As most already know by now, Megan Thee Stallion came out to confirm that Tory Lanez had shot her in the foot earlier this summer, after months of rumor and speculation. While it was widely assumed that Tory was, indeed, the shooter, Megan never officially confirmed the news, not at least until a few weeks later.
On her Instagram Stories, Megan confirmed that it was Tory Lanez who shot her. She said she initially didn’t want to tell everyone because she wanted to protect his reputation.
Reportedly, Megan came under fire by some social media users for supposedly snitching on Tory Lanez, however, from the start, it appeared as though Megan just wanted to move on. Around that time, Stallion dropped a new single with Cardi B, “WAP,” but users wouldn’t let her live it down.
People accused her of making up the story for publicity. Of course, the issue has been incredibly controversial in the rap world ever since it was first reported.
Earlier this week, Ebro Darden, Tiq Milan, Jay Connor, and Jidenna, sat down for an interview in which the entire group discussed what happened between Megan and Tory. Jidenna explained why he believes so many men reacted angrily to Megan’s controversy.
He said during the conversation that “black men consistently feel powerless,” and they’ve created a culture of “bravado,” with hip-hop foisting it up. The star went on to say that there were some performing artists who are “literally all bravado,” and such men are the ones who insult Megan Thee Stallion.
Jidenna added that men in this position feel the need to knock women down because it makes them feel better about themselves. Ebro Darden also weighed in with his opinion, asking why Tory felt the need to fire a gun at Megan.
Darden explained how what Tory had done to Megan showed a complete disregard for her in every single way. According to Hot New Hip Hop, the conversation will appear in the new production, Dear Sisters: Examining Allyship and Masculinity in the Black Community.