Artists have been showing their support for Megan Thee Stallion since she openly admitted that Tory Lanez shot her. This moved Chance the Rapper to show his support on Twitter as well, where he called for justice for Megan.
“I hope Meg really gets justice for what Tory did to her,” Chance wrote.
On Thursday, Megan took to Instagram Live where she named Lanez as her attacker. Although she’d confirmed that she was shot in previous social media posts, Megan didn’t explicitly identify Lanez until last week. Megan said she was prompted to do so after lies Lanez’s team was spreading about the incident.
“Yes, this nigga Tory shot me. You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs, lying and shit,” Megan said. “Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you’re dragging it.”
Megan’s situation can also be one of several case studies on how Black women are dehumanized and invalidated by society. Although she confirmed that she was shot, people were convinced that Megan was lying about the incident for some reason. These critics either believed that she was never shot or that she did something to provoke Lanez’s violent actions. Non-believers even went as far as to bring her gender into question. Then after clarifying the details on Thursday, people misappropriated “street codes” to further turn on Meg.
As a result, Chance explained that this is a learning opportunity for people to see and identify the various ways Black women are abused daily.
“And that we can all learn from this, how near and constant and serious, the threat of lethal violence and abuse is for every Black woman,” Chance continued.
Chance isn’t the only Chicago voice to come to Megan’s defense. Lil Reese took to Twitter on Friday to show his love and appreciation for Megan as well as shield her from any claims of snitching.
“Thats a female dude wtf u expected,” Reese said to a follower that accused Meg of snitching after she was attacked. “Wtf u expected she ain’t no street nigga.”