Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is using her recent shooting to lend her support to “Protect Black Women” movement.
The Savage artiste made her stance known in an opinion piece in the New York Times today.
She referenced her shooting incident involving rapper Tory Lanez in July to highlight the unfair treatment black women often face.
“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.”– Megan Thee Stallion
“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,” she said.
“Even as a victim, I have been met with scepticism 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,” the 25-year-old continued.
Megan also spoke about the constant struggle faced in address the stereotype of the ‘angry, black woman’ whenever they attempt to stand up for themselves or each other.
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She also said she’s aware that there will be some backlash to her statements made to the media house, adding that she was unfazed.
“I’m not afraid of criticism. We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticise 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.”
The complete essay and accompanying video can be viewed here.