- Megan Thee Stallion was shot in both feet (opens in new tab) on July 12, and subsequently underwent surgery to remove the bullets.
- She spoke about the shooting in an emotional Instagram Live on Monday, revealing that she was recovering while calling out those who made jokes about the traumatic event.
- "It was just the worst experience of my life and it’s not funny," she said. "I didn’t deserve to get shot."
In an emotional Instagram Live, Megan Thee Stallion spoke out about being shot in both feet, opening up about her recovery and calling out those who saw fit to joke about her trauma. Megan was shot multiple times on July 12, and subsequently underwent surgery to remove the bullets. "It was super scary," she said, holding back tears.
"It was just the worst experience of my life and it’s not funny," Megan continued. "It’s nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y’all to start going and making up fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody. I didn’t deserve to get shot. I didn't do shit."
Earlier this month, she spoke briefly about the shooting on Twitter, highlighting the many ways Black women's pain is mocked and devalued. "Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own," Megan wrote. "It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized."
Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own. It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized.July 17, 2020
On Instagram Live, Megan shared details about the injuries she sustained. "Thank god that the bullets didn’t touch bones. They didn't break tendons," she said. "I know my mama and my daddy, my granny had to be looking out for me with that one because where the bullets hit at, it just missed everything, but the motherfuckers was in there."
"On a positive note, just taking some time to myself has definitely made me realize how to move forward and how to protect my energy. I’m so nice," she said. "Imagine being 25 and you don't have both of your parents—my mama was my best friend, you know, I'm still really not over that—so you got to try to fill your space with a bunch of people that you think is making you happy." She thanked her fans—the Hotties—and her friends for their support, adding, "Thank god for the people that I have around me that are actually here for me and are actually my friends."
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"I just want y’all to know a bitch is alive and well, and strong as fuck, and I’m ready to get back to regular programming with my own hot girl shit," Meg finished. "But I've definitely learned that I don't have to be so nice to every motherfucking body. This ain't going to stop me from being nice, it ain't going to stop me from being Megan Thee motherfucking Stallion driving the boat, doing the fuck what I wanna do, having this good ass energy. Ain't nobody gonna stop my energy from being good. But what I can't do is keep putting my energy in a bunch of you motherfuckers." Sending all our love amid your continued recovery, Megan.
Emily Dixon is a British journalist who’s contributed to CNN, Teen Vogue, Time, Glamour, The Guardian, Wonderland, The Big Roundtable, Bust, and more, on everything from mental health to fashion to political activism to feminist zine collectives. She’s also a committed Beyoncé, Kacey Musgraves, and Tracee Ellis Ross fan, an enthusiastic but terrible ballet dancer, and a proud Geordie lass.
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