Megan Thee Stallion shared with fans one of the biggest highlights of her year. Although Megan is one of the hottest rappers in the industry, this particular accolade did not stem from the success of her music career. She revealed it was a letter she received from Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
On Monday, Dec. 7, Megan shared an image of the letter via Instagram with a caption that read, “One of the highlights of my year was getting a letter from Congress Woman [sic] [Rep. Maxine Waters] 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!”
The California congresswoman’s letter was in response to the “WAP” rapper’s editorial published by The New York Times where she advocated for Black women.
“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,” Waters wrote. “You are so right that Black women have paved the way and have done so by leading with courage and bravery.”
She went on to express admiration for the famed rapper as she admitted that she is “incredibly proud” of her platform her voice to uplift Black women. Waters added, “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.”