Megan Thee Stallion Speaks On Tory Lanez Shooting In New York Times

Diva & Vixens- Karen Smith Article

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The New York Times has received an op ed from Megan Thee Stallion about the shooting incident with Tory Lanez. The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper explained what her last summer entailed and how it has changed her life forever.

Today, she pens an op-ed for the New York Times where she discusses the importance of her “Protect Black Women” movement she is currently on and proclaimed on a recent “Saturday Night Live” performance.

“I was recently the victim of an act of violence by a man. After a party, I was shot twice as I walked away from him. We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place,” says Megan about the night that Tory allegedly shot her. “My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”

She continues by reflecting on her own experience, relating to the countless women, and especially Black women, who have suffered abuse at the hands of men.

“After a lot of self-reflection on that incident, I’ve realized that violence against women is not always connected to being in a relationship. Instead, it happens because too many men treat all women as objects, which helps them to justify inflicting abuse against us when we choose to exercise our own free will,” writes Megan.

The female rapper went on to state that black women are put into a box of being certain stereotype and believe that needs to change.

“The issue is even more intense for Black women, who struggle against stereotypes and are seen as angry or threatening when we try to stand up for ourselves and our sisters,” says Megan Thee Stallion. “There’s not much room for passionate advocacy if you are a Black woman.”