Megan Thee Stallion didn’t tell the police what happened ‘because I didn’t want to die’

Megan Thee Stallion stops by the Coach Flagship Store amidst ongoing legal drama with her record label

More than a month ago, Tory Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion in both her feet. It happened late at night/early in the morning one weekend in July, in LA. Megan, Tory and a few other people were partying at a few homes in LA, including Kylie Jenner’s place. At one point, there was an argument, and that’s when Lanez shot Megan. Shortly after he shot her, the cops pulled them over, a helicopter was flying over them with a spotlight and it was just a scene which could have ended up going totally wrong. The cops took Megan to the hospital and Tory was arrested for gun possession.

We didn’t know most of that at the time. After the assault, it was several days before we even knew that Megan had been shot. Megan has been slowly telling her story on social media, talking about how black women are “so unprotected.” She did one emotional IG Live where she cried and confirmed that she had been shot and it was the scariest situation she had ever been in. She said she felt like her mama and her family spirits were looking out for her that night. Last night, she took to IG Live again to blast Tory and his team for putting out misinformation about that night, and to slam all of the fake reporting about what happened.

Here’s the video – NSFW for language, but it’s absolutely worth a watch.

Megan tells a more complete version of what happened – there was an argument, she got out of the car because she didn’t want to continue the fight, and that’s when Tory shot her. She was bleeding from her feet and traumatized when the cops swarmed the car/SUV, and of course she didn’t tell them what had happened, because she 100% knew how badly it could turn out for everyone if she told the cops at that moment that Tory had a gun. She says that the cop who took her to the hospital was rude and she (Meg) still didn’t say that she had been shot. She was terrified and traumatized and she felt like the cops would not even protect her in those moments. She was protecting Tory, the man who shot her, because she knew if she spoke up, he could get murdered by the police (or worse, they all would get murdered by the cops). “He shot me and I still tried to protect him because the police be killing us.” Every part of this has broken my heart. Poor Megan, my God.

Megan Thee Stallion stops by the Coach Flagship Store amidst ongoing legal drama with her record label

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  1. LORENA says:

    Poor Megan! Tory Lanez is done and I hope he gets charged.

    On a superficial note her legs muscles are insane! Her legs look so strong and toned

    • Yup, Me says:

      I agree, her legs are gorgeous and she has been looking amazing.

      I really hope she’s getting therapy and mental health support around all of this. Celebrity is a wheel that grinds on, no matter what’s going on in one’s personal life. I’m sure, with so many projects and people depending on her, she was very aware that she needed to get back to it as quickly as possible. That lack of time to really focus on healing (mentally, emotionally and physically) is how so many people flame out.

    • Charlie says:

      I’ve been followimg this blog for a long time and right now is the only time I ever felt compelled to actually comment. That whole thing has a vibe like”well you’re a rapper, a woman, playing a man’s game, no sympathy for you be tough?” She’s fucking talented and sweet too, that she has to justify herself pisses me off, rant over

  2. Anna says:

    The reason people have been questioning her story is that she’s been out clubbing and partying since this all happened, once with no bandages on her feet. Im sure this was a traumatic event. She also needs to stay the hell at home during a pandemic.

    • Kaiser says:

      She’s been out once and she had bandages on her feet.

    • LORENA says:

      Uhhh women of color are actually hardly ever believed when they are the victims of violent crimes

    • LORENA says:

      Double post

    • BlueSky says:

      She posted pictures of where she was shot but yes let’s continue the narrative that she
      somehow brought all this on herself for being out partying during a pandemic.

      If she was white, this wouldn’t be a discussion. Instead of criticizing her, Let’s address how black women who are victims of violence are treated by law enforcement. As a BW I know exactly what she means when she said she didn’t tell them what happened. She knew it would escalate and he would end of getting shot or killed and of course she would be blamed.

    • AA says:

      She addressed that too:
      “Why would I lie abt getting shot? Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be in the bed sad? Why y’all upset that I can walk? I got my stitches out my feet like 2 weeks ago and I was ready to go celebrate WAP going number 1… I usually don’t address internet bulls*** but y’all people are so sick!”

      What hope is there for women who suffer domestic violence…. This woman got shot publicly and was filmed bleeding and people out here still questioning her like she is the bad guy.

