Megan Thee Stallion says one of her biggest highlights of 2020 was receiving a personal letter from Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
The “WAP” rapper recently took to Instagram to share Waters’ response to her powerful New York Times op-ed, “Why I Speak Up for Black Women,” to speak out about being a victim of gun violence and being “met with skepticism and judgment,” as reason why Black women need to be protected.
“One of the highlights of my year was getting a letter from Congress Woman [sic] @repmaxinewaters,” the 25-year-old artist revealed, saying the letter inspired her to keep using her platform to push for meaningful change.
“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,” Megan vowed, who also shared Congresswoman Waters’ letter in full to her 17.8 million followers.
The letter, dated November 12, starts off with Waters expressing, “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,” the California representative continued. “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.”
Waters, a Democrat who has served in Congress since 1991, expressed how “proud” she was of Megan for stating her truth and for using her “voice to uplift Black women.”
By Megan Stone
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