Rising rapper Megan Thee Stallion was involved in a violent incident where she was shot twice in the feet two weeks ago, requiring surgery to have the bullets removed. The 25-year-old explained in a tearful Instagram video that it was the incident was “the worst experience of my life.”
“I was shot in both of my feet, and I had to get surgery to … get the bullets taken out, and it was super scary.”
Megan has not named the person who shot her publicly.
In the tearful Instagram video, Megan explained how frustrated and hurt she had been by the public response to the shooting, with many making jokes about her pain or even blaming the situation on her instead of offering support.
“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.”
Megan was with Canadian rapper Tory Lanez at the time after leaving a party together, and Lanez was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon the following morning, but he was released after making bail. He has not been charged in relation to the shooting.
However, despite all of this pain, Megan did get some great news: her hit song “Savage” has sold over 3 million units in the US, and her album SUGA has sold 500,000 total units in the US. These two major milestones are worth celebrating, and her “Savage” collaborator, Beyoncé, wanted Megan to enjoy the moment.
Beyoncé sent her a beautiful floral arrangement and a note acknowledging her accomplishments.
“Queen, sending you all my love. God bless, Beyoncé.”
It may not be a Hot Girl Summer this year, but at least Megan has Beyoncé in her corner.
Megan has made a huge splash, especially since 2019, and she is clearly on her way to hitting even more milestones. However, despite her rise in fame, Megan is still determined to stay in school, working on a degree in health administration through Texas Southern University.
She explained that she is focused on getting her degree in order to make her mother, Holly Thomas, proud. Thomas passed away in March 2019 due to brain cancer.
“I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed. I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed. My grandmother that’s still alive used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today.”