Megan Thee Stallion Tearfully Recounts Alleged Tory Lanez Shooting: "I Was So Scared"

"This was one of them times where it was, like, it shouldn't have got this crazy"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Apr 25, 2022

Sitting down with Gayle King and CBS This Morning, Megan Thee Stallion has given her first public interview concerning her alleged shooting by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez.

The rapper born Megan Pete recounted the altercation with King, starting with details of an argument that began inside a car after leaving a house party in the Hollywood Hills because she "was ready to go and everybody else wasn't ready to go."

She began: "We fuss about silly stuff all the time. But I never put my hands on anybody. I never raised my voice too loud. Like, this was one of them times where it was, like, it shouldn't have got this crazy."

Pete continued, "So I get out of the car and it's like everything happens so fast. And all I hear is this man screaming. And he said, 'Dance, bitch.' And he started shooting. And I'm just like, 'Oh, my God.'"

The rapper went on to explain that Lanez allegedly shot at her "a couple of times," while "standing up over the window" of the car.

"I didn't want to move too quick," she said. "Like, 'cause I'm like, 'Oh, my God. If I take the wrong step, I don't know if he's gonna shoot something that's, like, super important. I don't know if he could shoot me and kill me…' I was really scared 'cause I had never been shot at before."

Pete added that in order to protect the rest of her party, she initially told police that she had injured her foot by stepping on glass, citing the then-recent George Floyd murder and concerns of police brutality. King went on to probe Pete about her ensuing hospital visit, where doctors noted apparent bullet fragments lodged in her foot, some of which remain today.

"I didn't want [the police] to kill us," Pete explained. "Even though this person just did this to me, my first reaction still was to try to save us. I didn't want to see anybody die, so I said I just stepped on glass. So when I see people try to use that against me, to say I was lying — 'Oh, she stepped on glass. She never got shot' — I'm the one who said I stepped on glass. I was lying to protect all of us. I wish I really would have never said that."

In 2020, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Tory Lanez with assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. If convicted, he faces 23 years in prison. He is scheduled to stand trial in September this year. Lanez has pleaded not guilty to all charges. 

Earlier this month, Lanez was handcuffed and had his bail increased for violating the terms of a protective order concerning the alleged shooting. Under the terms of the order, Lanez was prohibited from contacting or coming within 100 yards of Pete, but was found to have violated the order due to the fact that some of the rapper's recent tweets "seem to be clear messages" to Pete.

Watch segments from the CBS interview below.

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