Megan Thee Stallion reveals she was shot in both feet and needed surgery: ‘The worst experience of my life’

Rapper and singer opens up about LA incident in emotional Instagram video

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 27 July 2020 21:12
Megan Thee Stallion holds back tears as she talks about shooting

Megan Thee Stallion has disclosed further details of an incident in which she was shot, which she describes as "the worst experience of my life".

On 12 July, Megan and another woman were in a car in Los Angeles with rapper Tory Lanez after attending a party in the Hollywood Hills, when he was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

Early reports said that Megan had cut her feet on broken glass in the car, with surveillance footage of the incident showing her limping from the vehicle and leaving bloody footprints.

However, Megan, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, later issued a brief statement to clarify that she had been shot.

Appearing in an Instagram Live video, the artist has now revealed that she was shot in both feet and required surgery to have the bullets removed. She said she was fortunate that the bullets missed any tendons or bones.

“It's nothing to joke about. It's nothing to make up fake stories about,” Megan said. “I didn't put my hands on nobody. I didn't deserve to get shot. I didn't do s***.”

In the videos, the 25-year-old fought back tears as she said she felt she had not taken enough time "for myself".

“Imagine being 25 and you don't have both of your parents," she said. "My momma was my best friend – I'm still not really over that. So you kind of try to fill your space with a bunch of people that you think are making you happy.

“I thought I was ready to give good energy to other people and other people wasn't ready to give good energy to me.”

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Los Angeles police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Last week, Megan issued a statement addressing the inaccurate reporting around the incident.

“I suffered gunshot wounds as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” she said.

“I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets.”

In a tweet on 17 July, she wrote: “Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own.

“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 traumatised.”

In the Instagram Live, Megan thanked all of her fans for their support.

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