Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron responds to Megan Thee Stallion after the rapper made a dig at him during her performance on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend.
While performing “Savage” on the variety show’s season premiere, the MC played audio of a speech that activist Tamika Mallory gave last month in which criticized Cameron for his handling of Breonna Taylor’s March 13 killing.
“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout Negroes that sold our people into slavery,” Mallory said in the audio.
Megan also added in her set, “We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women, ’cause at the end of the day, we need our Black women. We need to protect our Black men and stand up for our Black men, ’cause at the end of the day, we’re tired of seeing hashtags of our Black men.”
During a Tuesday interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” Cameron responded to the call-out and slammed the “disparaging comments” made about him.
“Let me just say that I agree that we need to love and protect our Black women,” he said. “There’s no question about that. But 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.”
“The fact that a celebrity that I never met before wants to make those sorts of statements... They don’t hurt me, but what it does is it exposed the type of intolerance and the hypocrisy because obviously, people preach about being intolerant,” Cameron added.
“You hear a lot of that from the left about being tolerant. But what you saw there is inconsistent with tolerance. In fact, it’s her disposing intolerance because I’ve decided to stand up for truth and justice.”
After it was announced that none of the three cops involved in Taylor’s death would be charged with murder, Cameron said at a press conference last month that officers Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were “justified in returning fire,” as he said Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker “admitted that he fired one shot and was the first to shoot.”
Later that month, in an interview with WDRB News, Cameron admitted that his office did not present murder charges to the grand jury in Taylor’s case.
“[The grand jury is] an independent body. If they wanted to make an assessment about different charges, they could have done that,” he said. “But our recommendation was that Mattingly and Cosgrove were justified in their acts and their conduct.”
Cameron did, however, recommend wanton endangerment charges against former police officer Brett Hankison, who was later indicted and has since pleaded not guilty.
“The charge that we could prove at trial, beyond reasonable doubt, was for wanton endangerment against Mr. Hankison,” he continued. “Myles Cosgrove and Jonathan Mattingly were fired upon by Mr. Walker. They were justified in returning fire.”