Rep. Maxine Waters to Megan Thee Stallion: ‘I Want You To Know That I Have Your Back Too’
Hot girl Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, better known as Megan Thee Stallion, has had a successful career year among other things. She took to Instagram to bring “one of the highlights” of this pandemic-laced year to light: a letter she received from Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
The outspoken congresswoman acknowledged Megan’s opinion piece published in The New York Times earlier this year.
“One of the highlights of my year was getting a letter from Congress Woman @repmaxinewaters 💙 I am so honored to be recognized by such an amazing woman and I promise to keep using my voice and encourage others to use theirs ! ✊🏾”
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The letter, which was received in November 2020, appears below:
I read the op-ed you wrote that appeared in the New York Times recently and I can’t thank you enough for bringing much needed attention to the plight of Black women, not just here in the United States—but everywhere. 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. That notion contributes to the lack of care and attention to the issues that specifically affect us. While we are too often overlooked, there is no doubt that Black women are a glue for our families and communities, and a crucial part of the fabric of this country. We see that- in your career and your tremendous success, despite the obstacles that have come your way.
I write all this to say that I am so incredibly proud of you and how you have used your voice to uplift Black women. I know that Black women and girls everywhere thank you for the way you so fiercely have their back. I want you to know that I have your back too. I hope that during these trying times you take comfort in knowing that I am fighting for you, and all Black women, every single day. Stay well, keep fighting, and take care. We need your voice in this fight.
Member of Congress”