Megan Thee Stallion Protests Breonna Taylor Verdict During 'SNL' Performance
“We need to protect our Black women.”
Megan Thee Stallion made her Saturday Night Live debut on October 3, delivering a politically charged rendition of “Savage.” Set against a backdrop reading “Protect Black Women,” the performance included an interlude that saw the rapper make a powerful declaration of support for Black Lives Matter.
Approximately two-and-a-half minutes into the performance, the stage’s video screen backdrop went dark as gunshot sound effects punctuated the interlude. Meg stood in silence during audio playback of Malcolm X stating, “The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman,” followed by a recording of activist Tamika Mallory slamming Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his decision in the Breonna Taylor case: “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery.”
Megan went on to make her own statement:
“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.”
Watch Megan Thee Stallion’s debut SNL performance above.