Megan Thee Stallion SNL performance


Megan Thee Stallion had all eyes on her during her first moment on the mic on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, during her performance of ‘Savage’ she stopped halfway through to deliver a powerful interlude in support of Black lives. As the sound of gunshots rang out, and bloody bullet holes appeared in the background, we heard a speech from Malcolm X, “The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman.”

As the audio continued, it was punctuated by the word “SAVAGE” flashing on screen, and giving the song a new meaning.

The interlude didn’t stop with Malcolm X. It segued into audio from activist Tamika Mallory taking aim at the Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, for his handling (or mishandling) of the Breonna Taylor case, We need to protect our Black women, love our Black women, because at the end of the day, we need our Black women,” Megan closed out her message. “We need to protect our Black men, and stand up for our Black men, because at the end of the day we’re tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men.”