      Please address your internalized misogynoir 🙁

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Dude, people are allowed to cope with traumatic situations in whatever helps them survive. Sometimes that’s partying or going on a spontaneous road trip or bingeing junk food or blowing money on pretty things or getting mad or feeling sad.
      Being shot by a man ain’t polite & acceptable. Police murdering black people ain’t polite & acceptable. Why does Meghan the Stallion have to respond to that violence in a polite & acceptable fashion?

      • sara says:

        You’re really caping for people going to strip cubs during a pandemic, huh?

        I haven’t seen any of my family members since last year because of what’s going on, guess I should live it up 🥳

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @Sara I’m not ‘caping’ for someone going to a strip bar during a pandemic. I’m just not interested in condoning misogynoir by throwing a young womxn under the bus. You don’t need to conflate a pandemic with institutional racism.
        My mother is immune comprised and could literally die. My partner can’t see his family because of closed borders and we don’t know when they’ll open. You aren’t the only one impacted by a global pandemic.

      • osito says:

        Sara, we have empathy for someone who was the victim of a shooting. Our opinions about her behavior don’t matter a whit concerning the fact of the shooting. We contain multitudes, and so do you. You can be annoyed with her for going clubbing during the pandemic or whatever else, and still not make a causal relationship to either the shooting itself or people’s cold, calloused, troubling reactions to it. I mean — clearly you can, but I’m saying you shouldn’t. She’s not the perfect victim because there really is no such thing, but shifting the focus from her victimization makes it harder not only for her to receive justice, but for all victims to receive justice.

        There’s a great Netflix limited series called “Unbelievable” based on a true story, and it shows an excellent fictionalized account of how the behaviors of officers and the people surrounding victims can change victim behaviors when it comes to reporting crimes, not to mention how it may influence *behaviors* when victims are healing/coping post-assault. It can be a bumpy road for anyone, and victims often behave in ways that make them seem odd or wrong — they may become aggressive themselves, or violate social norms, or seem “angry,” all the while denying that anything is wrong or that anything happened. Let’s have compassion for what happened and is still happening to Megan here…she is healing physically, but mentally and emotionally, she will be suffering for years. Let’s try kindness.

      • sara says:

        180,000 people in America have died, partly because of people like her and actions like going to crowded clubs and not giving a damn. I’ll save my sympathy for the people who deserve it. Pretty sure she’d be going to strip clubs even if she didn’t get shot. She was literally leaving another party when this happened!

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @Osito I just wanted to say I really appreciated your nuanced & compassionate response. I loved how you acknowledged that we all can multitudes!
        Back in the day, celebitchy commenters would make asides on drinking together on a patio and gossiping. Would love to invite you over to my balcony! We can talk about how important to humanise victims of violence and perhaps some lighter celebrity gossip. It’s pretty cold where I am so I’m thinking rum spiked hot chocolate or some red wine.🥂✨

      • osito says:

        Marcel, I’d love to join you on your balcony! I’ll bring the hazmat suits and some chilé for my hot chocolate!

        Where I live, it will be a thousand degrees until the end of November, so when I host the next one, we’ll have piña coladas and ceviche!

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @Osito I love where your head is at! Chilli in chocolate is one of my fave flavour combos! For a while dark chocolate with chilli was in vogue and it’s still one of my fave flavour combos.
        I love me some piña coladas and ceviche. Yum Yum. We can maybe throw some Tommy’s Margaritas into the mix if you’re open to that. I enjoying raising a glass to Frida Kahlo and drinking tequila.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        @osito: + 1000 to everything you said. The other sad thing about this situation is that Megan isn’t even the first to have to make the kind of choice she’s describing here in any area of life, and she won’t be the last.

  3. S808 says:

    Man, no one was there for Meghan in those moments, I hate that for her. My heart was so heavy watching her ig live. The fact that she felt she had to protect not only herself from the police but the very man that shot her too, only for him to turn around start to lie on her…’s too much. I want us to stop going out of way to protect those who never protect us.

    • Sid says:

      S808 ITA! The way people have been treating Meg as if she were in the wrong in this whole situation has been very upsetting to observe. Meanwhile Tory Clown has been hiding away in some hole and actually had some people with a platform coming to his defense. Then when you read about what Talib Kweli is doing to a young woman online, it makes me want to yell. The industry men have really been exposing themselves this year, but they are still being protected. Meanwhile the women are suffering. WTH??

