Megan Thee Stallion comments on the Tory Lanez shooting in a TV interview

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Megan Thee Stallion has spoken for the first time on television about her claim that she was shot in the foot by co-star Tory Lanez in July 2020. In a recorded “CBS Mornings” interview, which was broadcast on Monday, Megan also commented the emotional consequences of the shocking event.

In a speech to “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King, Megan said the July 12 incident took place after she left a party held at Kylie Jenner’s home in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood with Lanez and another friend, Kelsey Harris. A quarrel between people in the back seat began to escalate, according to Megan, who said she was trying to get out of the car because of her discomfort. Then she heard a man screaming.

“He said, ‘Dance, b —-‘, and then he started shooting,” Megan said, adding that Lanez “shot a few times” before offering everyone “a million dollars” to keep quiet, what had happened.

“I’m thinking, what are you talking about at all?” Megan continued, remembering her immediate reaction to Lanez’s alleged remark. “Why are you offering me money right now? Help me. If you’m sorry, help me.”

Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, has pleaded not guilty to related assault and weapons charges and is set to stand trial starting in September. Referring to Megan by her real name, Megan Pete, Lanez’s attorney Shawn Holley wrote in a statement to The Washington Post: “We look forward to addressing Mrs. Peete’s [sic] claims – including all its inconsistencies, inconsistencies and omissions – in a court of law. “

Megan first revealed details of the “traumatic night” in an Instagram post shortly after TMZ reported that her foot had been injured. She was afterwards mocked and ridiculed; The Post’s Bethonie Butler wrote that Megan’s “words were particularly resounding to black women, many of whom recognize her treatment as a representation of the vitriol they often encounter when they are victims of violence.”

Megan Thee Stallion was mocked after being shot. As she recovers the narrative, black women recognize her pain.

Some of the doubt stemmed from Megan telling police she injured her feet by stepping on shards of glass. In the “CBS Mornings” interview, she explained to King that she lied to the officers because “I did not want them to kill any of us or shoot any of us,” noting that George Floyd’s high-profile murder in the hands of the police had happened just months earlier.

“When I see people try to use it against me, try to behave as if I’re lying … I know I said I stepped on glass. I lied to protect us all,” Megan said. “Sometimes I wish I really never would have said that.”

King stated in the episode that Harris, Megan’s friend, had texted the rapper’s security guard: “Help. Tory shot Meg.” Medical reports said there were still bullet fragments in Megan’s feet.

Asked about her response to people who still do not believe in her version of what happened that night, Megan said, “I do not think any of this is for them. It’s for me.”

“I know it happened to me,” she continued. “I would rather it takes place in court and the facts come out and everything comes out than I have to take my case. I’m a victim. I’m that victim. I’m not defending myself against anything. Something happened to me. “

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