Megan Thee Stallion:- Lacking a voice

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New York Times

https://www.mtv.com/news/qzw2bh/megan-thee-stallion-protect-black-women-new-york-times-op-ed

“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man.

After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him,” Meg wrote, referring to a July incident involving her and rapper Tory Lanez.

“We were not in a relationship.

Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place.”

(Meg named Tory as the shooter a month after the attack. He’s since been charged with assault.)

“My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends,” she continued.

“Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment.

The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”

Continuing “there’s not much room for passionate advocacy if you are a Black woman”

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Megan said tension initially rose in the car when Lanez, 30, allegedly told her, “You need to stop lying to your friend” regarding their sexual relationship.

Megan, who said she knew Harris had a crush on the R&B singer, “didn’t want her to know I had dealt with him in any kind of way.”

While she said Harris was angry after learning about the relationship, Lanez provoked the ire of both women when he called them “bi—es and h–s,” Megan claimed.

Growing frustrated, Megan says she asked to be let out of the car on Sunset Boulevard but quickly realized she was “literally at the peak” of her career and only wearing a “thong [bikini]” in the middle of the “most famous” street in L.A.

To presumably avoid drawing any unwanted attention, Megan says she got back inside the car, only to ask to be let out again on a side street not too far from the first stop because she was “over it.”

 

Dance, bi—!

“I started walking away and I hear Tory yell, ‘Dance, bi—!’”

she tearfully recounted in front of the jury, adding that she saw Lanez pointing a gun at her.

“I froze. I just felt shock. I felt hurt. I looked down at my feet and I see all of this blood,” she said before explaining that she fell to the ground and crawled to a nearby driveway.

“Everything feels blurry,” she continued, before recalling that Harris and Lanez bumped into each other on their way over to her.

“Tory was basically telling me I wasn’t sh–, and I said, ‘Actually, you ain’t sh–.

This is where you at in your career.

This is where you at with your music.’ And I feel like that really rubbed him the wrong way,” she claimed.

 

I didn’t want to die

Between sobs, Megan argued that “every man that’s in a position of power that’s in the music industry” didn’t want to believe her side of the story.

“I’m a villain and he’s the victim,” she claimed.

According to Megan, that’s one of the reasons why, immediately after the incident, she told police officers that she cut her foot stepping on broken glass.

It was only four days after the shooting, during a phone interview with Detective Ryan Stogner, that she alleged she had suffered a gunshot wound, she said.

“This was the height of police brutality and George Floyd,” she testified, adding that she feared everyone would wind up dead if she told officers Lanez had shot her.

“I didn’t want to see anybody die. I didn’t want to die.”

 

I wish he had just shot and killed me

Megan also tearfully admitted to initially not being honest about her intimate relationship with Lanez because “it’s disgusting at this point.

How could I share my body with somebody who could shoot me?” She added that her current partner, fellow rapper Pardison Fontaine, is “embarrassed” over the continual coverage of Megan and her previous entanglements.

“I can’t even be happy….I wish he had just shot and killed me,” she continued.

 

Romantic Past

The courtroom noticeably stiffened once Lanez’s lead attorney, George Mgdesyan, began interviewing Megan as part of the cross-examination.

After bringing up Megan’s CBS Mornings interview with Gayle King from April 2022, during which the rapper claimed she did not have an intimate relationship with Lanez, Megan admitted to the jury that she had lied on national television about the nature of their relationship.

The defense also presented her with the police report from her initial interview with Detective Stogner on July 16, 2020, in an effort to refresh her memory that she had told the police “this wasn’t the first time” she had “backdoored” Harris.

“I’ve never been with anyone Kelsey’s been with,” she told Mgdesyan, contradicting the attorney’s opening statement from Monday when he argued Megan had also been romantically involved with fellow rapper DaBaby and NBA player Ben Simmons right after Harris had dated both men.

(Simmons also seemed to deny Mgdesyan’s claim in an Instagram post on Monday evening.)

 

Sick Bird

Megan grew upset again during the redirect examination, wiping her nose and unable to hold back tears when describing how the alleged shooting has impacted her life and career in the two years since.

“People don’t even want to touch me,” she wept, adding that her peers in the music industry viewed her, Megan Thee Stallion — a moniker suggesting a robust horse — like a “sick bird.”

Her desolation grew more apparent while identifying various social media posts that she’s seen in the aftermath of the incident, including one that read, “Megan Needs To Be Shot and Killed.”Coming forward with who allegedly shot her, Megan testified, has ultimately caused her to “lose my confidence, lose my friends, lose myself. Damn, maybe I should be dead,” she cried.

 

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Entertainment Tonight
  1. Tory Lanez Found Guilty in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Trial
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      • Tory Lanez was found guilty of shooting at Megan the Stallion’s feet after the two left a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s home in July 2020.
      • Lanez was found guilty of all three charges brought against him in the trial, including a felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, a felony count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and for the personal use of a firearm.
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        Channel:- Entertainment Tonight
        Date Published:- 2022-December-23rd
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ABC 7
  1. Jury finds rapper Tory Lanez guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
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      • Rapper Tory Lanez was convicted of assault and other charges Friday for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet during a 2020 argument in the Hollywood Hills
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      • Video #1
        Channel:- ABC7
        Date Published:- 2022-December-23rd
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CBS Los Angeles
  1. Rapper Tory Lanez found guilty of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in 2020
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      • A jury found Daystar Peterson, better known as rapper Tory Lanez, guilty of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, in the Hollywood Hills in 2020.
      • He now faces sentencing of more than 20 years and deportation to his home country of Canada.
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      • Video #1
        Channel:- CBS Los Angeles
        Date Published:- 2022-December-23rd
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The Shade Room
  1. Tory Lanez’s Father Reacts After Son Found Guilty on All Counts | TSR Trial Watch #shorts
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      • Tory Lanez has been found guilty on ALL counts after the rapper was charged with assault with a firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, possessing a concealed and unregistered firearm in a vehicle in his trial against Megan Thee Stallion.
      • Tory’s father, Sonstar Peterson spoke outside the courthouse in a heated manner after his son was found guilty by the jury in court.
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      • Video #1
        Channel:- The Shade Room
        Date Published:- 2022-December-23rd
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