Just one week after Megan Thee Stallion responded to a lyric off of Drake and 21 Savage’s seemingly accusing her of lying about getting shot, she received public support from prominent Black women activists.
MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, Tamika Mallory, Maxine Waters + more signed an open letter of support for Megan @TheeStallion:
“it must be said that you have been treated in ways that no young woman–no person at all–should be treated.” pic.twitter.com/Cr0t162q9g
— Female Rap Room (@FemaleRapRoom) November 10, 2022
The Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium, teamed up with with dozens of leaders in writing the letter, including Reps. Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and activist and Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory.
The letter shows the Houston native support as she continues to use her platform to raise awareness about violence against Black women.
“We salute you for the bravery it has taken to defend yourself in the court of public opinion, though you shouldn’t have had to do so at all,” the letter read. “We raise our voices against those who have made light of this heinous example of violence against women and will drown them out with our demands for society to take what happens to Black women seriously.”
The Consortium’s letter seemingly addresses the lyrics from “Circo Loco” as well as the scrutiny Megan has faced, accusing her of lying about being shot by Torey Lanez in 2020.
“You’ve had to endure public harassment and taunting not only from that person but from others choosing to stand with him,” the letter continues. “You’ve consistently been clear about what happened to you, but instead of being met with widespread support, people who should have had your back have chosen to stay out of the matter.”
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Petersen, was charged on Oct. 8 2020 with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He has since denied the claims that he shot Megan Thee Stallion.