She begins her column noting that “In the weeks leading up to the election, Black women are expected once again to deliver victory for Democratic candidates.”
“We have gone from being unable to vote legally to a highly courted voting bloc — all in little more than a century,” she writes. “Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year, Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many areas of life.”
She goes on to reference two incidents which have had her within the headlines: Her current efficiency on “Saturday Night Live” and her alleged wounding by the hands of former pal, singer Tory Lanez.
Megan Thee Stallion wrote in her opinion piece that she and Lanez weren’t in a romantic relationship and that her “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,” she wrote. “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.”
CNN has reached out to Lanez for remark.
Megan Thee Stallion additionally wrote about anticipating criticism for her current “SNL” musical efficiency during which she took the chance to “harshly rebuke Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, for his appalling conduct in denying Breonna Taylor and her family justice” noting “There’s not much room for passionate advocacy if you are a Black woman.”
The rapper mentioned she’s not afraid of criticism.
“We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticize elected officials. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase “Protect Black women” is controversial,” she wrote. “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 opinion piece was accompanied by a stylized video during which Megan Thee Stallion talked concerning the methods she believes Black women are each considered and handled.