Megan Thee Stallion Admitted She Was Scared For Her Life During the Tory Lanez Shooting: ‘He Could Shoot Me and Kill Me’

Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion was allegedly shot by Tory Lanez in 2020. Two years later, Megan spoke about her experience honestly in an exclusive interview with Gayle King. Throughout the interview, she admitted that she was terrified of what could happen.

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Tory Lanez allegedly shot Megan Thee Stallion in 2020

Megan told King in detail about how the July 2020 incident started. At the time, Megan and Lanez were in a car together with their crews. “It was an argument because I was ready to go and everybody else wasn’t ready to go. But that’s, like, normal friend stuff,” she said. “We fuss about silly stuff all the time. But I never put my hands on anybody. I never raised my voice too loud. Like, this was one of them times where it was, like, it shouldn’t have got this crazy.”

“So I get out of the car and it’s like everything happens so fast. And all I hear is this man screaming. And he said, ‘Dance, b****.’ And he started shooting. And I’m just like, ‘Oh, my God,’” she recounted. “He shot a couple of times. And I was so scared.”

Megan Thee Stallion was scared for her life

Megan was allegedly shot in her feet by Lanez in the car. “He is standing up over the window shooting. And I didn’t even want to move. I didn’t want to move too quick… If I take the wrong step, I don’t know if he’s gonna shoot something that’s, like, super important,” she remembered.

When asked by King if she was scared for her life, she confessed that it was a new level of fear that she’d never experienced. “I don’t know if he could shoot me and kill me,” she said. “I was really scared ’cause I had never been shot at before.” 

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In October 2020, Lanez was formally charged with assaulting Megan with a semiautomatic firearm in a manner that “personally inflicted great bodily injury” and another count of carrying a concealed, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The court issued a protective order that kept him from contacting Megan either in person or otherwise. Lanez’s trial is set to begin in September 2022.

In the aftermath of the incident, Megan remained silent about the identity of who shot her. She didn’t even tell police the truth of what happened when they arrived to protect Lanez, as the shooting took place soon after the police killings of unarmed Black people like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor a few months prior. But she finally called him out by name on Instagram a month after the shooting.

“Tory shot me. You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs, lying and s***,” she said. “Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you’re dragging it… Even though he shot me, I tried to spare him. And y’all motherf***ers is not sparing me. That’s crazy.”

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