Megan Thee Stallion has spoken out against the Tory Lanez shooting incident becoming fodder for online jokes and memes. The Roc Nation-managed MC lamented how a traumatizing event in her life has turned into a laughing matter on Friday (July 17).
“Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own,” she wrote via Twitter. “It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized.”
Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own. It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized.
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) July 17, 2020
Megan revealed she got shot after reports emerged about Lanez getting arrested for a felony gun charge. While initial stories described her as simply being in the car with him when he was apprehended, she clarified she was actually a victim in the situation.
“The narrative that is being reported about Sunday’s morning events are inaccurate and I’d like to set the record straight,” she detailed on Instagram. “On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets.
She added, “I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night. I’m currently focused on my recovery, so I can return back to my life and back to making music as soon as possible.”
Following her public statement, Lanez was accused of being the person who shot Megan. According to TMZ and Page Six, he allegedly opened fire at the 300 Entertainment artist after getting into an argument with her. She was struck twice in the foot.
The Los Angeles Police Department has reportedly begun investigating if Lanez was the shooter behind Megan’s injuries. He was originally arrested for possession of a concealed weapon but posted a $35,000 bond.
Lanez hasn’t publicly addressed the shooting allegations as of press time. HipHopDX will keep readers posted if he does.