Meghan Trainor opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about the guy who inspired her new song “Lead Me On” in her first televised appearance since undergoing vocal surgery.
The “All About That Bass” singer told Ellen she met a guy on Instagram while recovering from the vocal surgery that required her not to talk for two weeks. She posted a photo of the two of them that set the internet ablaze with rumors and speculation.
Meghan was forced to cancel her MTrain after she down with bronchitis and developed a cough that aggravated her vocal cords. Trainor realized it hurt to speak, so she went to a doctor who told her she could go four months without speaking or undergo vocal surgery to heal her voice, according to People.
“Nobody has time for that,” she remarked.
She opted for the quicker vocal surgery but was still unable to speak for two weeks while her voice healed, so she used texting and social media to communicate with the outside world, which is how she met a guy on Instagram, according to Yahoo Celebrity.
“It was a guy that I Instragrammed, and I didn’t put a caption so the whole world freaked out, aka all my Megatrons. All the fans they were like, ‘What is this?'”
Meghan told Ellen her Instagram crush was sweet, but their relationship just wasn’t meant to be, according to People.
“It was just a little nothing. Nothing. But I did get a great song out of it. I wrote a smash out of it.”
Trainor admitted to Ellen her relationship with the Instagram crush inspired her new song “Lead Me On,” and the title helps explains why the two aren’t together as a couple now, according to People.
“It was really sweet. He said [something] like, ‘I never intended to lead you on.’ So, that was like the main hook.”
While Trainor was recovering from her vocal surgery, she was unable to speak out loud so she used an app that translates text to speech, according to People.
“The phone is how I spoke to people. I had an app that texts to speech where you can type in stuff and you can speak like a robot.”
Trainor’s vocal cords seem to have recovered from surgery and she’s reported to be back in the studio working hard on her next smash hit.
She’s also taken some time to become the new spokeswoman for the Fullbeauty.com campaign #OwnYourCurves. During an interview with Elle, Meghan said the word “plus size” should be eliminated from our vocabulary.
“I hate seeing when people blow up about a model because she has a little extra skin.”
Her campaign with the full-beauty e-retailer launches this week.
Trainor’s hit song “All About That Bass” launched her into the limelight as a leader in the body confidence discussion followed by “Lips Are Movin,” “Dear Future Husband,” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.”
Propelled to fame in 2014, Meghan has used her 1950’s hip-hop music style to talk about body issues and body confidence in young women. She says women of all sizes should feel good about their bodies and confident in themselves. She has consistently come out against online bullies and body shaming.
“I think a big part of it is saying it out loud. I say, “I look good today,” and I feel good. It really helps hearing it out loud.”
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