While her live renditions of these songs were as amazing as you’d expect, the rapper also took the time to bring to light some important issues going on in her community. During her performance of “Savage,” Meg played audio from Malcolm X and Tamika Mallory to slam Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s handling of Breonna Taylor’s case.
“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery,” Mallory said as the words appeared behind Megan on the screen.
That’s when Thee Stallion went into her own speech, saying, “We have to protect out black women and love our black women because, at the end of the day, we need our black women.” She continued, “We need to protect our black men and stand up for our black men because at the end of the day, we tired of seeing hashtags of our black men.”
The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper also showed off her funny side, appearing in two skits during the show.
One was a musical spoof about dating during the pandemic, featuring Chris Redd and Pete Davidson, who wanted to see the bottom half of their dates’ faces. Megan Thee Stallion also made a brief appearance in the skit “NBA Bubble.”
Check out Megan’s performances of “Savage” and “Don’t Stop” down below to see the powerful moment for yourself: