Megan Thee Stallion has come clean. Weeks after she was shot during an incident in the Hollywood Hills, she took to her Instagram Live to address all the speculation about it once and for all.
Now that the whole story is finally out, it’s time we admit she’s a victim who deserves our support – and probably an apology too.
In a video we can only describe as “harrowing,” Megan Thee Stallion went into extensive detail about the shooting incident that took place on July 12.
She revealed the bullets missed bones and tendons – and that she was “lucky” they did:
I was shot in both of my feet, and I had to get surgery to… get the bullets taken out, and it was super scary. I know my mama and my daddy, my granny had to be looking out for me with that one cause where the bullets hit at, it missed everything.
It’s still unclear who shot her. She declined to name her attacker during her Instagram Live stream.
Rapper Tory Lanez, who was with her in the car, was arrested on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed weapon . Lanez hasn’t been charged in connection with the shooting.
When one hears an otherwise decent person has been attacked, the first question they usually have is, “Are they okay?”
That didn’t happen when Megan Thee Stallion got shot. Instead, both celebrities and “regular people” alike engaged in some of the most disgusting behavior I’ve ever seen in my life.
Take a look at what Dipset rapper Cam’ron, not known for his political correctness, had to say when word of Meg’s shooting broke.
Professional groupie Draya Michelle lost her Fenty endorsement when she made crude remarks about the tragic incident.
Even 50 Cent initially made a joke at Megan Thee Stallion’s expense. To his credit, he quickly apologized when he realized his comments were out of line.
That’s not the only apology she deserves.
To this day, hip hop “journalists” are writing think-pieces about how Taylor Swift was traumatized by Kanye West rushing the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards when all he did was pay tribute to Wu-Tang Clan’s lyrical giant Ol’ Dirty Bastard .
Taylor Swift didn’t suffer physical harm when Kanye pulled that stunt. The way journalists carry on, you would think he committed a Manson family-style butchery.
These same “journalists” can’t be bothered to pen one piece in support of Megan Thee Stallion. It’s a news story, nothing more. It only deserves more than a passing mention when a celebrity cracks a joke at a Black woman’s expense.
Never mind the fact that research shows shooting victims are legitimately traumatized by the experience . Or the fact that she walked on her injured feet after the shooting and probably caused more damage to herself.
No – none of those things are worthy of a defense. But Taylor Swift got her feelings hurt one time by a Black man more than ten years ago, and we’re still talking about it to this day.
Megan Thee Stallion – and Black women in general – deserve far better than this.