Megan Thee Stallion has a message for conservative politicians
and right-wing commentators who say her music
is too vulgar: Be careful what you wish for.
On Thursday, the Houston
rapper released a video for her new single "Thot Shit
," in which she takes aim at her GOP
detractors and portrays their outrage as hypocritical.
The video begins with a politician character settling into his office and bobbing his head to Megan Thee Stallion's video for her song "Body
." The presumed elected official, who refers to himself as a senator, happily leaves misogynistic messages in the video's comments, despite the fact that he is clearly enjoying himself.
This prompts a phone call from Megan Thee Stallion, who reminds him that the women
he's attempting to "step on" are "everyone on whom you rely."
The rest of the video takes viewers on a roller coaster ride as the politician is relentlessly tormented by women working and twerking in various locations, including a political office, diner, hospital, and grocery store. (Watch
the entire video below.)
Megan Thee Stallion and fellow rap star Cardi B faced widespread criticism for their hit "WAP" last year, especially from conservative politicians and commentators.
After the two performed the song live for the first time at the Grammys
in March, detractors became even more enraged.
Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) said on the House
floor in April
that he had received complaints about the performance, which he called "inconsistent with basic decency."
Megan Thee Stallion, who won three Grammys at the ceremony in March, told Stephen Colbert
on "The Late Show
" in December that the backlash from conservatives
over the song was "a little weird
“I know the Republicans
have had a bad year, and they probably needed to vent somewhere,” she added with a laugh.