  4. WilliamJoelene says:

    What a courageous and strong young woman. I hope she has supportive people around her. I’m broken hearted for her. Her words are so powerful!

  5. Stacy Dresden says:

    I love Megan Thee Stallion! I’m so happy she seems to have healed.

  6. Carla says:

    So what happens now? Does he get arrested and charged with attempted murder? According to news outlets, she is not cooperating with the police.

    • Anony83 says:

      I’m not sure if this is intimate partner violence or if he’s “just” a friend but it doesn’t really matter, abuse victims (especially Black women) regularly refuse to cooperate with police investigations. It’s a mix of reasons – part of it is that cooperating can absolutely make the danger worse. Doing DV work, we’re always trained to trust our clients and *their* assessment of what is or isn’t safe; they understand the situation better than us.

      But in this case, it also sounds like despite everything that happens, Megan is still protecting him from a criminal justice system that is rarely just for Black men. It’s so depressing that she feels like she *has* to think about that at all, but it’s the reality for a lot of women. It’s a terrible choice we force on them especially if the perpetrator is someone they may still care about a great deal.

      I get what you’re saying and it’s very likely if she doesn’t cooperate that he may never face justice, but I think anytime we hear about a victim refused to cooperate, we have to keep in mind that there are a lot of entirely valid reasons they may choose that route (and it neither casts doubt on their story nor does it make it their “fault” if the abuser doesn’t go to jail).

  7. MarcelMarcel says:

    Listen to music made by black womxn. Read books written by black womxn. Watch films & tv shows featuring black womxn made by black womxn. Wear clothes made by black womxn. Look at art by black womxn. Follow influencers that are black womxn. Spend your time & energy acknowledging the brilliance of black womxn!
    What grosses me out about this situation is that black womxn are literally ignored unless they are the victims of violence. Then society just attempts to rob them of their autonomy by twisting the truth.
    (I assume I preaching to the converted here but still.. Meghan Thee Stallion is another gifted womxn being oppressed by misogynoir. White feminists like myself need to ACTIVELY support black womxn).

  8. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    My heart breaks for her. What an absolutely terrible situation.

  9. Onemoretime says:

    How pathetic is it that black victims in America can’t even call the police for help due to the fact that you the victim may get killed. I hate this happened to Megan. Her mom passed a few years ago, a good friend of hers was somehow involved & she has cut ties with her. Poor girl has no one, she so young to be out here alone.
    For her to try and protect Tory, keep him from being killed by the police and for him to stab her in the back after he shot her is sad.
    I do want her to stay off social media, she doesn’t have anything to prove to these internet trolls. She knows what happened & that’s all that matters.

  10. Queen Meghan's Hand says:

    Why are so many questions being asked of Megan and not Tory?
    Why did Tory have a gun in the first place?
    Why did is his team spreading lies about the assault?
    Does he intend to shoot her again, this time to kill her instead of attempting to disable her?
    Where is this little man (he is very short)?

    I understand why Megan is doing these Instagram Lives to give her side of the story, but it’s just feeding the beast. No image of her injury, no video of her crying will compel black men and some black womxn to feel sorry for her, to believe her. Because it is black people who are keeping the lie that she did not get shot going. Non-black people are not spreading this misinformation.

    What she should do is march with her attorney to the police and press charges against Tory, get a restraining order, work on getting him deported, and sue him for everything he he has. Because if he had the capacity to shoot a DANCER IN BOTH HER FEET, he has the capacity and the will to commit more violence against her. She is not safe and she needs to use her bodyguards and her attorneys to protect her and take Tory’s money.

  11. Dg says:

    How did you possibly read it that way? I read it as she won’t snitch because she knows her thug friends will kill her. Lmao….sure, Jan. It’s because she was worried that the cops would murder the POS that just shot her several times. And we are supposed to be concerned with him because????

  12. CROWHOOD says:

    Wow comments here show me that this patriarchy Stockholm syndrome is real. Be better.

  13. Emily says:

    Ugh, everything about this story makes me so sad and mad for Megan. What the hell was Tory thinking? Doing with a gun? And why are there citizens of America afraid to call the police when THEY’VE BEEN SHOT BECAUSE POLICE WILL JUST MAKE IT WORSE??? Why would that officer be rude to ANYONE? Why does she have to justify herself? Why hasn’t Tory been arrested? Why is he so terrible? And, looking at the header picture also makes me sad: she’s so beautiful and obviously being shot doesn’t change any of that, but if this is the way she likes to dress…will she be able to wear heels again? I hope Megan has great friends, because it’s heartbreaking that she can’t even be comforted by her mom.

