Megan Thee Stallion makes a statement during her solo SNL debut
Megan danced in front of a backdrop that read 'Protect Black Women'
On Saturday night, Megan Thee Stallion made her Saturday Night Live solo debut. The show was hosted by Chris Rock and featured a number of sketches pertaining to the presidential debate, the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump‘s recent diagnosis.
But the most powerful moment of the night came from Megan. Her first performance was her song “Savage Remix” featuring Beyoncé.
Megan and her back up dancers wore bold, black and white zebra print outfits and danced in front of a backdrop that read “Protect Black Women.”
In the middle of her song, Megan stopped and gunshots rang out. The voice of Malcom X then narrated some of his most famous words.
“The most disrespected, 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?”
The voice of Tamika Mallory, activist and cofounder of the Women’s March then rang out. “Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery.”
The stage then began to turn red and Megan said “We have to protect our Black women and love our Black women, because at the end of the day, we need our Black women. We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men because at the end of the day, we tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men.”
Megan returned later on for a second, lighter performance to close out the show. Joined by Young Thug, the two artists performed their new song “Don’t Stop,” which was released on Friday.
Megan was also featured in a few sketches. One of the most memorable was a music video about wearing masks while dating during the pandemic.
Megan performed on SNL in 2019 as a guest of Chance the Rapper. The two performed of their song “Handsome.”
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