What did Megan Thee Stallion have to say about the Tory Lanez verdict?
The verdict, which found Lanez guilty of assault with a firearm, was met with mixed reactions from fans and the music industry at large. Megan Thee Stallion, however, had some strong words about the situation.
In a recent essay for her Elle May 2023 cover, Megan Thee Stallion spoke candidly about the verdict, about not calling herself a victim and the impact it had on her.
“For years, my attacker laughed and joked about my trauma. For years, my attacker tried to leverage social media to take away my power.
Even some of my peers in the music industry piled on with memes, jokes, and sneak disses, and completely ignored the fact that I could have lost my life. I didn’t feel like making music.”
She said she was relieved that justice was served and that Lanez was held accountable for his actions.
“When the guilty verdict came on Dec. 23, 2022, it was more than just vindication for me, it was a victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them”.
Megan Thee Stallion has been an outspoken advocate for victims of violence and abuse, and she stressed the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for their actions.
She hopes that victims should always be believed and supported in such situations.
“ We must provide stronger resources for women to recover from these tragedies physically and emotionally, without fear of judgment. We must do more than say her name. We must protect all women who have survived the unimaginable.”
She released her second album “Traumazine” on August 12, 2022 before the Tory verdict, presumably inspired by the incident she encountered. Yet, she remains a fierce and talented artist, and her impact on the music industry is undeniable.
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In conclusion, her message of hope and empowerment is a powerful reminder that no matter what challenges we face, we can always overcome them with determination and courage.