual agreement that it was greatness. And now we got ‘Sweetest Pie.’”

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Megan Thee Stallion wrote several versions of ‘Sweetest Pie’

Ahead of the song’s release, Megan stopped by Lipa’s podcast At Your Service to talk about the song, the music industry, and much more. The Houston-bred emcee revealed that her verse went through several different iterations before landing on the final version.

“I wrote so many versions of this song,” Megan admitted. “Finally, when I heard your voice on it I was like, ‘No – I need to rewrite all of this. It’s not good enough [for you]’.”

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The ‘Sweetest Pie’ video received backlash

In the music video, Megan and Lipa give a modern twist on the classic fairytale Hansel & Gretel. But some weren’t happy with how the video portrayed the two artists in a violent light.

“I see that the ‘Sweetest Pie’ video scared some people or creeped them out a lil bit… lol MISSION ACCOMPLISHED,” she said in a tweet. “How many times do I have to say I love horror films/aesthetics?”

When one person replied to her tweet saying the video promotes “devil worship,” the rapper said that the visuals were on purpose.

“The symbolism of the video was how when men come for me I eat they ass up every time,” she replied. “And even when y’all go on y’all’s witch hunts attacking women for whatever reasons y’all make up we still rise from the ashes stronger than ever.”