Megan Thee Stallion has acquired an open letter from The Southern Black Ladies and Ladies’s Consortium, who has partnered with trade figures to denounce violence towards ladies.
The letter is addressed notably to Megan following her inclusion in a lyric rapped by Drake on he and 21 Savage’s new album, ‘Her Loss’. On the tune ‘Circo Loco’, Drake makes point out of Megan’s 2020 capturing — allegedly by the hands of Tory Lanez — by rapping that she “lie[d] ’bout getting shot.”
Now, The Southern Black Ladies and Ladies’s Consortium has come to Megan’s defence, enlisting a slew of activist leaders to pen a condemnation of the rapper’s therapy by the general public. The Consortium’s letter was written by the Black philanthropy organisation itself, and was signed by the likes of musician Ethel Cain, MeToo founder Tarana Burke, and Deliberate Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, amongst many others.
The letter begins by applauding Megan’s expertise and success, earlier than expressing remorse that she’s needed to “endure public harassment and taunting not solely from [Lanez] however from others selecting to face with him.” The Consortium makes point out of Megan’s “power and perseverance” within the face of critics, and later denounces the rapper’s therapy “in ways in which no younger girl– no particular person in any respect– needs to be handled.”
“It should be stated that our tradition has failed you,” the letter learn. “In July of 2020, you skilled a violation of the very best order by the hands of somebody whom you thought of a buddy… Bloggers have circulated rumors and excitedly reported on probably the most traumatic expertise of your life as if it had been juicy gossip, typically perpetuating the concept that you’ve received a motive to lie.”
It continued: “You’ve constantly been clear about what occurred to you, however as an alternative of being met with widespread assist, individuals who ought to have had your again have chosen to remain out of the matter.”
MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Deliberate Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, Tamika Mallory, Maxine Waters + extra signed an open letter of assist for Megan @TheeStallion:
“it should be stated that you’ve got been handled in ways in which no younger girl–no particular person in any respect–needs to be handled.” pic.twitter.com/Cr0t162q9g
— Feminine Rap Room (@FemaleRapRoom) November 10, 2022
The letter goes on to name out “those that have made gentle of this heinous instance of violence towards ladies”, and highlights that an estimated one in three ladies worldwide has been a sufferer of sexual and/or home violence. “Violence towards ladies remains to be completely too frequent and acceptable in our world,” the Consortium stated of the troubling statistic.
The letter concludes with a message of gratitude to Megan, each for her partnership with the Consortium for it’s ‘Pleasure Is Our Journey Dream Bus Tour’ even earlier this yr, and for her dedication to “psychological well being and nicely being in our neighborhood even when your personal has been minimized, marginalized, and deemphasized.”
“We wish you to know that you’re vital and also you matter to us and to thousands and thousands of girls across the globe… We stand with you Megan”, the letter concludes. The Consortium’s letter comes simply days after Megan got here to her personal defence following the ‘Circo Loco’ lyric. Taking to Twitter simply hours after the tune’s launch, Megan demanded that rappers “cease utilizing my capturing for clout,” and questioned when it turned “cool to joke abt ladies getting shot”.
Previous to that, Megan had constantly defended herself towards accusations that she fabricated the 2020 capturing. Addressing detractors in a now-deleted Instagram publish that very same month, Megan questioned: “why would I lie [about] getting shot? Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be within the mattress unhappy?”. Later that month, she reiterated the seriousness of her allegations, writing on Instagram that “It’s nothing to joke about and it’s nothing for y’all to go and be making faux tales about.”
Megan Thee Stallion alleged that Tory Lanez shot her within the foot following a home get together in July 2020, which Lanez denied. Lanez was charged months later with felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm – private use of a firearm – and for carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a automobile. Lanez pleaded not responsible to the assault cost in November 2020. The court docket case is ongoing and heads to trial on November 28 of this yr.