Megan Thee Stallion’s latest single, “Hiss,” has stirred up more than just musical discourse, as it has provoked the ire of not only Nicki Minaj but also the family of the late Megan Kanka.
In the track, Megan references Megan’s Law, a 1996 amendment that requires public notification of registered sex offenders. The specific line in question goes: “These hoes don’t be mad at Megan, these hoes mad at Megan’s Law.”
Megan’s Law, named after 7-year-old Megan Kanka, who was tragically raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender in 1994, holds significant emotional weight for the Kanka family. Richard Kanka, Megan’s father, expressed feeling disrespected by the reference, as reported by TMZ.
While Kanka admitted to not having listened to the track firsthand, he expressed deep dismay upon reading the lyrics, which were brought to his attention by one of his children. Despite the song’s intentions, Kanka perceives the use of his late daughter’s name in a profanity-laden diss track as highly disrespectful.
Though TMZ did not directly quote Kanka, the outlet reported his sentiment as viewing Megan’s reference to his daughter as crossing a line of disrespect. According to TMZ, Kanka is contemplating exploring legal avenues to assess whether Megan’s track has overstepped boundaries.