Megan Thee Stallion marked her solo debut as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live by delivering a politically-charged message to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
The 25-year-old rapper called out Cameron over his handling of the case of Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed by police in March in a no-knock warrant on her apartment.
Megan compared Cameron to ‘the sell out negros that sold our people into slavery’ before diving into a speech about the ‘need to protect our black women’.
During her first musical slot on the show, Megan, dressed in a black-and-white body suit, lined up a video message as her summer smash ‘Savage’ began.
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‘The color of your hair, the color of your skin, the shape of your nose,’ the video began.
‘Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of you feet,’ the video said, quoting from a Malcolm X speech.
‘Daniel Cameron is no different from the sell out negros that sold our people into slavery,’ it continued.
The quote came from Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory, who made the remarks last month.
The ‘WAP’ star then launched into her own speech.
‘We need to protect our black women and love our black women because at the end of the day, we need our black women,’ she said.
‘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.’
The monologue was interrupted by the sound of gunshots, calling out the fatal shooting of Taylor in her own home on March 13 and possibly referencing Megan herself being shot in the foot after an argument with a friend during the summer.
Cameron was widely criticized for his handling of the Taylor case which saw only one cop involved in her death charged with wanton endangerment for the bullets that went into the wall of her neighbor’s home.
None of the officers were charged with her death.
Cameron, a Republican and the state’s first black AG, has acknowledged that he did not recommend homicide charges for the officers involved, adding that the grand jury had the responsibility to bring additional charges if it believed they were warranted.
The Kentucky governor, Louisville’s mayor and even a member of the grand jury itself called for the proceedings to be released, increasing the pressure on Cameron, whom President Donald Trump has praised as a rising star in the party.
Cameron was branded as a ‘race traitor’, ‘scum’ and a ‘sell-out’, with detractors accusing him of siding with the white cops instead of the black victim.
On Friday 20 hours of the proceedings were made public.
A court ruled that the content of the proceedings, typically kept secret, should be released.
Fans praised Megan on social media after her performance.
‘I need that Protect Black Women graphic,’ one Twitter user named Tammi wrote.
‘I see @theestallion with the #ProtectBlackWomen message,’ said Atlantic writer Jemele Hill.
One user said that the rapper was ‘giving me chills right now with this performance’ as another called her ‘amazing’.
‘Megan thee Stallion is hosting a protest will performing Savage on SNL,’ said Twitter account Kefus Falls III.
‘Megan Thee Stallion used the first performance of the night on SNL to advocate for the protection of Black women, calling out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who handled the Breonna Taylor case,’ added NBC Reporter Kalhan.
Season 46 of the hit Saturday night show return this week with Chris Rock as host.
It began with a parody on the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden involving Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey.
Megan performed her new song ‘Bottom of the Face’ later in the show.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Frances Mulraney