Houston rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, took over NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as a guest on this weekend’s season premiere and used her performance on this season’s premiere to call out Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron for failing to deliver justice for the late Breonna Taylor.
Megan delivered a powerful performance of her hit song “Savage”, backed by four female dancers, while the backdrop of her set read “Protect Black Women.”
About halfway through the song, the sounds of gunshots rang out and Megan and her dancers paused as an audio recording from Malcolm X’s 1962 speech “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?” played in the background.
“The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman,” clips from the recording sounded. “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?”
Then there was an audio clip of activist Tamika Mallory saying, “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout Negroes that sold our people into slavery.”
As gunshots rang out, she stopped midway to criticize Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who decided not to pursue any major charges against the police officers responsible for the death of Breonna Taylor.
Cameron, the first African American to hold the state’s attorney general post and a rising star in the Republican Party, did not seek charges against officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting. He also said that officers Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly, two of the three officers who fired shots that night, “were justified in their acts and their conduct” because they were defending themselves.
Louisville Metro Police Department officers fatally shot Taylor on March 13 while executing a search warrant at her apartment.
Megan also delivered a powerful message, saying, “We need to protect our Black women, and love our Black women, ’cause 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, ’cause at the end of the day, we’re tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men.”
Megan’s message is amplified by her own experience with gun violence, having recently allegedly been shot by ex-boyfriend, rapper Tory Lanez.