Megan Thee Stallion speaks out for the first time about alleged Tory Lanez shooting

'I was really scared because I had never been shot at before.'
April 25, 2022 12:52 p.m. EST
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Speaking with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King, “Savage” rapper Megan Thee Stallion is finally opening up and speaking freely about that 2020 incident where she says Canadian rapper Tory Lanez shot her in the foot.

In an emotional interview, where the “WAP” rapper visibly chokes up, she recounts that night in July 2020 when she says a simple argument escalated to violence. She even offered a blow-by-blow of how the shooting went down.

She described the moments before the shooting as an “argument, because I was ready to go, and everybody else wasn’t ready to go. But that’s like normal friend stuff. We fuss about silly stuff all the time.”

As tears welled in her eyes, she insisted that she never became violent herself, stating, “I never put my hands on anybody, I never raised my voice too loud. Like, this was one of them times where it was like – it shouldn’t have got this crazy.”

Saying that she then got out of the car, she recalled, “everything happened so fast,” then added, “all I hear is this man screaming, ‘Dance, b***h,’ and he started shooting.”

“And I’m just like, ‘Oh, my God,’” she continued. “He shot a couple of times. I was so scared. … I didn’t even want to move. I didn’t want to move too quick. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, if I take a wrong step, I don’t know if he can shoot something that’s super-important. I don’t know if he could shoot me and kill me.'”

“I was really scared,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion, “because I had never been shot at before.”

We later learned that Megan accused Canadian rapper Tory Lanez (real name: Daystar Peterson) of being that aggressor with the gun, shooting her in the foot.

TMZ has footage of the moment the police encountered the vehicle, and as Megan emerges from the car, we can clearly see her bloody foot as she hobbles toward the police, eventually falling to the ground, unable to walk anymore. Lanez was then booked with one charge of assault with a firearm and another gun possession charge. In early April, he was handcuffed in court for violating a protective order prohibiting him from talking about the case or Megan on social media.

Last week during her Weekend 1 set at Coachella, Megan performed a new song that many are speculating is about Lanez because her lyrics seem awfully similar to the tweet that landed Lanez in handcuffs. The refrain of the song is, “D**k don't run me, I run d**k. N**** you's a b***h,” which fans are already calling “iconic.”

Tory Lanez's fans and supporters have come out once again to spew online hate at Megan in the aftermath of her Gayle King interview. Megan herself posted and then deleted a response to the hate which is captured in the screenshot below. 

Megan's fans, meanwhile, are taking to social media themselves to show overwhelming support for the “Thot S**t” rapper. In the face of the sexist and racist attacks from those who support Lanez, Megan's supporters are reminding people of the hypocrisy and that Megan deserves to be heard.

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