Hip Hop artist Megan Thee Stallion recently released a blog post for the New York Times where she spoke about the violence that occurred with Tory Lanez.
Months after the infamous incident that took place on July 17th at the Hollywood Hills, more and more layers to the story continues to come to life. Back in August of 2020, Megan via IG Live accused Lanez of shooting at her.
In this personal write up for the New York Times, Megan does not say Tory’s name but clears the air on what transpired that evening. “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. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place,” writes Megan Thee Stallion in the opinion editorial.
Megan’s own personal experience and the killing of Breonna Taylor, has inspired the artist to use her fame to stand up for Black women and women in general. Recently she appeared on SNL where she delivered a powerful message during her live musical performance.
“We need to protect our Black women and love our Black women cause at the end of the day we need our Black women,” Megan said during her SNL debut. Hot Girl Meg received backlash for her performance (Also View: Attorney General Daniel Cameron Is Disgusted By Hot Girl Meg), but as she addresses in the opinion editorial, she is not backing down. “But you know what? I’m not afraid of criticism. We live in a country where we have the freedom to criticize elected officials. And it’s ridiculous that some people think the simple phrase “Protect Black women” is controversial.”
Continuing her blog post for the New York Times, Megan realizes that the violence against woman goes beyond a relationship. “After a lot of self-reflection on that incident, I’ve realized that violence against women is not always connected to being in a relationship. Instead, it happens because too many men treat all women as objects, which helps them to justify inflicting abuse against us when we choose to exercise our own free will.”
Promoting her the blog post, Megan caption her IG post with, “This piece really means a lot to me and I hope it touches everyone. I will never bite my tongue, I will never allow anyone to silence me, I will never be scared to stand up for myself and others, and I DAMN SURE WILL NEVER BE SCARED TO BE MY TRUE AUTHENTIC STRONG BLACK SELF 💙 thank you @nytopinion for the platform and thank you to all the beautiful women involved.” Read the full blog post here.