Megan Thee Stallion reveals the impact of shooting

Megan Thee Stallion, the Grammy Award-winning rapper, has opened up about her battle with depression following the 2020 shooting incident where fellow rapper, Tory Lanez, shot her in the feet. Lanez was convicted of the shooting, and Megan revealed that the guilty verdict was “more than a vindication.” Speaking about her ordeal, the 28-year-old rapper described how she was humiliated when her account of the incident was questioned on social media, and her “trauma was treated like a running joke.” The incident led to “conspiracy theories” and “false narratives” spreading on social media before the trial, and even some of her peers in the music industry piled on with memes and jokes.

Megan revealed that although she continued to perform and post on social media, she was actually battling depression and feeling completely drained. She stated, “I didn’t feel like making music. I was in such a low place that I didn’t even know what I wanted to rap about.” Despite her struggles, the rapper testified against Lanez and was relieved when the “truth and indisputable facts would prevail.” She added that the guilty verdict was “a victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”

Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has yet to be sentenced, and his attorneys recently filed a motion for a new trial. However, Megan remains determined to move forward and use her experience to help others. “I want people to know that even if they experience something traumatic, they’re not alone. There are people who genuinely care about you and your well-being,” she said. With her strength and resilience, Megan Thee Stallion continues to inspire and empower fans all over the world.