Megan Thee Stallion confirmed Thursday on Instagram live that rapper Tory Lanez shot her in a July incident.
On Sunday, July 12, Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete, suffered gunshot wounds to both feet. The injuries required surgery.
In an Instagram live addressing her recovery, she revealed the bullets missed her bones and tendons, making her recovery much faster, a blessing she attributes to her late parents and grandmother watching over her.
Lanez has been the assumed shooter since the incident as the rapper was arrested for having a concealed weapon in a vehicle on the scene; however, Pete never corroborated that narrative until now.
Pete decided to reveal Lanez shot her after Lanez’ team allegedly began lying about the incident. Pete’s also been bombarded with social posts calling her a liar since July 12.
The Houston native shared that she, Lanez, and two other people were in a vehicle prior to the shooting. A verbal argument ensued, and she decided to exit the vehicle. According to Pete, Lanez, who was still inside the vehicle, then began shooting at her for no reason.
When police arrived on the scene, she made a conscious, split-second decision to omit being shot.
The country, as it is now, was experiencing a huge “re-emphasis on racial inequalities” and particularly police brutality. She acted as though she hadn’t been shot in an effort to prevent the situation from escalating further to save herself, the other vehicle occupants and Lanez.
“I tried to save this n*gga. Even though he shot me, I tried to spare him,” said Pete in her live on Thursday.
However, the lies and accusations have taken their toll. Pete is no longer interested in sacrificing her well-being and representation for Lanez. In her live, she admitted she regrets not initially turning him in.
“He not in jail because I didn’t tell the laws what happened as soon as it happened, and I should have,” exclaimed Pete. “I’m smart. […] I don’t have to spare nobody, but I did. And I’m done.”
Watch Pete’s full live from Thursday below:
According to Billboard, The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office was already considering filing charges against Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, for allegedly shooting Pete prior to her live.
LADA spokesperson Richardo Santiago told Billboard they’ve asked law enforcement to provide a further investigation before they make the decision whether or not to file felony assault with semiautomatic firearm charges against 27-year-old Lanez.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to stay with Megan.