Megan Thee Stallion Gets Activists’ Support Following Drake Diss

Megan Thee Stallion received huge support from more than a dozen members of the public in response to the social media discussion caused by Drake’s “Her Loss” song.

On Friday (November 11), the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium published an open letter signed by men and women including “me too” International founder Tarana Burke, Tamika D. Mallory of Reaching Freedom, political expert Angela Rye, journalist Mark Lamont Hill. , Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and congresswoman Maxine Waters.

The letter begins by acknowledging and celebrating all that Megan Thee Stallion has accomplished in her career, before addressing the many obstacles she has faced in her career.

“You are a special talent and a special person; the place you hold in the hearts of your followers is a sign of this,” it says. “As you climbed to the top, you also had to endure many obstacles along the way.

“In the face of victory and adversity alike, you keep your head up, keep your composure, and push forward,” the letter continues. “However, while many of us celebrate you for your strength and perseverance, it must be said that you were treated in ways that no young woman – no one – deserves to be treated.”

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The open letter refers indirectly to the 2020 incident in which Tory Lanez was accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. It goes on to address the added challenge Megan has had to endure due to the public scrutiny she has faced since she changed her original account of the events surrounding her to reflect Lanez’s involvement.

Megan Thee Stallion’s situation is also used to draw comparisons to what female survivors of domestic and sexual violence face around the world; emphasizing the fact that even her status as a celebrity did not protect Meg from these incidents.

“Violence against women is still common and acceptable in our country,” the letter says. “We make excuses after excuses to explain even the most heinous acts, especially when the accused is a celebrity of any kind. Being a celebrity, however, will not guarantee that a woman will receive sympathy when she is the victim.”

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Although it doesn’t call Drake out, the open letter closes with a reference to a headline-making line on “Circo Loco,” which fans took to mean Megan Thee Stallion lied about her shooting.

“This whore lies about getting shot, but she’s still a horse / She doesn’t even get a joke, but she’s still smiling,” Drizzy sings on the song, which is a parody of Daft Punk’s “One More Time.”

“We salute you for the courage you took to defend yourself in the court of public opinion, even though you should not have done so at all,” the letter concludes. “We raise our voices to those who despised this bad example of violence against women and we will drown them with what we want the public to take into account what is happening to Black women. You are not alone. You are believed, loved, and supported.”

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After the letter was published, Marc Lamont Hill spoke to him TMZ about his engagement with the letter and the pushback he drew after voicing his support for Megan Thee Stallion online.

“If there’s one thing that surprised me, it was the outcry from the brothers who were upset that I said anything about it,” Hill said. “They are very angry. And this surprised me.”

He said that the current issue goes beyond the disagreement between Megan Thee Stallion and Drake.

“I think Hip Hop makes us less ignorant,” Marc Lamont Hill offers. “I have heard more than my share of ignorance and discrimination between men and women; and I was not always angry about it. That’s not how we were taught to think about things like men, like people in this society.”


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