Beloved rap superstar Megan Thee Stallion broke down when describing being shot during an Instagram Live session on Monday.
"I was shot in both of my feet and I had to get surgery to get the bullets taken out. It was super scary and the worst experience of my life. It's not funny. There is nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y'all to start going and making fake stories about. I didn't put my hands on nobody. I didn't deserve to get shot," she said.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, spoke about being shot in both her feet while in the car with rapper Tory Lanez and a friend on July 12. She did not mention Lanez by name but police sources have told TMZ and Page Six that Lanez was angry because Pete and her friend wanted to leave his car.
“Tory fired the shots from within the vehicle while Megan was outside trying to leave. There is video and the police are investigating. This is a case of a man physically harming and abusing a woman,” sources said to TMZ.
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
Pete briefly tweeted about the incident last week but the Instagram Live video is the first extended comment she has made on the situation.
She cried repeatedly when discussing the incident and spoke passionately about how the loss of her mother, father and grandmother are still things she has not had a chance to address emotionally. She has spoken coping with their deaths before, but in the video, she explains that she has tried to fill their absence with people who did not have her best interests at heart.
"I wasn't protecting anybody. I just didn't want to put it on the internet. It has definitely made me realize how to move forward and how to protect my energy. Imagine being 25 and you don't have both your parents. My mama was my best friend, so I'm still really not over that. You try to fill your space with a bunch of people that you think are making you happy," Pete said.
"I was moving too fast. I wasn't taking enough time for myself. I thought I was ready to be around people, give good energy to other people. I had to sit down and pray on it. Thank God for the people I have around," she added.
Pete said her mother, father and grandmother had to have been protecting her from heaven because the bullets missed the tendons and bones in her foot.
"Thank god the bullets didn't touch bones and break tendons. I know my mama and my daddy and my granny had to be looking out for me on that one. The bullets missed everything," she said.
She went on to criticize the people online who have used the traumatizing incident as fodder for jokes and discussion. Because of the high-profile names involved, the topic has been widely discussed online and in gossip magazines as well as blogs.
Last week she slammed model Draya Michele for joking about the shooting.
Dumb bitch that shit ain’t fucking funny who tf jokes about getting shot by a nigga
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) July 22, 2020
"What if your sister got shot or girlfriend got shot or best friend got shot? Some shit doesn't need to be talked about," she said, adding that it was ridiculous how many people decided to make light of the situation.
The world doesn’t deserve Megan
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@itskeyon) July 27, 2020
Megan really has me sobbing dawg. Sending her all the love in the world.
— Ju nem (@earringdealer) July 27, 2020
Megan crying is breaking my heart
— KAMABOKO NIGGACHIRO (@challxxn) July 27, 2020
Megan Thee Stallion deserves everything good. Being shot is traumatic, so I hope she’s able to close ranks, protect her energy and control who’s around her, and find the support—professional and otherwise—to recover and heal.
— Evette Dionne (@freeblackgirl) July 27, 2020
"Thank god for all the hotties that have had my back. I'm ready to get back to regular. Nobody will stop my energy, what i cant do is be putting my energy into a bunch of you," Pete said.
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