As one of the most astounding entertainers to date, Meg Thee Stallion has used her multiple platforms to encourage, educate and uplift the culture and most notably black women. Her performance on the new season premier of Saturday Night Live (SNL) was nothing short of it. She performed Savage as her first song of the night, including fellow Houston native Beyonce’s, verse in it. Although, there was a driving message behind it.
After Beyonce’s verse on the single, the music cut to rapid gunfire in the backdrop with a VoiceOver from civil rights activist, Malcolm X saying, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected, neglected person in America is the black woman. 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?”, as Meg and her dancers stood silent.
Following was the voice of activist, Tamika Mallory saying, “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sell-out negroes who sold our people into slavery.” Stemming from the decision from Cameron, Kentucky Attorney General & Black man, that none of the officers involved would be significantly charged in the death of Breonna Taylor. For those that may not remember, Taylor was gunned down in her apartment while sleeping, during a “no-knock raid” in the middle of the night.
Megan then took to the mic to advise the audience, “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 also gave reverence to protecting Black men from becoming a hashtag, before continuing with her performance.
To close the show out, Meg performed her latest single with Atlanta native Young Thug, “Don’t Stop”, although she didn’t perform her Number 2 hit single “WAP ft. Cardi B”.
For the full performance click below.