Megan Thee Stallion sends powerful Breonna Taylor message on ‘SNL’
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Megan Thee Stallion’s solo debut on “Saturday Night Live” spoke volumes.
The rapper, who performed her songs “Savage” and “Don’t Stop” as the musical guest for the Chris Rock-hosted Season 46 premiere, made a powerful Black Lives Matter statement during her first performance.
Midway through “Savage,” the screens behind the rapper flashed messages including “Protect Black women” as she paused the song entirely for audio from activists. She then appealed for the protection of Black women and Black men, and harshly criticized Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.
Taylor was killed in her apartment by Louisville police earlier this year, and a grand jury did not charge any of the officers involved for actions related to her death.
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“We need to protect our black Women and love our Black women. Because at the end of the day we need our Black women. We need to protect our Black Men and stand up for our Black men because at the end of the day, we’re tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men,” she said.
This followed quotes from Malcolm X and activist Tamika Mallory, who said, “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out negroes that sold our people into slavery”.
Cameron, a rising star in the Republican party who is considered a potential successor to Senator Mitch McConnell, is under fire after Grand Jury audio has revealed conflicting accounts of the raid that killed Taylor.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, gave a striking performance with backing dancers in orange wigs with the song that with lyrics include “I’m the hood Mona Lisa” and “I’m a savage, classy, bougie, ratchet, sassy, moody, nasty”.
Expect this one to get more pick up over the rest of the weekend.