Megan Thee Stallion Explains Why She Was Initially Silent About Tory Lanez Shooting In Powerful Op-Ed

HipHop News Posted on October 13, 2020 at 2:02am

Megan Thee Stallion Explains Why She Was Initially Silent About Tory Lanez Shooting In Powerful Op-Ed

"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."

Tory Lanez was charged with felony assault in connection to the Megan Thee Stallion shooting last week, but Megan has been relatively mum on the topic — until now. On Tuesday (October 13), the New York Times published an op-ed written by the 300 Entertainment artist titled “Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women.”

The piece reiterates her “protect Black women” message, which she preached during her Saturday Night Live performance on October 3, and attempts to silence some of the internet chatter. For one, Megan says she wasn’t romantically tied to the Canadian rapper, something he alluded to on his 17-track DAYSTAR project he released last month..centered-ad {

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“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man,” she writes in part. “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.”

She then explained why she waited awhile to identify Lanez as the triggerman.

“My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends,” she continues. “Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”

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