Rapper Megan Thee Stallion channels her inner Todoroki for Paper photoshoot

Published: 8/Aug/2019 20:20

by Virginia Glaze


If you’ve been following Megan Thee Stallion, you’ll know that this Houston-based rap artist loves everything anime – and she made a point to prove that fact during a major photoshoot.

Paper Magazine, most famous for its scandalous Kim Kardashian photoshoot in 2014, put another celebrity face on its covers in August 2019 with “H-Town hottie” Megan Thee Stallion.

However, this wasn’t any regular old photoshoot – rather than donning the latest fashion fits, Megan sported a creative cosplay from popular anime My Hero Academia, gender-bending UA student Todoroki Shouto.

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Complete with Shouto’s burn scar and half-and-half hairstyle, Megan’s ice cold and firey personality fits with the character perfectly.

Calling herself “Tina Todoroki,” Megan posed in a variety of photos that showcased Shouto’s fire and ice abilities – making for one of the hottest (and coolest) celebrity cosplays to date!

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“All my hotties know how much I love anime and how Todoroki is my favorite character from MHA!” Megan wrote on Instagram. “Thank you Paper Magazine for giving TODOROKI TINA her shine 😭 shout out to the mf dream team.”

The photoshoot garnered a slew of enthused reactions across the net, with even American Dub studios Funimation and Viz Media getting in on the action.

“Todoroki approves! 🔥” Viz Media commented.

“When Hot Girl Meg and Tina Snow come together,” another commenter wrote, taking note of Megan’s multiple aliases.

Megan isn’t the only celebrity to have whipped up a cosplay, either: actress Jamie Lee Curtis is a bonafide gamer, having cosplayed as Street Fighter villain Vega at the Evolution Championship Series, as well as World of Warcraft’s Orc Queen.

PolygonActress Jamie Lee Curtis is also a big fan of cosplay, seen at a major fighting game tournament dressed as Street Fighter’s Vega.

Even rapper Lupe Fiasco might get into the cosplay scene soon, thanks to Tekken 7’s latest DLC character, Leroy Smith – an idea further encouraged by series producer, Katsuhiro Harada.

While My Hero Academia has been on hiatus for some time, the series is set to kick off again in October 2019, continuing its cliff-hanger arc from season 3.

Considering how much Megan Thee Stallion loves the show, we can bet she’ll be on the MHA hype train come October along with other series stans.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.