The rapper and her dancers stood against a background that read “Protect Black Women”.
About halfway through her performance, the sounds of gunshots rang out and Megan Thai Stallion and her dancers paused as an audio recording of Malcolm X’s 1962 speech “Who taught you to hate yourself?” Played in the background.
“The most neglected and disrespectful person in America is the black woman,” excerpts of the recording appeared. “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?”
Then there was an audio clip of activist Tameka Mallory saying, “Daniel Cameron is no different from the traitorous Negroes who sold our people as slaves.”
Cameron did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Before finishing the song, Megan Thai Stallion also spoke for herself and demanded that black men and women be protected.
“We need to protect our black women and love our black women,” she said. Because at the end of the day we need our black women. ”“ We need to protect our black men and defend our black men, because at the end of the day, we are tired of seeing hashtags of our black men. ”