Marc Lamont Hill is standing with Megan Thee Stallion towards Drake‘s bars — and others in hip hop — and he is getting flak for it on-line … one thing that does not shock the writer and activist.
On Thursday, Marc — together with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Deliberate Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, Tamika Mallory and several other different influential leaders — joined the Southern Black Women & Ladies’s Consortium in signing an open letter in assist of Meg.
The letter denounces violence towards girls, typically, but in addition strongly proclaims the tradition “failed” Megan after she was shot within the foot … allegedly by Tory Lanez.
Marc tells TMZ Hip Hop he was approached by Tarana in regards to the letter … and instantly determined to hitch the trigger.
He says it was a bit mind-boggling seeing so many dudes indignant that he spoke out towards Drake’s “Circo Loco” lyrics — those in regards to the “stallion mendacity about being shot” — however in the end wasn’t completely shocked.
Based on Marc, hip hop has allowed misogyny to run rampant in in any other case good music for years … and when Drake is your favourite artist, you are certain to get a bit defensive.
Following the monitor’s launch, Megan ripped into Drake and social media trolls as a complete … vowing they might remorse making a mockery of the alleged state of affairs.
Her legal professional Alex Spiro advised us the identical factor after which some … proclaiming all of the artists who publicly flipped on Megan may have a stain on their character when all of the information come out in Tory’s trial.
Marc says his job as a journalist is to problem the dominant thoughts from subscribing to the norm, so he is conscious of the uphill battle forward.
As for Drake, he and 21 Savage will probably be kings of Billboard this week — nearly proving Marc’s level about misogyny, their “Her Loss” album is projected to go No. 1 with huge numbers.