Megan Thee Stallion Urges Viewers to "Protect Black Women" on 'SNL'

Dylan Henson

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ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 5: Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019 at Cobb Energy Center on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

As the featured performer for the Season 46 premiere of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Chris Rock, Megan Thee Stallion made a concentrated statement on the importance of protecting black women. 

In the middle of her rendition of the platinum-selling single "Savage," Meg paused the audio and inserted an excerpt from Malcolm X's famous 1962 Los Angeles speech describing how the "most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America is the Black woman."

With Meg and her four dancers throwing their fists in the air as an emphasis on each sentence, another sample plays of an activist speaking on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who's been directing the investigation around the alleged killing of Breonna Taylor.

Then, Meg briefly speaks about the Black Lives Matter movement. "We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women 'cause at the end of the day, we need our Black women," she says with cymbals ringing. "We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men 'cause at the end of the day, we tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men."

The group ends the performance straight-faced, fists raised high.

Meg seemed to be moving nonstop this weekend, as she and Young Thug celebrated their first collaboration, "Don't Stop" produced by Buddah Bless, with a vibrant video taking place in an Alice In Wonderland-inspired setting.

(Thugger dressed as Edward Scissorhands is perfect.)