Megan Thee Stallion Denies Relationship W/ Tory Lanez, Says Black Women ‘Deserve To Be Protected’ & Are ‘Entitled To Our Anger’
Megan Thee Stallion continues to use her platform to discuss protecting Black women, current VP nominee Kamala Harris, and her incident with Tory Lanez, who has been charged for allegedly shooting her.
She begins an op-ed in The New York Times by addressing the shooting, further clarifying that she was shot while she was walking away, and that despite reports, she was not in a romantic relationship with Tory Lanez. She also stated that she kept quiet at first to protect her friends.
“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man. After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place.
My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”
She then touches on protecting Black women and how to some see the phrase as a negative thing.
“But you know what? I’m not afraid of criticism. We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticize elected officials. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase “Protect Black women” is controversial. We deserve to be protected as human beings. And we are entitled to our anger about a laundry list of mistreatment and neglect that we suffer.
In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates. We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc — all in little more than a century.”
She continued and said she’s rooting for Kamala Harris to make a change.
My hope is that Kamala Harris’s candidacy for vice president will usher in an era where Black women in 2020 are no longer “making history” for achieving things that should have been accomplished decades ago.”
Megan Thee Stallion recently took the stage on “Saturday Night Live”, slamming Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and how he failed to get charge the officers responsible for Breonna Taylor’s death.
“I recently used the stage at “Saturday Night Live” to harshly rebuke Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, for his appalling conduct in denying Breonna Taylor and her family justice. I anticipated some backlash: Anyone who follows the lead of Congressman John Lewis, the late civil rights giant, and makes “good trouble, necessary trouble,” runs the risk of being attacked by those comfortable with the status quo.”
The rapper then touches on how the industry has tried to compare her to Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, but adds, that they are all unique in their own ways.
“In every industry, women are pitted against one another, but especially in hip-hop, where it seems as if the male-dominated ecosystem can handle only one female rapper at a time. Countless times, people have tried to pit me against Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, two incredible entertainers and strong women. I’m not “the new” anyone; we are all unique in our own ways.”
She ended her opinion piece on the topic of body image and how women need to capitalize more on their sexuality.
“If we dress in fitted clothing, our curves become a topic of conversation not only on social media, but also in the workplace. The fact that Serena Williams, the greatest athlete in any sport ever, had to defend herself for wearing a bodysuit at the 2018 French Open is proof positive of how misguided the obsession with Black women’s bodies is.”
“I would know. I’ve received quite a bit of attention for appearance as well as my talent. I choose my own clothing. Let me repeat: I choose what I wear, not because I am trying to appeal to men, but because I am showing pride in my appearance, and a positive body image is central to who I am as a woman and a performer. I value compliments from women far more than from men. But the remarks about how I choose to present myself have often been judgmental and cruel, with many assuming that I’m dressing and performing for the male gaze. When women choose to capitalize on our sexuality, to reclaim our own power, like I have, we are vilified and disrespected.”
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