Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion isn’t staying silent. The hip-hop star has come forward to speak out on the importance of protecting Black women and why she’s not afraid of getting criticized for it as a victim to the near-death shooting allegedly at the hands of estranged friend Tory Lanez.
Meg Thee Stallion Exposes More Shooting Details
In a must-read New York Times op-ed piece, Stallion doesn’t hold back on sharing a firm stance for protecting Black women as violence and inequality comes their way. She also makes it no secret to suffering herself from violence struck her way by the opposite sex.
“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 … 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. … There’s not much room for passionate advocacy if you are a Black woman.” (New York Times)
Meg also went to her Instagram page to plug the feature and spoke on the importance of defending Black women.
“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 ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾” -Megan Thee Stallion’s Instagram
Recently, Brianne Patrice of mental health services organization The Sad Girls Club shared her thoughts with SOHH on the Megan Thee Stallion situation and how “the Black Man is the Black woman’s oppressor.”
“White men are the black man’s oppressor and black men have become the black woman’s. We are exhausted with nowhere to put these stories or voice our experiences; nowhere to be felt, nowhere for our scars to heal and for our bodies to mourn. Thus, we walk around exposed, wounded and cut open.” (SOHH)
Father of Tory Lanez Defends Him
Tory Lanez, a.k.a. Daystar Peterson, faces one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of possessing a loaded, concealed weapon in a vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County D.A.’s office. He could serve up to 22 years in prison if convicted for the July 12 incident in which he allegedly shot Megan in the foot. His dad recently came forward to share his support in the case.
“My son @torylanez I say to you this day. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you Daystar. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’” -Sonstar Peterson’s Instagram
Tory Lanez Supports Megan Thee Stallion Fans
Recently, the hip-hop star went to his Twitter page and didn’t hold back on sharing his state of mind. The rap crooner reminded fans a charge doesn’t mean he’s convicted and also thanked both his and Meg’s fans for their support.
“⏰ will 🗣 … and the truth will come to the light … I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u .” -Tory Lanez’s Twitter
Internet Flames Tory
Social media came forward to go off on Lanez following the charge reports. The Internet specifically took aim at Tory’s stature and how he would likely hold up behind bars.