Megan Thee Stallion became a household name after her summer hit single “Savage,” which later featured Beyonce.
Her sassy attitude, hardcore sound, and friendly personality developed her a fan base of “hotties,” as she calls them. As a result, the Texan native caught the attention of one of the hottest female rappers in the game Nicki Minaj who hopped on a record with her for the single “Hot Girl Summer.”
In an interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings, the Grammy Award winner gives an exclusive on the night that all her fans remember. Megan finally gives her side of the story on her court situation with singer Tory Lanez. The singer allegedly shot her during a Hollywood Hills party in Los Angeles. The interview started with King asking her about her parents. Meg lost her mother in 2019 and lost her dad at 15.
“They were my best friends. It was only the three of us all the time,” Megan Thee Stallion said. “Like, when I went to school… it was a little different with me interacting with other kids… and they just really let me know, like, you can’t never, you can’t ever let somebody else’s insecurities make you insecure.”
July of 2020 would be another painful memory for Thee Stallionafter leaving a party in the Hollywood Hills with rapper and friend Tory Lanez and another close friend from Hometown. The rapper said an argument arose because she wanted to leave the party while her friends did not.
“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,” Megan Thee Stallion informed King.
“The argument was with the two people in the back seat. So I asked the driver to pull the car over. Like, I’m done with this. And I should have stayed out of the car. Like, I should have not got back in the car. And they was like, ‘Megan, just get back in the car. We’re almost there.’ And, like, just, ‘Get back in.’ So I get back in the car. It’s… getting worse,” she went on.
As the argument continued to escalate, Megan got out of the car, and that’s when she recalled Lanez firing a firearm at her.
“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, bitch.’ And he started shooting. And I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’ Like, he shot a couple of times. And I was so scared,” Thee Stallion expressed while tearing up.
“He is standing up over the window shooting. And I didn’t even want to move. I didn’t want to move too quickly,” the rapper said. She told King that at the time, she thought, “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.”
According to surces, Lanez pleaded not guilty to assault and weapons charges about the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in late 2020. Earlier this month, a judge instructed him not to publicly mention parts of the case or the victim. The case is expected for trial in September of 2022.
After being, Thee Stallion told King that Lanez apologized and suggested her money not to stay quiet about the happening.
“He’s, ‘I’m so sorry. Please don’t tell anybody. I’ll give you all a million dollars if y’all don’t say anything.’ And I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? Like, why are you offering me money right now? Help me. Like, and if you sorry, help me,'” she stated.
When Los Angeles Police Department came , Megan explained to King that officers had initially informed her that she stepped on broken glass in the name of protection.
“I was just trying to protect all of us because I didn’t want them to kill us. Like, even though this person just did this to me, my first reaction still was to try to save us. Like, I didn’t want to see anybody die. So I just said, ‘I stepped on glass,'” she said while trying not to cry.
The Savage rapper expressed her inner feelings and revealed that she blames herself for what happened at times.
“I really thought that we were all friends. And it’s sometimes I feel like I put the blame on myself because when my mom passed, I just felt like I was looking for some type of family environment. And I was letting so many people in,”
“I didn’t care who it was. I just wanted to feel like I got family and I got people that care about me and just I could hang out with everybody. And I was just going through it.”
After the incident, Megan Thee Stallion deals with hardship and says she is not defending herself against individuals who don’t accept she was shot that night.