On Wednesday, July 15, rap artist Megan Thee Stallion issued a statement on her Instagram account, clarifying the incident in which she was wounded over the weekend.
“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 wrote in her statement regarding the incident that took place early on Sunday.
“The narrative that is being reported about Sunday morning’s events are inaccurate and I’d like to set the records straight,” wrote Megan. “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.”
According to Variety, 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 fired the shots that injured her, fans on Twitter seem to have certain theories about this. All Love Hip Hop, a Twitter account with close to 30,000 followers, tweeted a screenshot on Wednesday, writing, “Megan The Stallion’s producer just tweeted this and deleted it…” The screenshot in question was that of LilJuMadeDaBeat, a producer who has worked with Megan on songs like ‘BigOleFreak’, ‘Cash$hit’, and ‘Captain Hook’, and he had written, tagging Tory Lanez, “Count your f***ing days.”
Following this, thousands on Twitter began talking about Lanez allegedly shooting Megan. “I really hope @torylanez didn’t shoot @theestallion. @KylieJenner knows what really happened,” wrote a fan. Another Twitter user wrote, sharing the same screenshot, “so Meg’s producer tweeted and deleted this. and in Meg’s IG post she talked about protecting her energy. if Tory Lanez was the one who set her up…mf better tread lightly.”
As per reports, earlier on Saturday evening, Megan and Lanez attended a party at Kylie Jenner’s house. Megan even posted a video of the three of them lounging in a pool before being interrupted by an unseen man off-screen telling them that the music had to be turned down because “PD are here.”
Later that evening, the two were in a vehicle outside a house in Hollywood where gunshots were fired into the air. The two left the scene with an unidentified woman in the car; police were given a description of the vehicle and pulled over Lanez shortly after. They found a gun in the car and he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in his vehicle. He has not been charged in connection with the earlier incident where gunshots were fired into the air.
According to the police report, Lanez was arrested on felony charges at 4:40 a.m. Sunday and released on a $35,000 bond around six hours later. He has a court date scheduled for October 13.
With Jenner in the picture, fans started talking about why she hadn’t spoken about the incident at all. One Twitter account wrote, “Kylie Jenner was hanging out with Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez when Megan gets shot multiple times and Tory gets arrested… and Kylie’s just sitting somewhere posting pics like these??? Pick your friends wisely, people.”
Another, sharing a GIF of a flabbergasted dog, wrote, “#ToryLanez got arrested,#MeganTheeStallion got shot but nothing happened to Kylie.” Yet another person asked, “How is it that no one knows who shot @theestallion?? @torylanez was arrested for having a gun? Next question is..where the hell was @KylieJenner?” Another speculated, “Did @KylieJenner call the cops on @theestallion and @torylanez? This s*** isn’t adding up. And who shot Meg?”