Rapper Megan Thee Stallion virtually sits down with California House Representative Maxine Waters for a Harper’s BAZAAR’s “In Conversation.” During the 30 minute discussion Rep. Waters and Thee Stallion cover women empowerment, education and the fight against misogynoir.
Since Meg Thee Stallion has been on the scene she has been one of the leading voices for this generation of women, speaking out against racial injustices and misogynistic double standards. The dialogue between the sex positive rapper and long-term government official was the quintessence of women supporting women.
Rep. Max waters not only commended Meg Thee Stallion for pursuing a higher education in spite of already being a hip-hop superstar, but she also applauded Megan for her confidence. While talking to the Houston hottie, Rep. Maxine took a moment to give her thoughts on Meg and Cardi B’s song “WAP.”
“Now that’s audacity, that is audacity,” Rep. Waters said.” That is the ability for women to take charge of what they want to say.”
Rep. Waters noted the song’s audaciousness.
“Women didn’t say for a long time what they could say or wanted to say or dared to say, so I thought that was audacity,” Rep. Maxine continued. Rep. Waters has been approving of Meg Thee Stallion ever since Thee Stallion penned an empowering article for The New York Times back in October of 2020.
As noted by Pitchfork, in the The New York Times opinion article “Why I Protect Black Women,” Meg Thee Stallion even addressed “alleged shooting by Tory Lanez this past July, her protest on Saturday Night Live against Breonna Taylor’s killing, the staggering maternal mortality rates of Black mothers, and other social factors that inform her fight to “Protect Black women.”
Shortly after Meg’s article was published, Rep. Waters sent her a thank you letter.
“I can’t thank you enough for bringing attention to the plight of Black women, not just here in the United States—but everywhere,” Rep. Waters said in her letter. “You are so right that Black women have paved the way and have done so by leading with courage and bravery. There is also this notion, which you touched upon, that we as Black women have the ability to bear a heavier burden than everyone else in this society,” Rep. Waters continued.
Rep. Maxine Waters supporting women for being unapologetically themselves is an example we all could follow. Additionally, Meg Thee Stallion and Rep. waters advocacy for Black women is something most needed.