Megan Thee Stallion Unleashes Venom in Her Music Video for “Hiss”

Megan Thee Stallion at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards
Megan Thee Stallion at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Photo by Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799890w)

Megan Thee Stallion is doing a great job teasing her next era, and she gave us one of her buzziest singles in recent memory with “Hiss”. This defiant song sees the Grammy-winning rapper unleashing venom and taking on haters who tried to bring her down.

The Douglas Bernardt-directed visual opens with Stallion inside a snake egg, symbolizing rebirth and a new beginning. As the song progresses, we see her confidently deliver her verses in several different settings, with snake references sprinkled throughout the video.

The lyrics of “Hiss” are all about Stallion refusing to give any attention to those trying to bring her down, and they feature disses towards several fellow rappers. Nicki Minaj, who previously collaborated with Stallion on “Hot Girl Summer”, wasn’t too happy with some of the lyrics, and she already released her own diss track “Big Foot”.

“Hiss” is Stallion’s second snake-themed music video after “Cobra”, which she teased by saying, “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past. Over and over again.” These songs seem to be teasing the start of the rapper’s new era, and they were released through her independent music label Hot Girl Productions. She previously said that her third studio album would also be released through her own label.