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Megan Thee Stallion Recounts Getting Shot By Tory Lanez In Emotional Interview
Rapper Tory Lanez allegedly shot Megan Thee Stallion in both feet in 2020, after the two left a party in the Hollywood Hills.
Musical artist Megan Thee Stallion reflected on getting shot in an emotional new interview.
On a Monday episode of “CBS Morning,” the 27-year-old “Hot Girl Summer” singer discussed the incident with Gayle King. It was the first time she spoke on television about the shooting.
"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. We fuss about silly stuff all the time," the rapper, whose legal name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, said. "But ... I never put my hands on anybody, I never raised my voice too loud. This was one of them times where it shouldn't have got this crazy."
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, 29, is currently facing charges for allegedly shooting the rapper — which he vehemently denies — in her feet in July 2020 outside a part in the Hollywood Hills.
Pete told King that Lanez, whose given name is Daystar Peterson, shot her outside of a parked car as the argument escalated.
"So, I get out the car and it's like, everything happens so fast," she reflects "And all I hear is this man screaming, he said, 'Dance, b—!' And he started shooting. I'm just like, 'Oh my God.' He shot a couple of times."
She said that she had bullet fragments in both feet, some of which still remain.
Through tears, the Grammy winner and Texas native stated, "I didn't even want to move. I didn't want to move too quick, 'cause I'm like, 'Oh my God, if I take the wrong step, I don't know if he could shoot something that's super important, I don't know if he could shoot me and kill me.’”
Peterson has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm and carrying an unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He is due back in court in September. Earlier this month, he was arrested for allegedly violating a protective order in the case.
In October 2020, he went live on social media to issue a denial, stating the legal case "falsified information.” He also rapped about the case in a September 2020 song called "Money Over Fallouts," but denied on Twitter that his more recent song, April 2022's "Mucky James," is about Megan.
"I would not play with the court order or the judge like that." his account Tweeted in April, six days after the judge ruled that he'd violated the protective order in the case.
Pete also alleges that Peterson had offered her $1 million if she never spoke out about the shooting.
Pete, who initially claimed that she was injured by broken glass, tweeted days later that “Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own.”
She added. “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.”