On August 21, Megan alleged during an Instagram Live session that the Canadian rapper had shot her in the feet. Per BBC, Megan also accused Lanez and his team of covering up the truth of the shooting. “You got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and shit. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand,” she said.
After Megan went public with the identity of her shooter, a slew of rappers and celebrities rallied together to stand in solidarity with her. Chance the Rapper, Maxo Kream, Yung Baby Tate, Bun B and TI are amongst some who have taken to social media to voice their support.
In a tweet, Chano said he hopes “Meg really gets justice for what Tory did to her,” and that “we can all learn from this, how near and constant and serious the threat of lethal violence and abuse is for every Black woman.” Actor Michael B Jordan also echoed the Chicago rapper’s sentiments, calling for others to “protect” and “believe” Black women.
Meanwhile, fellow Houston native Bun B of UGK showed his support for Meg in an hour-long Instagram video, calling out those who refused to defend the Sugarapper. “Nobody is talking about it because it’s a Black woman,” he said. “Somebody fuck with one of these white women in Hollywood—put your hands on Alyssa Milano and see what happens. Put your hands on Lady Gaga and see how quick they lock your ass up.”
Maxo Kream, on the other hand, labelled Lanez a “bitch.” “Any n***a from Texas that ain’t standing up for Megan y’all some bitch-ass n***as too,” the Houston rapper said on Instagram. “Keep Megan name out your mouth.”
Other musicians who have also offered support include Kehlani and Jojo. Both singers recently collaborated with Lanez on the songs “Can I” and “Comeback” respectively, and announced they would remove him from their tracks out of respect for Meg. “i stand with women, believe women, & i love my friends,” Kehlani tweeted. “if that’s something that turns you off from me or makes you no longer support, bless you forreal you have no reason to have ever supported me in the first place.. i’m not your cup of tea.”
Megan opened up about the shooting incident at the end of last month, calling it the “worst experience of [her] life.” The rapper said that she had to undergo surgery to remove the bullets from her feet. “I know my momma, my daddy, my granny had to be looking out for me with that one ’cause where the bullet hit at, it missed everything. Them motherfuckers was in there,” she said.
Lanez has yet to release an official statement since the incident in July. His lawyer Jim Lewis denied that the Canadian rapper had been deported from the United States over the incident, and told Vulture that his team had no comment at the moment.