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Megan Thee Stallion is ready to talk about what happened the night roughly two weeks ago when she was shot multiple times in the foot and underwent surgery to have the bullets removed. Megan previously spoke out when rumors circulated that she had been arrested; instead, fellow performer Tory Lanez was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. TMZ reports he allegedly shot Megan. Police actually drove Megan to the hospital.
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The rapper didn’t go into specifics about what led to her being shot or who did it, but she denounced people joking about it, calling it the “worst experience” of her life during an emotional Instagram Live this afternoon. “It’s not funny, it’s nothing to joke about,” she said. “It was nothing for y’all to go and be making fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody. I didn’t deserve to get shot. I didn’t do shit. And thank God that the bullets didn’t touch bones. They didn’t break tendons.”She started her Instagram Live by thanking her fans for their support. “I really just wanted to get on here, and I’m smiling even though a lot of things have been y’know, things that have been making me not smile, but I’m back,” she said. “So I see a lot of people painting fake ass narratives and making up stories, and all this other wack ass shit, but I also see a lot of people being very supportive and sending prayers, and I just really appreciate that.”Then she detailed what happened: “I was shot in both of my feet and I had to get surgery to get the shit taken out, to get the bullets taken out, and it was super scary,” she said, pausing and then crying. “Oh, I didn’t think I was gonna cry,” she said, composing herself. “I had to get surgery. It was super scary. It was just the worst experience of my life, and it’s not funny, it’s nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y’all to go and be making fake stories about.” “I didn’t put my hands on nobody,” she continued. “I didn’t deserve to get shot. I didn’t do shit. And thank God that the bullets didn’t touch bones. They didn’t break tendons. I know my mama and my daddy and granny had to be looking out for me, ’cause where the bullets hit at, they missed everything, but the motherf*ckers were in there.”She addressed her delay speaking at length about the incident, saying, “And it’s not that I was protecting anybody, I just wasn’t ready to speak. That’s not no shit you immediately get in the internet and start talking about.””On a positive note, just taking some time to myself, it has definitely made me realize how to move forward and you know, how to protect my energy,” she said. Then she opened up about what the incident taught her about choosing friends who reciprocate the good energy she gives them. “I’m so nice,” she said. “Imagine being 25 and you don’t have both your parents. My mama was my best. I’m still really not over that so you like, you gotta try to fill like your space with a bunch of people who you think are making you happy,” she started to cry again and then paused and composed herself. “I just feel like I was trying to—I was moving really fast, I was moving too fast,” she said. “I wasn’t taking enough time for myself. I thought I was ready to be around a bunch of motherf*ckers. I thought I was ready to be—y’know, I thought I was ready to give good energy to other people, but other people weren’t ready to give good energy to me. But I definitely had to sit my ass down and pray on it. And I do feel a lot better and thank god for the people I have around me who are actually here for me and are actually my friends…[people] who wouldn’t make up stories about me to save face.”Megan closed by saying, “I just want y’all to know a bitch is alive and well and strong as f*ck and you know, I’m ready to get back to regular programming with my own hot girl shit.” You can watch her full Instagram Live below:
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton).
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