Megan Thee Stallion is bouncing back stronger than ever following the July 12 shooting incident involving Tory Lanez. Earlier this month, the Houston rapper named Lanez as the one shot her during an Instagram Live session, saying “You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and s**t.”
The video coincided with a Los Angeles Times article announcing that the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office was considering a possible felony assault charge with a firearm against the Canadian artist. Lanez was initially booked and charged for possession of a concealed firearm following his arrest on the night of the incident that left Megan with gunshot wounds to both of her feet. He was later released after posting his $35,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on October 13. Throughout the ordeal, Megan has had to deal with ridicule online.
Nonetheless, Megan is keeping her head held up high, as showcased in a new freestyle she shared over the weekend. The 25-year-old uploaded a video on Instagram where she can be seen sitting before a makeshift studio setup in her home, donning an orange bikini top with a matching baseball cap while playing an instrumental from music producer Lil JuJu Made Da Beat. “Going through beats and I just had to do a lil quick freestyle @liljumadedabeat send me another pack,” she captioned the video.
In the snippet, the “Savage” rapper comes in slinging some fire bars, rapping “Tic tac toe, I X this b***h/ If a hit dog holler, I address that s**t.” She went on to reference the shooting incident, rapping “Got shot two times and I ate that s**t / Bounced right back with a Revlon deal.”
The clip has already been viewed more than 3.2 million times since it was published.
In the meantime, Megan Thee Stallion had quite a busy weekend. On Saturday (Aug. 29), she held her first-ever live virtual performance since the shooting incident. The virtual event was broadcast exclusively on Tidal and during her performance, Megan delivered a powerful statement about police brutality. At one point, a black backdrop listing the countless people that have been injured and lost to police brutality was showcased. The names of Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Elijah McClain were shown along with the message, “WHY IS IT SO HARD BEING BLACK IN AMERICA?”
She also took home the award for Best Hip-Hop at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards which aired on Sunday (Aug. 30). “Thank you Hotties! Thank you, MTV! Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m Best Hip-Hop,” she celebrated on Twitter. “Thank y’all for real. This is my second Moonman. Definitely not my last. We gon’ keeping turning up.”