“Savage” rapper Megan Thee Stallion is opening up her heart and her hurt in her new Rolling Stone “Hot Issue” interview that dropped today. She details the betrayal and trauma she continues to feel in the aftermath of her 2020 shooting, allegedly at the hands of Canadian rapper Tory Lanez.
In April, the “WAP” rapper told Gayle King in detail what happened that fateful night in July 2020 where she says Lanez shot her feet after an argument in a car. Now, she’s going into detail about the lasting physical and emotional scars from the altercation.
Through her tears, she tells the outlet about Lanez, “I thought we had a real connection,” because they had both experienced the untimely loss of their mothers – hers from brain cancer, his from anemia. “I thought he knew me. And I never would’ve thought he would’ve shot at me at all.”
“I never put my hands on this man,” she continued. “I never did anything to him. There was an argument. People argue every day. Friends argue every day.”
She then goes on to say that, despite her wounds and pain that night, she still was thinking of other people above herself, something that she says was never reciprocated.
“I feel shame, a little bit, because even after he shot me, I still was thinking about everybody else in the car. I thought everybody in the car was my friend, [and] the whole time, that’s not how they thought of me. That’s what really hurts.”
She goes on to detail how the incident cost her her best friend, Kelsey Harris, who was also in the car that night, and inexplicably sided with Lanez. Harris was approached by Rolling Stone for comment but did not respond. Lanez, whose birth name is Daystar Peterson, also did not respond. He has been charged with one count of assault with a firearm and another gun possession charge. He recently was handcuffed and forced to pay an extra $100,000 on top of his $250,000 bail for talking about Megan and the case on social media, which violated a court order of no contact.
As Megan speaks, she goes into detail about how the shooting almost derailed her career, which has since soared to new heights with a headlining gig at Coachella, a Met Gala appearance, and her hit songs “Thot S**t” and “Beautiful Mistakes.”
“What nobody knows is, I had to get the surgery the same night. I stayed in the hospital in California for maybe four days,” she details. “Then I was in New York for a while. Both of my legs wrapped up. I could not walk. I still have bullet fragments in my feet right now. I was very scared that I was not able to be Megan Thee Stallion no more. And I was f***ed up.”
When asked what outcome she would like for the criminal case against the Canadian rapper, Megan flatly says, “ “I want him to go to jail. I want him to go under the jail.”
On a more positive note, she absolutely gushes in the feature about her boyfriend Pardison “Pardi” Fontaine, whom she’s been Instagram Official with since February 2021.
“I feel like he’s so good. And he feels like I’m so good,” she says, noting that they love to collaborate on music, sometimes competitively. “There are always instrumentals playing. So if I can hear him rapping, I’ll be like, ‘OK, I’m going to do better than that.’ Or if he likes the beat that I’m playing, he’ll be like, ‘Hey, let me get that beat.’ We sharpen each other.”
“I appreciate him for loving on me even when I don’t feel like I love me,” she continues. “I have a lot of anxiety, and I know I’m probably depressed on some level. I’ll be like, ‘Damn, you really sticking through it? I really want to be good for you because I’m trying to be good for myself.’”
She then shows her vulnerable side, adding, “But I just . . . I don’t know. Right now, I really don’t know, because sometimes I don’t feel good about me. So I feel like it’s hard to be in a relationship when you are not loving on yourself right.”
The “Hot Girl Summer” star also excitedly talks about her upcoming album which includes a collab with rapper Future. “I want to take you through so many different emotions. At first you was twerking, now you might be crying,” she says of the forthcoming album, which may or may not include the supposed Lanez diss track that she debuted at Coachella this year.
She does play for Rolling Stone a song called “Pressurelicious,” which features Future, and she has nothing but playful and kind words to say about him.
“He just so f***ing ratchet!” she laughs. “He is unapologetically himself. I appreciate that about anybody who gets up and has to do anything in the public eye. Anybody who has to read about their life online every day and deal with so many energies and can put it out into their music and do it gracefully, I feel like you deserve your flowers.”
So while her career is building success upon success, she says she still feels the effects going through what she calls “dark things.” But she refuses to let that stop her. Of her detractors, Megan has some words of warning.
“I think it’s so crazy that people are able to get online or publish anything that is not a 100 per cent fact,” she states. “That really is messing with my life. How are you able to do it and get away with it? I just learned that you really can’t get away with that, and I’m going to get you. Right now I’m just getting all my stuff together because I’m seeing it.”
“ Yeah, you keep doing that. I’m going to spin the block on you.”