Megan Thee Stallion has a powerful message to share. The rapper, who was Saturday Night Live's musical guest for its season 46 premiere Oct. 3 hosted by Chris Rock, performed with the plea "Protect Black Women" spelled out in black and white behind her.
She kicked off her set with her hit "Savage." But mid-song, the screen behind her went dark, gunshots rang out, and giant, bleeding bullet holes appeared. Audio clips from Malcolm X's 1962 speech "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?" then played: "The most disrespected, unprotected, neglected person in America is the black woman. Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? The color of your skin? The shape of your nose? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?"