Megan Thee Stallion used her “Saturday Night Live” performance to call out Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his highly unpopular decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
During her performance of her hit “Savage,” the rapper also used the stage to bring attention to Black men and women who she said needed love and protection.
The rapper and her dancers stood in front of a backdrop that said “protect Black women.”
About halfway through her performance, the sounds of gunshots rang out and Megan Thee Stallion and her dancers paused as 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?”
An audio clip of activist Tamika Mallory saying, “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout Negroes that sold our people into slavery” was also used during the performance.
“SNL” returned to a live studio audience at Studio 8H for the 46th season premiere, hosted by Chris Rock, after months away because of the coronavirus pandemic.