For more than a week, people have heavily criticized the hip-hop industry, particularly the leading men of the music genre, for staying silent about the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

The rapper took to social media last week to say Tory Lanez
shot her in the foot as she walked away from his car last month. Despite the high-profile nature of the shooting, notable rap stars have been silent on the topic, as Blavity previously reported

On Monday, some hip-hop legends finally spoke out in support of the 25-year-old rapper whose real name is Megan Pete.

In an hour-long Instagram video, Houston native Bun B
addressed the situation and said Pete needed support especially from those who hail from the southern city. 

“F**k Tory Lanez. I’m from Houston and if somebody would’ve done something to Megan in this city, we would’ve rolled. Megan in L.A. by herself. She ain’t got a mama no more. Her mama’s gone. Her daddy’s gone. Her grandmother is gone. All the people that loved her and cared about her unconditionally — that looked out for her and would’ve protected her — ain’t there. So, as an O.G. in Houston, I’m standing up,” Bun B said.

“I know Tory. I know his manager, I know all of ‘em. F**k all that, though,” he continued. “If the man on drugs, get him some goddamn rehab. If the man got mental health issues, get him some therapy. But he’s not just gon’ sit here and shoot this girl, and we not say nothin. This is not real n***a s**t.”

The legendary rapper then spoke about the larger issues around the shooting and what it represents for the community at large.

“Anytime a man hurts a woman, that’s obsession. That ain’t love,” he added.

As Blavity previously reported, Pete said in her video that she initially lied to police about the shooting because she wanted to protect Lanez from the police.

“This is why Black women are so hesitant to speak against Black men, because Black women know how the legal system will treat Black men, they know how white America will treat Black men,” Bun B said.

“Nobody’s talking about [the shooting] because it’s a Black woman. We love Megan; we brag about Megan, [but] nobody wanna talk about it when she gets shot. We got memes; we got jokes. F**k that,” he added.

Bun B was not the only legend to speak out on the shooting. During an Instagram Live session on Saturday, T.I. implied that Pete may not be telling the truth and said he wants to wait until more details come out. 

"How in the f**k you shoot a girl in a bikini? What the f**k. That's crazy. Goddamn. That's unacceptable. I'm not saying she a lie. I'm not calling anybody a liar. I'm just saying, I can't imagine. It's unimaginable. Yeah, that's f**ked up. I don't have no words. I'm just waiting for the whole story. I need to hear everything," T.I. said.

"Him shooting her, that's preposterous. Under no circumstances should any man be accepted for shooting a Black woman. Or any woman. Tory, you need to say something, bruh. Come on, clear this…you need to say something, bruh. You gon' have to speak to this," he added. 

Other rappers have echoed similar responses to the shooting, implying that Lanez should be given the benefit of the doubt despite Pete saying he shot her twice. 

Rapper Boosie, who is well known for having a lot to say about topics that have little to do with him, refused to comment on the situation during a podcast interview, according to a video shared by Rap Century.