Megan Thee Stallion Uses 'SNL' Performance To Send A Message To Daniel Cameron And Demand Protection For Black Women
The rapper borrowed from the words of a viral speech given by activist Tamika Mallory.
October 04, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Megan Thee Stallion didn't hold back during her first headlining Saturday Night Live performance.
The singer was performing her hit song, "Savage", on Saturday when she demanded respect for Black women and slammed Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his lack of leadership in Breonna Taylor's case.
Using background visuals during the performance, Megan echoed the words of activist Tamika Mallory, who recently bashed Cameron after he failed to directly indict the police officers involved in the killing of Taylor, as Blavity previously responded.
"Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery," Mallory said during the press conference last month.
Before amplifying Mallory's message on the SNL stage, Megan played the iconic words of Malcom X.
"The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman," the message stated. "Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? The color of your skin, the shape of your nose. Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the souls of your feet? "
The 25-year-old artist also proceeded with her own words to uplift Black women.
"We need to protect our Black women. And love our Black women," she said. "At the end of the day, we need our Black women."
Megan continued with an ode for Black men.
"We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men," she said. "At the end of the day, we are tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men."