Celebs Show Support After Megan Thee Stallion Posts Tearful Video About Being Shot
In an emotional Instagram Live video, the rapper said getting shot was “the worst experience” of her life and called out people for making jokes about it online.
Several fans and fellow rappers showed support for Megan Thee Stallion this week after she spoke out in an emotional video for the first time since she shared that she was shot earlier this month. Many people have commented that the reactions to Megan’s shooting highlights a lack of regard for the safety of Black women.
“I was shot in both of my feet… and it was super scary,” the Houston rapper said during an Instagram Live video Monday.
On July 15, Megan announced she was recovering from multiple gunshot wounds as the result of a “crime that was committed against [her].” She said at the time the intent of the crime was to physically harm her.
Megan has not said who shot her. TMZ has reported that she was with rapper Tory Lanez on July 12 in an incident that ended in his arrest. An LAPD report said that Lanez, whose full name is Daystar Peterson, was booked and charged with concealing a firearm in a vehicle.
In Monday’s video, Megan said she had to have surgery to remove the bullets from her feet, which she said didn’t hit any bones or tendons. She said she “wasn’t protecting anybody” and didn’t say anything publicly yet because she “wasn’t ready to speak.”
“That’s not [something] you immediately [get on] the internet and start talking about,” Megan said.
Megan also went on to address the many misogynistic memes and jokes that have circulated online after she shared the news of her shooting.
“It was like, the worst experience of my life. And it’s not funny,” Megan said. “It’s nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y’all to start going and making up fake stories about.”
She also added that she “didn’t put her hands” on anybody during the incident.
“I didn’t deserve to get shot, I didn't do sh*t,” Megan said.
The rapper previously addressed the jokes and rumors in a July 17 tweet, writing, “Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own.”
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
Rapper 50 Cent apologized to Megan in an Instagram post Monday night after he said he shared a meme that was “floating around” about her.
“I'm glad your feeling better and i hope you can accept my apology,” 50 Cent said.
Through tears in the Instagram video, Megan shared other details of her life, saying: “Imagine being 25, and you don’t have both of your parents. My momma was my best friend, you know, I’m still not really over that… You gotta try to fill, like, your space with a bunch of people that you think is making you happy.”
She added: “On a positive note, I’m just taking some time to myself… It has definitely made me realize how to move forward and, you know, how to protect my energy.”
Several people have since expressed their support for Megan, including actor and musician Janelle Monae, singer JoJo, and rapper 21 Savage:
The fact that Meg had to say “I didn’t put my hands on nobody... I didn’t deserve to get shot” infuriates me.— FeniPR (@stephanieepow) July 27, 2020
If black women are on the receiving end of violence it’s always our fault because we’re hard to deal with, aggressive, our attitude. Wishing Meg a safe space to heal. https://t.co/asJyVtGBkv
Megan Thee Stallion on IG Live explaining the surgery and how she didn’t give herself full time to grieve her mother and how people take advantage of her niceness. She’s protected by divine angels I love her man.— Telfar Bae aka Ronnie 🌹 (@9inewaves) July 27, 2020
Megan Thee Stallion on IG was hard to watch, but not as devastating as the silence and/or mockery she's gotten from the hip hop world as it's become clear Tory Lanez was the culprit.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) July 27, 2020
From Russell Simmons to 50 Cent, the misogynoir continues to perpetuate in the industry.