As formula 1 fans look towards the US GP last weekend, the music world and F1 world became one after a very awkward encounter occured with Martin Brundle and Megan Thee Stallion.
While some publications have dubbed it a “snub” from Megan Thee Stallion’s bodyguard, it was more of a cringe, after he asked the singer to “freestyle rap”.
Footage of the awkward encounter was broadcast on Sky Sports, as the rapper attended the US Grand Prix alongside boyfriend Pardison Fontain .
I’m actually tired of F1 fans man. Just a bunch of incels.
A black woman didn’t want to speak to the interviewer and you guys get bent out of shape. But if Kimi did that you would all be clapping. GTFO
— TOMI (@TOMImusic) October 26, 2021
Martin Brundle attempted to gain an interview with the Houston hottie, for his pre-race grid walk segment, Brundle was seen approaching the star’s entourage, when Megan gave him a chance to speak he stupidly asked her to rap – lol?.
“Megan, Martin Brundle from British television, how are you? Megan Thee Stallion, you’re a freestyle rapper.”
“You’re a freestyle rapper, have you got any rap for us today on Formula One?” – CRIIIIINGE.
For many Hip-hop fans this moment was extra cringe, but for other aspiring Black broadcasters this was just a subtle reminder that the sport and everything in-between it still has a long way to go. The moment could have co been avoided if
A.) The presenter had been Black
and B.) well….if the presenter had been Black.
It was obvious that the sport was continously tried to move with the times and diminish the “white washed sport” rumours. We even had to endure the cringe attempt to move the sports with the “times” – let’s not mention last years “show of solidarity” with the BLM movement. It all just feels like a show off move with the sports and Martin Brundle’s attempt was rude, unprofessional and a sobering reminder that the sport still has a long was to go before it is inclusive to anyone other than its white viewers.
Lets not forget how entitled it is to approach someone and demand an interview..of which made absolutely no sense – at all.
It’s concerning how easy it is for white men to get away with harassing Black women, and the publications that have supported “icon” Martin. Her security were right in protecting her. I say, protect Black Women at all costs.