Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is criticizing Megan Thee Stallion’s Saturday Night Live performance, which called out his handling of the Breonna Taylor case.
While making her debut as the SNL musical guest for the season 46 opener on Saturday, the Houston rapper played a snippet of activist Tamika Mallory’s objection of Cameron’s actions during her rendition of “Savage.” The 34-year-old Republican, who is the first African-American attorney general of Kentucky, claimed the cops involved in the fatal shooting of the 26-year-old EMT were “justified” in their actions. His presentation of the case led a grand jury to decide not to indict a single officer in direct connection to Taylor’s killing.
“Daniel Cameron is no different than the sellout negroes that sold our people into slavery,” Mallory said in the audio while her words flashed on the black-and-white screen, before Megan pleaded, “We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women ’cause at the end of the day, we need our Black women.”
Cameron reacted to Megan’s performance during an appearance on Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Tuesday (Oct. 6), saying her statements exposed the “intolerance” and “hypocrisy” of the left.
“Let me just say, I agree that we need to love and protect our Black women. 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,” Cameron said during the Fox News segment. “At the end of the day, my responsibility is to provide facts and truth and represent and stand up for justice. I 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 Ms. Taylor. Again, it is a tragedy what happened to her.”
The attorneys for Taylor requested a new special prosecutor to reopen her case in an open letter this week, which had received almost 9,000 signatures by Tuesday afternoon, while the FBI civil rights investigation is still ongoing. The Kentucky AG claims the nationwide criticism he’s facing, especially from the “Don’t Stop” rapper’s SNL performance, is something he’s constantly experienced as a Black Republican.
“The fact that a celebrity that I’ve never met before wants to make those sorts of statements…. They don’t hurt me, but what it does, it exposes the type of intolerance that people, and the hypocrisy, because obviously, people preach about being tolerant,” he continued. “And you see a lot of that from the left about being tolerant. But what you saw there is inconsistent with tolerance. In fact, it’s her espousing intolerance, because I’ve decided to stand up for truth and justice.”
Watch Cameron’s Fox & Friends interview below.