Megan Thee Stallion has addressed the Tory Lanez shooting incident for what she says will be the “final time that I’ll address anything regarding the case in the press.”
In an essay, she writes about the change in her perspective of herself from a victim to a survivor. “I don’t want to call myself a victim … I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable,” she writes in Elle. “Not only did I survive being shot by someone I trusted and considered a close friend, but I overcame the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the entire world to see.”
Megan says her intention had been to handle the situation privately until her “attacker made it public.” She says she fell into a deep depression.
“I didn’t feel like making music … I didn’t even know what I wanted to rap about,” she expressed. “There would be times that I’d literally be backstage or in my hotel, crying my eyes out, and then I’d have to pull Megan Pete together and be Megan Thee Stallion.”
She says the guilty verdict “was more than just vindication for me. It was a victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”
Meg has since been “taking the appropriate steps to resume my life,” which include journaling, praying and establishing boundaries.
“I understand the public intrigue, but for the sake of my mental health, I don’t plan to keep reliving the most traumatic experience of my life over and over again,” she says. “I’m choosing to change the narrative because I’m more than just my trauma.”
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