"It was an argument because I was ready to go and everybody else wasn't ready to go. But that's, like, normal friend stuff," Megan Thee Stallion said. "It shouldn't have got this crazy."
She says that the shooting took place after she, Lanez and another friend hung out at Kylie Jenner's home in Los Angeles. Two people in the back seat were arguing (not her). She got out of the car and that's when everything escalated. "So I get out of the car and it's like everything happens so fast. And all I hear is this man [Tory Lanez] screaming. And he said, 'Dance, bitch.' And he started shooting. And I'm just like, 'Oh, my God.' Like, he shot a couple of times. And I was so scared."
Megan says that Tory shot her and then apologized, even trying to bribe her with $1 million to keep quiet. She didn't tell police what happened initially, claiming that she wanted to protect her friends from escalation with authorities. "My first reaction was still to save us." She lied to officials that she "stepped on glass" and now wishes that she told the truth.
As CBS Mornings reported, her medical report confirms that she has bullet fragments in her feet to this day.
The case is expected to go to trial in September.
The response from hip-hop has been noticeably quiet. Industry sentiment has been "don't ask, don't tell," save for a few declarations. Tory's enjoying support from famous men, hanging with Drake and showing up as Da Baby's special guest on stage. One media personality seems hell bent on proving her wrong, for reasons unknown. Your daily reminder that cancel culture does not exist. Search social media and find fan allegations of Megan being a liar, thirsty for headlines and a man hater. His stans have turned this into a debate over discographies (which is a weak argument, since he can't hold a candle to her).
Here's the thing: Nobody knows what happened that night except Megan and Tory. This isn't about throwing the book at him or being punitive without cause. They're allegations but that doesn't mean they're lies. Let the courts do their job. Rest easy, no one is asking you to delete your beloved Tory Lanez playlist. 🙄
But remember: Megan Thee Stallion is the alleged victim. Holding space and giving her empathy to speak her truth is what any woman—famous or not—deserves.