    I hate Tory Lanez (learn to spell your fake name and go back to Canada) and I hate this for her.

  14. Tiff says:

    Wow, misogynoir is strong in some of these comments.

    I hope she is surrounded by people she can trust and can love on her because she has been through so much. I think the way she is handling everything, especially considering her age, is exemplary. I wish her nothing but the best and hope she continues to heal both physically and emotionally.

  15. detritus says:

    The underlying message is heartbreaking.

    Even when hurt themselves black women are protecting others. She was worried that if she said anything Tory could get hurt. By the police. Who have a job to ‘protect’.

    And the police couldn’t even treat her with respect, the one shot.

    ACAB. Time to defund the state paid terrorists.

  16. Delphine says:

    @sara Let’s lay the blame for 180k deaths where it actually belongs: with the president and his administration. Your lack of empathy and sympathy for Megan’s trauma is gross.

    • Vanessa says:

      I know her callous towards Meghan is disgusting Where her outrageous for the white YouTube influencer who are throwing huge parties . It’s not Meghan fault that people are dying blame the president and the idiots who are continually to party daily without any concerns for others . Blame the parents who are sending their kids to summer camps or still going to church services . Why is the victim a black woman being blamed for deaths that’s she had nothing to do .

      • sara says:

        Um I hate literally every tik toker and I’m so glad LA finally shut off the utilities to their infection house. I don’t think there was a story about that on CB though? I blame literally everyone, black, white or brown, who is partying it up right now. Including Megan who was leaving a party in a car full of people when this incident happened. The president ahas nothing to do with these a-holes going out to strip clubs and throwing House parties.

      • cherriepie84 says:

        @ Sara, just sit down please! Your true colors are showing .

  17. Valiantly Varnished says:

    He’s utter and complete garbage. He shot her and she kept his a$$ from being killed by not telling cops what happened. And then he has the audacity to lie PUBLICLY about it. Like I said…garbage.

  18. duchess of hazard says:

    I hope Megan can just chill and get away from it all. I think she needs to leave rap guys alone (from Moneybag to this one) because they don’t seem to have her best interest at heart. It’s sad that black women protect black men only to be harmed by them (don’t @ me, I’m the B in BAME, I know of what I speak). Divest, Meg, divest.

  19. Delphine says:

    @sara Hate all you want, she didn’t deserve to be shot in the feet for attending a party during a pandemic. She suffered a violent assault and could have been killed. Should all the people attending parties be shot in the feet? Or do you think just Megan deserves that? Why not call out Kylie for hosting?

  20. cherriepie84 says:

    I really feel for Megan, no matter the circumstances she did not deserve to be shot. It unimaginable the trauma she experienced then to be blamed by ignorant people for her misfortune and then to have her attacker set his team to spread lies on her over the internet all while taunting her. Tory will get his day and it is called Karma!

  21. Bread and Circuses says:

    She looks equally beautiful both with and without makeup, but soooo different!

  22. Joanna says:

    It’s awful that she has to go through all this shit, it’s ruining the happiness of having a #1 hit. Good for her for telling everyone off who’s talking shit.

    And Sara, from one white woman to another, stop talking about her being out during the pandemic. She got shot, save the lecture for someone else please.

  23. Hamda Farah says:

    @ Sara So you are saying that the president who called Covid a hoax and told us to drink bleach as a remedy and wanted to open up the states immediately had nothing to do with 180,000 deaths, citizens only mirror their actions on what their president saying, right now he trying to host his rallies so I don’t see why we can’t party

  24. JJ says:

    Oof. Sorry, but that’s a bad take too. Our idiot leader gives provably bad advice, so you feel that gives you permission to party? Just, no.

    Here’s the hard truth: if you and much of America think/act this way, THIS will be our reality for quite awhile. The choice is yours, but remember that there are consequences to your actions and they will absolutely contribute to us living like this for much longer than we have to.

    Please, I beg you: choose to be considerate of your fellow citizens. Let’s help one another get out of this thing as fast as we can.