The ongoing conflict between Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj has unexpectedly brought a significant law into the spotlight. This law, known as ‘Megan’s Law’, was established to safeguard the public from sexual offenders. Richard Kanka, the father of Megan Kanka, the young girl who tragically lost her life to a sexual predator in the 90s and after whom the law is named, is deeply upset. The predator was not legally obligated to reveal his identity to his neighbors at the time of the crime. Richard is particularly distressed by Megan Thee Stallion’s nonchalant mention of his daughter’s name in her song “Hiss”, which marks the beginning of her dispute with Nicki Minaj.
Richard Kanka has expressed his displeasure over Megan Thee Stallion’s use of his late daughter’s name in her song filled with harsh words directed at Nicki Minaj. He views this as the ultimate form of disrespect. Despite Megan Thee Stallion’s apparent attempt to bring attention to ‘Megan’s Law’ in her song, Richard maintains that this does not alleviate his feelings of discontent.
Kanka continued, his deep discomfort about the use of his daughter’s name in a manner that he found extremely offensive and disrespectful to the suffering his daughter and their family have endured. He admitted that he hasn’t listened to the song himself yet, but he has read the lyrics. Despite not hearing it, he is firmly against it based on the content of the lyrics.
Just to set the record straight, the lyrics under discussion are: “These hoes don’t be mad at Megan [referring to herself], these hoes mad at Megan’s Law” This is a line that Meg used to indirectly criticize Nicki’s husband, Kenneth Petty, who is officially listed as a sex offender in New York.
Here’s a somber historical fact… Megan’s Law, the legislation in question, was enacted a month following the horrific rape and murder of Richard’s 7-year-old daughter. This is a tragedy that Richard continues to grapple with even today. Therefore, it’s not surprising that this is a profoundly emotional topic for him.
Richard acknowledges that Megan’s rap music isn’t really to his liking. He only became aware of the song when one of his children informed him about it. Despite this, Richard decided not to listen to the song. Instead, he chose to read the lyrics of “Hiss” to understand what was being said about his daughter. As we mentioned earlier, he is still upset by it, even though some people view Megan’s reference in a positive light.
Additionally, Richard has expressed that the song has upset him to such an extent that he’s contemplating exploring legal avenues to determine if Megan’s track crossed a line.
However, it seems there’s not much Richard can do in this situation. Artists are generally given a certain amount of freedom when it comes to wordplay or referencing significant historical events, which is precisely what Megan has done in this case. So, despite his anger, any threat of legal action might not hold much weight.
The feud has only intensified since Megan initiated it. In response, Nicki retaliated with her own diss track, “Big Foot,” which has received a mixed bag of reactions, both positive and negative.
Now, a new person has entered the fray expressing anger… it’s Megan Kanka’s father, and he seems quite upset.