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Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘SNL’ Performance of ‘Anxiety’ Was Emotional


It was a big night for Megan Thee Stallion on October 15: the rapper hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time and dubbed as a musical guest. Meanwhile, the show took place just a day after she announced that she needs a breakand she seemed to get emotional during her performance of “Anxiety.”

The three-time Grammy winner’s vulnerability has moved fans. “Megan’s ‘Anxiety’ performance really touched my heart,” a viewer tweeted. Another one fan pointed out that the rapper has been through a lot recently, from the recent robbery at her Los Angeles home to attacks on social media.

Megan herself shared that she was struggling a day before the show, tweeting on october 14, “Hotties, I’m so sorry but after SNL I really need to take a break, I’m so tired, physically and emotionally.” Just a day before that, two men had broken into his home and stolen property worth $300,000 to $400,000, law enforcement sources told TMZ. flight, she wrote“Material things can be replaced but I’m glad everyone is safe.”

On SNL, the entertainer starred in several comedy sketches — playing an honored high schooler, a workout instructor, and more — but his “Anxiety” performance was serious. For this, she took the stage in a pageant queen look. Her shimmering red dress and updo gave the impression of outward perfection, but it was juxtaposed with a belt that read “Miss Anxiety.” She was supported by five other beauty queens: Mrs. Underpaid, Mrs. Overworked, Mrs. Overwhelmed, Mrs. Overlooked and Mrs. Insecure.

The lyrics of the powerful song from his album Traumazine tackling mental health, and in an August interview for Apple Music, she revealed that she wrote them for herself and also “for [her] mom a bit. In one verse, she raps: ‘If I could write a letter to heaven / I’d tell my mother I should have listened / And I’d tell her sorry that I’ve been really wild / And ask her to forgive me,’ ’cause I really tried / And I’d ask please, show me who was real / And get ’em around if they were all fake.

It was in the section about her late mother, who died of brain cancer in 2019, where Megan seemed particularly emotional onstage. “Aww man, Megan starts emotionally rapping the 2nd verse of Anxiety which mentions her mother”, a a fan tweeted. Another one viewer wrote“Megan Thee Stallion fought back tears while performing ‘Anxiety’ on #SNL when the lyrics about her mother hit. Yes, I’m crying.

The rapper’s touching moment and the song itself highlight the importance of the work she does with mental health. In September, she launched the website Bad B*tches Have Bad Days Too, which offers mental health resources such as therapy platforms, support phone numbers and podcasts. Megan even made sure to provide the link in her SNL monologue, telling viewers, “I believe in having a sharp mind and a sharp body-ody-ody-ody-ody.”