Megan Thee Stallion wants to see Tory Lanez behind bars.
The Houston rapper graces the cover of Rolling Stone for the first time. In the interview, she recounts the infamous evening of July 11, 2020 when she left Kylie Jenner’s pool party with Lanez and her former best friend, Kelsey Harris, before an argument broke out in the car. When Megan got out of the vehicle, Lanez allegedly shouted “Dance, bitch!” and began shooting at her.
She cried as she recounted the events. “I thought we had a real connection,” she said, sharing that she and Lanez had bonded over the mutual loss of their mothers. “I thought he knew me. And I never would’ve thought he would’ve shot at me at all.”
Lanez was charged with one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and another for carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He has pleaded not guilty and will face Megan in court when the case goes to trial in September.
“I want him to go to jail,” Megan said of her alleged attacker, who faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted. “I want him to go under the jail.”
After the shooting, Megan was taken to the hospital to have bullet fragments removed from both of her feet. “What nobody knows is, I had to get the surgery the same night. I stayed in the hospital in California for maybe four days,” she revealed. “Then I was in New York for a while. Both of my legs wrapped up. I could not walk. I still have bullet fragments in my feet right now. I was very scared that I was not able to be Megan Thee Stallion no more. And I was fu**ed up.”
She previously told Gayle King that Lanez offered her and Harris “a million dollars” to keep quiet. Harris allegedly met with Lanez at a hotel less than two days after the shooting. “This girl told me out her mouth, ‘He told me, “Oh, thank you for not saying nothing. Now let me invest in your business. Let me do this. Let me do that,’” recalled Meg. “And all I know was, from that day on, she never said nothing else about the whole situation online.”
Lanez has alluded to a sexual relationship with Megan, which she once again denied. “That man was never my ex. You were never my man,” she said.
In the wake of the incident, the “Plan B” rapper has faced backlash and her version of the night’s events have been discounted. “In some kind of way I became the villain,” said Meg, who limits herself to 15 minutes a day on social media. “I see people saying, ‘Damn, I would’ve shot that bitch too.’”
She still lives with the trauma from the incident, but knows that she will get through it. “Right now we’re going through some dark things. You are built for this,’” she tells herself. “‘God must got something good planned for you, because I don’t think he’ll put you through this if he wasn’t going to give you your reward at the end.”