Megan Thee Stallion calls for the protection of Black women in SNL debut

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Megan Thee Stallion turned the Saturday Night Live stage into the perfect platform for political discourse during the show’s 46th season premiere hosted by Chris Rock.

In her SNL debut, Megan performed her March release “Savage” alongside four dancers in a room enveloped by the words “Protect Black Women.” The words disappear from sight into darkness midway through the song as gunshots take over the chorus, the black screen replaced by bullet holes.

“The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the Black woman,” an audio clip of Malcolm X’s famous 1962 speech, “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself,” says. “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?”

Megan also echoed the

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