On Friday, July 17, rap artist Megan Thee Stallion chastised social media users for being insensitive. She wrote on Twitter, “Black women are so unprotected and we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others [without] considering our own.”
Megan added, “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.”
The ‘Savage’ artist recently became the topic of widespread speculation and controversy after she got shot last Sunday. The following Wednesday, she clarified what happened after it was initially reported that she was arrested.
Megan wrote in a statement, “I was never arrested. This whole experience was an eye-opener and a blessing in disguise. I hate that it took this experience for me to learn how to protect my energy.”
She further wrote, “The narrative that is being reported about Sunday morning’s events are inaccurate and I’d like to set the records straight. On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets.”
“I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I am expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night,” she concluded then.
Per reports, Megan and an unidentified woman were in a car with rapper Tory Lanez when he was arrested early Sunday for having a concealed weapon in the vehicle after officers received reports that Lanez was present when shots were fired outside a house in Hollywood Hills.
While Megan did not identify who shot her, the internet was rife with speculation, with many wondering if Lanez was behind it, and where Kylie Jenner was — after all, the three were seen together in photos and videos early on Saturday evening at a party in Jenner’s house.
Megan’s latest tweet is perhaps in the context of these speculations. Comedian Rae Sanni quoted the tweet and said, “How awful that she had to write this.”
Music producer Prosodi J wrote about the tweet, “The same people mad that about the people that shot Breonna Taylor are on here making memes ‘a-ki-ki-ki’-ing about Megan getting shot. Aint s*** funny.”
Bossip magazine’s official Twitter account wrote, “The community loves you, Meg! Take whatever time you need to heal. We’re praying for you and also for justice on your behalf. Those responsible for your harm have to be held accountable.”
Many other fans too expressed their sadness at Megan’s plight. A fan wrote on Twitter, “Black women aren’t even seen as humans with emotions. We’re treated like we’re just supposed to take everything and be strong without showing any negative emotions or needing help. It’s so tiring and it hurts. This makes me so angry and sad at the same time I hope she’s okay.”