Like many artists, Megan Thee Stallion is utilizing her platform to decry racial injustices and police brutality.
The Houston rapper took the stage on Saturday for a digital live performance introduced by Stay Nation—marking her first present for the reason that “Savage” remix dominated the charts. Although she carried out with out an in-person viewers, the occasion delivered all of the vitality one would count on from a Megan live performance, as she rapped—and twerked—by means of a few of her fan-favorite tracks.
However make no mistake, Megan wasn’t seeking to present a distraction from all of the civil unrest dealing with the nation. In the course of the digital live performance, the rapper took some to honor Black victims of police brutality. After a black backdrop that mentioned “this shit is exhausting,” the display screen displayed names like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Freddie Grey, and Jacob Blake, all of whom have been both killed or significantly injured throughout police-involved incidents. Every of the names included a short description of the incidents in addition to the dates. The tribute concluded with the next query: “Why is it so onerous being Black in America?”
Within the months since Floyd’s police killing, individuals internationally have continued to protest in opposition to police violence and the racial biases inside legislation enforcement. Megan described the present protests as “half two of the Civil Rights motion” and reassured her followers she is going to by no means hesitate to talk out on points she believes in.
“Generally being a public determine, you don’t wanna say the improper factor since you don’t wish to be insensitive to individuals or get too opinionated,” she advised NME again in July. “However I’ll all the time say what I really feel. I don’t communicate on issues that I don’t learn about, and I gained’t communicate on issues I don’t imagine in.”