Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the upcoming election in U.S., showed her support for Megan Thee Stallion following the powerful opinion piece that the rapper had penned for the New York Times.
Harris took to Twitter after the publishment of the Op-Ed entitled “Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women,” in order to thank ‘Savage’ rapper for speaking out against the disrespect and disregard that black women have to face in society and in politics. Harris wrote:
“Thank you, @theestallion, for using your voice to speak out. Black women DO deserve better.
I promise when @JoeBiden and I are elected, we’ll continue to show up not just with lip service, but with action.”
Stallion retweeted Harris’ message and added the following note:
“Make sure y’all get up and go vote.”
In the New York Times essay, Megan Thee Stallion told of the current situation of black women in society, as a black woman, the violence she faced with, and the actions she took to stop it. Stallion first wrote that black women were still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life, and continued by saying about having been shot by Tony Lanez without naming him:
“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.”
Then the ‘WAP’ rapper referred to her ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance that she delivered to rebuke Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron for his denial of justice for Breonna Taylor.
“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.”
Stallion concluded her words by urging people to vote:
“But that will take time, and Black women are not naïve. We know that after the last ballot is cast and the vote is tallied, we are likely to go back to fighting for ourselves. Because at least for now, that’s all we have.”
See below to view Harris’ mentioned tweets.
Thank you, @theestallion, for using your voice to speak out. Black women DO deserve better.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 14, 2020