Megan Thee Stallion Demands Protection of Black Women in ‘SNL’ Debut
Megan Thee Stallion turned it out during her performance on Saturday Night Live.
In her SNL debut, Megan performed “Savage” alongside four dancers in a room enveloped by the words “Protect Black Women.”
“The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman,” an audio clip of Malcolm X’s famous 1962 speech played as the performers stood frozen onstage.
“Who taught you to hate yourself?” Malcolm X asks. “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 soles of your feet?”
The rapper also played the words spoken by activist Tamika Mallory against Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who was heavily criticized over his handling of Breonna Taylor’s case.
“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that that sold our people into slavery,” the clip said.
“We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women,” Megan said in the mic. “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 about our Black men.”
Wow! Bravo, Megan. Thank you for this powerful message. Are you listening, America?
Watch the performance below: