Megan Thee Stallion got emotional while addressing the 2020 shooting that left her injured and rapper Tory Lanez facing assault and weapons charges.
Megan sat down with CBS Mornings co-anchor Gayle King for her first TV interview about the shooting. During their conversation, which airs Monday (April 25), Megan told King: “I was so scared.”
The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper said the shooting happened after a dispute about leaving a party.
“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 recalled. “We fuss about silly sh–, 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.”
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But the situation did get crazy.
“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, bitch,’ and he started shooting. And I’m just like, ‘Oh, my God’ … I was so scared,” Megan added.
She didn’t say the gunman’s name, but told King he was shooting from 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. Like, ‘cause I’m like, ‘Oh, my God. If I take the wrong step, I don’t know if he’s going to shoot something that’s, like, super important. I don’t know if he could shoot me and kill me,'” she said.
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The shooting unfolded on July 12, 2020 in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.
The D.A.’s office accused Canadian rapper Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, of pulling the trigger.
Prosecutors later charged him with one felony count each of assault with semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Prosecutors added an additional gun allegation saying he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
In a 2020 press release, prosecutors said, “The defendant and the 24-year-old victim got into an argument… Peterson is accused of shooting several times at her feet and wounding her.”
In November 2020, Lanez pleaded not guilty. His trial is currently scheduled to start in September.
In a 2020 op-ed for The New York Times, Megan said about the shooting: “…too many men treat all women as objects, which helps them to justify inflicting abuse against us when we choose to exercise our own free will.”