Megan Thee Stallion Gets Activists’ Support Following Drake Diss

Megan Thee Stallion has received support from over a dozen public figures in response to the social media conversation sparked by Drake’s “Her Loss” lyrics.

On Friday (November 11), the Consortium of Southern Black Women and Women released an open letter signed by men and women including “me too” international founder Tarana Burke, Tamika D. Mallory of Tan Rhyddid, political commentator Angela Rye, the journalist Mark Lamont Hill , congresswoman from Texas Sheila Jackson Lee and congresswoman Maxine Waters.

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

“You are a special kind of talent and a special kind of person; the place you hold in the hearts of your fans is testament to that,” it reads. “As you rise to the top, you’ve also had to endure many obstacles along the way.

“In the face of triumph and tragedy alike, you always keep your head up, maintain your poise, and push forward,” the letter continues. “However, while so many of us celebrate you for your strength and perseverance, it has to be said that you have been treated in ways that no young woman – no person at all – should be treated.”

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The open letter indirectly refers to the incident in 2020 in which Tory Lanez is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. It goes on to address the additional trauma Megan has had to endure as a result of the public scrutiny she has faced since changing her original account of events involving was shot to reveal Lanez’s part.

Megan Thee Stallion’s situation is also used to parallel what women survivors of domestic and sexual violence are experiencing across the country; highlighting the fact that even her star status did not insulate Meg from these experiences.

“Violence against women is still far too common and acceptable in our world,” the letter reads. “We make excuse after excuse to explain away even the most heinous acts, especially when the accused is a celebrity of any kind. However, being famous will not guarantee a woman any sympathy when she is a victim.”

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While it doesn’t specifically call Drake out, the open letter closes with a reference to the headline on “Circo Loco,” which fans took to imply that Megan Thee Stallion lied about her shooting.

“This bitch lies about getting shots, but she’s still a horse / She don’t even get the joke, but she’s still smiling,” Drizzy raps on the song, which tastes like “One More Time” by Daft Punk.

“We salute you for the courage it took to defend yourself in the court of public opinion, even though you should not have had to do so at all,” the letter concludes. “We are raising our voices against those who have exposed this horrific example of violence against women and we will drown them out with our demands on society to take what is happening to Black women seriously. You are not alone. You are believed, loved and supported.”

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Following the release of the letter, Marc Lamont Hill spoke to TMZ for his involvement with the letter and the pushback he received after voicing his support for Megan Thee Stallion online.

“If there was one thing that surprised me, it was how much anger there was from brothers who were upset that I said anything about it at all,” Hill said. “They were really angry. And that was confusing to me.”

He pointed out that the issue at hand extends beyond Megan Thee Stallion’s recent conflict with Drake.

“I think Hip Hop desensitizes us to misconception,” Marc Lamont Hill offers. “I’ve heard more than my share of misogyny and sexism and patriarchy; and I have not always been annoyed by it. That’s not how we’re trained to think about things as men, as people in this society.”


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