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Musical artist Megan Thee Stallion, who was revealed she was shot last week, put out a statement addressing anyone making light of the incident.
“Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own,” Megan Thee Stallion, whose legal name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, tweeted Friday. “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.”
Pete, 25, is seemingly referring to jokes and memes about her ordeal that have erupted on social media after she posted on Instagram that she'd been shot, The Root reported over the weekend. She said in a statement that she “suffered gunshot wounds, as the result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me." She then had to undergo surgery to remove a bullet, according to her post.
“I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery,” she wrote.
A suspect in the shooting hasn't been officially identified, but fellow rapper Tory Lanez, 25, was arrested on a charge of having a concealed weapon in a vehicle, the Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News. They did not comment on Pete’s claim of being shot. Lanez has since been released on bond. He is scheduled to appear in court this October for the gun charge, according to Variety.
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