Megan Thee Stallion Trends on Twitter After Giving Her First TV Interview on the Alleged Tory Lanez Shooting

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By Savannah Moss
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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion discussed being shot for the first on television, causing a lot of responses on Twitter as people listened to what she had to say. In July of 2020, she was shot in the foot at a party hosted at Kylie Jenner’s home, allegedly by fellow rapper Tory Lanez. And although she gave some details, this is the first time she described different details about the incident in an interview. The interview was with Gayle King on CBS mornings, which aired today.

In the interview, she describes that she was trying to leave an argument in a crowded car and that when she exited the car, she was shot in the feet. Afterward, she says that Lanez began apologizing and even offered a million dollars if she didn’t say anything. At first, she admits she lied to the police and blamed the wounds on stepping on broken glass, as she felt protective of her friends, noting that the George Floyd incident had just occurred and she did not want things to escalate once the police arrived. Now, she says she regrets this, as people who do not believe her story claim that this detail indicates she is lying. Unfortunately, Stallion is correct, as some on Twitter began to pick her story apart as to why they do not believe her.

Others, however, rallied behind Stallion and believed her, commenting on her strength to give such a detailed recall of the story. Many pointed out that women have to fight to be heard and are always being told they are lying, even if there is proof. One person on Twitter wrote “It is so disheartening to watch Megan Thee Stallion relieve her traumatic experience over and over again like this. Megan was ALWAYS telling the truth.”

Although some refuse to believe Megan Thee Stallion, many were proud to see her continue to tell her story and not listen to those who claim she is lying. Currently, Tory Lanez’s bail sits at $350,000 as he awaits trial in September. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including one count of firearm assault and one count of carrying a concealed firearm.