Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has received support from a number of prominent women and organisations who signed an open letter to the female artist denouncing violence against women.
Megan Thee Stallion received an open letter from signees such as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, MeToo founder Tarana burke, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson.
Also amongst the signees to the letter written from The Southern black Girls & Women's Consortium were Tamika Mallory and Angela Rye as well as many other influential people.
In total, the letter lists 26 signatures of prominent officials and advocacy workers or organisations.
The letter was penned to Thee Stallion after a recent controversy surrounding the artist's alleged shooting by Torey Lanez in 2020 referenced in a song in Drake and 21 Savage's new album 'Her Loss.'
The song 'Circo Loco' from the project released last Friday references the shooting incident when Drake raps, '“This bi**h lie ‘bout getting shots but she still a stallion.”
Drake, 21 Savage - Circo Loco (Audio)
Following the release of the song and its controversial lyrics, Megan has taken to social media to demand that rappers stop using her name as a means for 'clout.'
“Stop using my shooting for clout bitch ass Ni**as!” the rapper tweeted in response to the new track.
“Since when tf is it cool to joke abt women getting shot !,' she continued, 'You nias especially RAP NIAS ARE LAME!
'Ready to boycott bout shoes and clothes but dog pile on a black woman when she say one of y’all homeboys abused her,' she added, 'Stop attaching weak ass conspiracy theories in bars to my name.”
The open letter written to Megan in the wake of the release of this song offers encouraging word to the rapper, stating that she '“deserves be to be heard, to be believed, and most importantly, to be safe.”
'Violence against women is still entirely too common and acceptable in our world. We make excuse after excuse to explain away even the most heinous acts, especially when the person accused is a celebrity of any sort. Being a celebrity, however, will not guarantee a woman any sympathy when she is a victim,' the letter details.
We raise our voices against those who have made light of this heinous example of violence against women and will drown them out with our demands for society to take what happens to Black women seriously,” it says.
'We stand with you Megan,'
Read the full letter below: