Concert review: Megan Thee Stallion opened hot at Target Center on the first show of her first-ever tour

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Given that rapper Megan Thee Stallion has loomed large as one of hip-hop’s biggest stars in the time since her 2019 breakthrough hit “Hot Girl Summer,” it was a bit of a surprise that her concert Tuesday at Target Center was the first show of her first-ever tour as a headliner.

Not to say she doesn’t have experience working a crowd, as Megan has toured as the opener for Future and Dua Lipa and played pretty much every festival out there. But she wasn’t the main attraction — not until Tuesday night at the downtown Minneapolis basketball arena in front of a capacity crowd.

She opened with her recent single “Hiss,” her third Billboard Hot 100 chart topper and the first-ever solo female rap song to debut No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200. And from there, she worked in eight more songs — “Thot S—,” “Freak Nasty” and “Hot Girl” among them — along with an extended dan...

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