Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has fired back at Megan Thee Stallion, calling her performance this past weekend on Saturday Night Live “disgusting.”
On the season 46 premiere of SNL, the rapper blasted Cameron’s handling of the Breonna Taylor case while performing her single “Savage.” She included a recording of Malcolm X saying Black women are the most “disrespected” people in America, along with the voice of activist Tamika Mallory, who compared Cameron to “the sell-out negroes who sold our people into slavery.”
I joined @foxandfriends this morning to discuss comments from out-of-state celebrities and our office’s continued commitment to the following the truth and the law.
— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) October 6, 2020
Tuesday on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends, Cameron said he agreed that “we need to love and protect our Black women.” As for the rest of the rapper’s performance, he thought it was “disgusting.”
“The fact that someone would get on national television and make disparaging comments about me because I’m simply trying to do my job is disgusting. But it’s not the first time we see this. It certainly won’t be the last time we see this,” Cameron said.
He went on to say Megan Thee Stallion doesn’t understand the facts of the case.
“At the end of the day, my responsibility is to provide facts and truth and represent and stand up for justice,” he said. “I just think what you saw there in that display is someone who instead, wants to fashion facts to a narrative. That narrative is simply not true in this particular case with Miss Taylor.”
Cameron, who is the first Black attorney general in the state, insisted he’s being criticized because he is a Republican.
“Again, it is a tragedy what happened to [Taylor], but what you saw on the screen there and what your viewers saw is something that I’ve had to experience because I’m a Black Republican, because I stand up for truth and justice as opposed to giving in to a mob mentality,” Cameron said. “And those are the sorts of things that will be hurled at me in this job.”
He added, “The fact that a celebrity that I’ve never met before wants to make those sorts of statements, they don’t hurt me.”