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Grammy Award-winning artist Megan Thee Stallion spotted in Oregon

The raptress made her first public appearance since the December Tory Lanez trial on Sunday, on the carpet of the Vanity Fair After Party, following the 2023 Oscars.
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Megan Thee Stallion, winner of the awards for best rap song and best rap performance for "Savage Remix" and best new artist poses in the press room at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Grammy Award-winning rapper Megan Pete, who goes by the stage name Megan Thee Stallion, was spotted on social media by fans at the Nike Headquarters in Beaverton on Tuesday.

Social media users speculated that since she has a partnership with Nike, the Texas native may have been in town on Nike business.

The popular sports bar and restaurant in Northeast Portland, The Sports Bra, confirmed on its Instagram account that Megan was indeed in Oregon on Nike related business. 

According to The Sports Bra, Nike had approached them months ago to create a pop-up event dubbed "The Sports Bra 2.0" for an exclusive event they are hosting for women athletes and influencers.

"They had originally wanted to host their shindig at The Bra but the guest list ballooned to well over 100. So they rented out the gorgeous @ecotrustevents building in The Pearl," read the caption. "[They] worked with our team to recreate The Sports Bra from a clean slate."

In one of the photos on the Instagram post: a glass plate with a name tag that read "Megan Thee Stallion" with a tiny The Sports Bra logo on top. 

Other women that were present for the exclusive dinner included athlete Megan Rapinoe, New Zealand dance choreographer Parris Goebel and more.

WeHipHopPDX, a Portland radio station, also shared their encounter with the rapper on Instagram with a reel on Wednesday. The reel shows Megan posing with another woman. Both were wearing black Nike jackets with a large white Nike check mark. In the background is a wall containing pictures of stars and popular Nike campaigns. Megan's 2020 Grammy-winning hit song "Savage" is playing in the background.

The caption of the reel reads, "Look who pulled up in #Beaverton yesterday. Welcome to #Nike HQ #megantheestallion!"

On her official Instagram account, the "Body" artist took to her story with a picture of her sporting a black Nike one sleeve asymmetrical top with a bright red Nike checkmark — perhaps hinting at some new products Megan is dropping with Nike.

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Raptress Megan Thee Stallion posted to her Instagram story Wednesday in Nike gear.

Back in September 2021, Nike announced a partnership in a promotional video with Pete as "Thee Hot Girl Coach," redefining what athleticism means while wearing Nike apparel as well as footwear. 

In a press release from Nike, Megan stated, “Dance is my sport. Performing is my sport. Rapping is my sport. And if you think this don’t take no work and no effort and no sweat, you’re wrong.”

The partnership includes various sets of workouts on the Nike Training Club app featuring Megan and Nike trainer Tara Nicolas, as well as some words of inspiration from the "Plan B" musician.

Megan's sighting falls days after the "Traumazine" raptress made her first public appearance on Sunday on the carpet of the Vanity Fair After Party following the 2023 Oscars. 

Megan turned heads on the carpet, wearing a stunning custom Bach Mai strapless mermaid gown. That was accessorized with diamond jewels, her signature lipstick-shaped long nails in midnight blue and gorgeous curly natural hair.

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Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Her public appearance comes after a heavy public trial in December of 2022. Megan accused rapper Tory Lanez of shooting her in the foot during an argument after the pair left a party at the home of reality star Kylie Jenner in July of 2020.

Megan has faced harsh scrutiny on social media since July of 2020 and throughout the trial.

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Megan Thee Stallion took the stand in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday and told jurors that rapper Tory Lanez fired five shots at her feet, yelled at her to dance and wounded her as she tried to walk away from him in the Hollywood Hills more than two years ago.

Megan is an only child who lost both parents and her grandmother during her rise to stardom. She has been open in regards to her mental wellness and how she struggles despite her success. These experiences prompted her to launch a website titled “Bad B----s Have Bad Days Too" with mental health resources for her fan base she refers to as "Hotties" in fall of 2022.

The Texas native garnered attention in 2013 after posting various videos of her freestyle rapping on social media while in college. Clips of Megan battling in cyphers against male opponents brought her a massive fan base while increasing her digital presence.

Since her stardom, Megan has released various albums focused on reoccurring themes of female empowerment, body positivity, confidence, self love, mental wellness, sexual empowerment and dating.

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