Video Review: Megan Thee Stallion & Young Thug “Don’t Stop”

An animated Cheshire cat sits on a sofa and watches as Megan Thee Stallion rides a giant rocking horse. Wearing a latex Cheshire Cat bodysuit, she dances against a swirling black-and-white background.  The animated Cheshire Cat dances in front of the rocking horse. Several young women dance on the runway as she continues to ride the rocking horse. She joins the dance routine on the runway.

Inspired by the 1990 film, Edward Scissorhands, she sits on a swing hanging from tree while Young Thug cuts the shrubs with his hands. He creates a shrub sculpture of the rocking horse in her yard. The animated Cheshire Cat watches as Young Thug dances in the woods with Megan Thee Stallion, as the Red Queen from the 1951 film, Alice In Wonderland.

As Alice, she walks by her pastel painted home and dances on the checkered floor on the lawn. The animated Cheshire Cat slaps her butt. It sits on her leg. The animated Cheshire Cat exhales smoke as it sits on the couch.

Rating: 4/5

Megan Thee Stallion strikes a deal with the Cheshire Cat. She says she wants to be the Red Queen and  in exchange, will save its life. The Cheshire Cat shakes her hand and says he concurs. She narrows her eyes and says the Mad Hatter was quite the distraction. She batted her eyelashes at him to get him to stop talking but it was no use. The Cheshire Cat looks down and says he thought it would be a brief respite.

The Red Queen smirks at Megan Thee Stallion’s presence and says she wasn’t expecting her. Megan Thee Stallion says she’s not a naive little girl. The Red Queen comments she never said she was. The Cheshire Cat puts his paw in Megan Thee Stallion’s hand. The Red Queen calls for her death. Stallion crosses her arms and says she’s just trying to get home. The Red Queen shrugs and says it’s not her problem. The Cheshire Cat hands her a sword. Megan Thee Stallion punctures her stomach. The Red Queen collapses to the ground. Megan Thee Stallion puts on the crown and pardons the Cheshire Cat. The King declares it a coup and she’ll avenge the Queen’s death. Megan Thee Stallion straightens her crown.

Megan Thee Stallion negotiates with the Mad Hatter and says she’ll guarantee them rights. The Mad Hatter says she has changed her mind Megan Thee Stallion says she has grown to like the current world she’s in. The Mad Hatter reminds she’ll have to return at some point. The Cheshire Cat shakes his head and mouths “don’t tell her.” She looks over at the Cheshire Cat who whistles and avoids her. Megan Thee Stallion says there are no secrets. The Mad Hatter says she’ll know when she knows. Megan Thee Stallion tells him he’s messed up and walks away. As she walks away, she wakes herself up.

Director: Colin Tilley Year: 2020

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.