Megan Thee Stallion is catching heat after referencing Megan’s Law on her latest single release, ‘Hiss.’
Richard Kanka Addresses Megan Thee Stallion’s Reference Of Megan’s Law
According to TMZ, Richard Kanka isn’t happy about the rapper’s mention of the legislation inspired by his late daughter, Megan. The child was murdered on July 29, 1994, when she was seven years old.
A&E reports that Megan was raped and killed by a sex predator who lived across the street from her family. At the time, sex offenders were not required to publicly register their addresses. The enaction of Megan’s Law requires authorities to notify residents when a sex offender moves into their community, though stipulations of the legislation may vary from state to state.
According to TMZ, Richard Kanka is upset at the rapper for “dragging his late daughter’s name into the expletive-riddled song.” The father is reportedly calling Megan Thee Stallion’s actions “highly offensive.”
At the same time, however, Kanka does admit that the rapper’s mention of Megan’s Law has given it more attention.
For reference, Megan Thee Stallion raps:
“These hoes don’t be mad at Megan, these hoes mad at Megan’s Law,” seemingly referring to Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Penny, and his 1994 sexual assault conviction and subsequent failure to register as a sex offender in California.
Ultimately, the father has informed TMZ that he is “considering looking into his legal options to see if Meg’s track went too far.”
Social Media Weighs In
Social media users entered The Shade Room’s comment section to share their reactions to Richard Kanka’s sentiments. Additionally, any appeared to agree that the rapper has brought attention to the legislation.
Instagram user @iamjadanicolle wrote.
“If anything, she’s educating us because a lot of people hadn’t heard of Megan’s Law. Promotion👏🏾”
While Instagram user @kiss_my_tattz_81 added.
“She actually brought attention to the law cuz the number of people who didn’t know what Megan’s Law was, is embarrassing af… So tell her thanks sir”
Instagram user @youneenknoit wrote.
“She brought attention to a law that most of us didn’t know the name of. Nice try”
One user defended Megan Thee Stallion’s reference.
Instagram user @naturallymonet_ wrote.
“Sir… it’s the name of a law 🌚 and respectfully she used it in its correct form and didn’t ridicule it”
Meanwhile, some users offered their legal perspective.
Instagram user @_beautiphul wrote.
“Law Student here 🙋🏻♀️ You can’t sue someone for referencing a law 😂😂😂”
While Instagram user @denitadorsey added.
“You can’t sue someone for referencing the law. Good bye Sir! 😂”
Instagram user @bri_lluminati wrote.
“Sir, sorry for your loss. It was terrible and unfortunate, but sadly it doesn’t work that way.”
More Details On Megan Thee Stallion’s Latest Release
As The Shade Room previously reported, the rapper released ‘Hiss’ on Friday, January 26. On the three-minute and twelve-second track, the rapper took aim at those who use her name for attention.
Additionally, she seemed to address her ex-boyfriend Pardison Fontaine while taking shots at other female rappers, she says, try to sound like her.
Ultimately, the rapper’s bars prompted a spicy response record from Nicki Minaj.
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