Over a month ago, Megan Thee Stallion was shot twice in the foot while in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. On that evening Megan was in an SUV with singer/rapper Tory Lanez when the shooting occurred. In the aftermath of the incident the Houston rapper kept a low profile, and avoided naming her assailant or getting into specifics surrounding the shooting. But in an Instagram live video on Thursday evening, Megan named Lanez as the shooter and explained her traumatic experience, and rationale for staying quiet this long.
Since the incident, Megan has slowly revealed details of what transpired, usually in response to what she said were false stories spreading, and people openly accusing of her of lying. On Wednesday, Megan shared a since-deleted photo on Instagram of the bullet wounds in her feet in response to such preposterous claims. Later in her Instagram Live, the “WAP” rapper opened up about why she avoided telling law enforcement about Lanez.
She then continues to explain how both Lanez and the general public have shown a lack of sympathy, and mutual respect for her throughout all of this. Even in a moment where she should clearly be concerned about none other than her own well-being and safety, she has made efforts to protect everyone who was present that night. “If you really want [me] to tell the motherfucking truth, I tried to save this nigga. Even though he shot me, I tried to spare him. And y’all motherfuckers is not sparing me. That’s crazy,” she continued. “I try to save niggas and y’all on the internet talking about ‘Oh, bitch you ain’t get shot. Oh, free Tory.’ That nigga not in jail. He not in jail, because I didn’t tells the laws what happened as soon as it happened and I should have. I’m smart. I didn’t have to spare that nigga. I don’t have to spare nobody, but I did and I’m done.”
“I didn’t tell the police nothing because I didn’t want us to get in no more trouble,” she says in the video. She consistently declined to name Peterson until Thursday night, when she also tweeted, “Lie one more time and ima quit sparing you.”
Megan Thee Stallion is currently a major hip-hop star after a triumphant year that recently saw her nominated for artist of the year at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, and over the past week has become part of a huge cultural phenomenon with her feature on Cardi B’s hit record “WAP.” It is our hope that Megan can heal from this event, and make a full recovery from her wounds so that she may continue to win.
Watch Megan’s full live video below.