Musical guest Megan Thee Stallion and host Chris Rock during promos for the Season 46 premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” (Photo: Rosalind O’Connor/NBC)
The rapper, who performed her songs “Savage” and “Don’t Stop” as the musical guest for the Chris Rock-hosted Season 46 premiere, made a powerful Black Lives Matter statement during her first performance.
Midway through “Savage,” the screens behind the rapper flashed messages including “Protect Black women” as she paused the song entirely for audio from activists. She then appealed for the protection of Black women and Black men, and harshly criticized Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron over his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.
Taylor was killed in her apartment by Louisville police earlier this year, and a grand jury did not charge any of the officers involved for actions related to her death.