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Megan Thee Stallion took to social media to speak openly about getting shot earlier this month and to fire back at those who have been making light of the traumatic incident.
The 25-year-old rapper — born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete — was shot in the early morning hours of July 12 during an incident that also involved fellow rapper Tory Lanez. The police were called and Lanez was arrested on a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, according to Billboard.
However, aside from a July 15 Instagram post from Pete and a follow-up tweet last Friday, both parties have been largely silent regarding the shooting until earlier this week, when Pete broke her silence during an emotional Instagram live session.
After thanking her fans for support, Pete shared that she was indeed shot in both of her feet and had to undergo surgery — which she tearfully described as “super scary.”
“I was shot in both of my feet and I had to get surgery to get the s--t taken out, to get the bullets taken out, and it was super scary,” she said, growing emotional. She added later, “It was like, just the worst experience of my life and it’s not funny and it’s nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y’all to go and be making up fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody. I didn’t deserve to get shot. I didn't do s--t.”
“And thank God that the bullets didn’t touch bones. They didn't break tendons,” she continued. “Like I know my mama and my daddy, my granny had to be looking out for me with that one because where the bullets hit at, it just, it missed everything, but the [expletive] was in there.”
The shooting took place at around 4:30 a.m. on July 12, TMZ previously reported. Local police responded to a report of a disturbance in the Hollywood Hills area. Witnesses reportedly said that there were people arguing inside an SUV and that shots were fired into the air during that argument. Upon discovering the vehicle, police found Lanez, Pete, and another woman in Lanez’s car, but only Lanez — whose real name is Daystar Peterson — was arrested.
In an Instagram post on July 15, Pete clarified that she was not arrested during the July 12 incident, and that the police actually drove her to the hospital because she was injured “as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.”
Pete did not mention Peterson by name during her initial post, and she again opted not to during Monday’s streaming session. Addressing her decision to remain silent, she remarked, “It’s not that I was protecting anybody, I just wasn’t ready to speak. That's not no s--t you just immediately get on the internet and start talking about.”
Pete also responded to those who have been making light of the shooting on social media by creating and sharing memes.
“What if your [expletive] sister got shot? What if your [expletive] girlfriend got shot? ... Would you be cracking jokes then? Then you would want the whole world to stop and feel sorry for you,” she said.
In recent posts on her Instagram page, Pete posted photos of herself alongside the caption “Unbreakable.”
Peterson has not commented publicly on the shooting. He was released the day of the shooting after posting $35,000 bail and is slated to appear in court on Oct. 12, Page Six reported.
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