‘I’m grateful to be alive’: Megan Thee Stallion is ‘deliberately shot during a Hollywood Hills house party’ as dramatic footage shows her being ordered out of her vehicle alongside rapper Tory Lanez who is arrested on a gun charge
- Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez were pulled over by police in the Hollywood Hills early Sunday morning
- The pair had attended a pool party with Kylie Jenner earlier in the evening
- Footage obtained by DailyMail.com shows cops ordering Megan and Tory to get out of their SUV and put their hands in the air
- Tory was subsequently arrested on a concealed weapons charge; Megan was not detained by police
- In an Instagram post Wednesday, Megan revealed she had suffered gunshot wounds prior to Tory’s arrest
- She did not reveal who shot her or why, but said the shooting was deliberate
Megan Thee Stallion says she is ‘grateful to be alive’ after being shot multiple times at a house party in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday.
The 25-year-old rapper – whose legal name is Megan Pete – took to Instagram Wednesday to share the news with her fans, after TMZ reported that she and fellow rapper Tory Lanez were stopped by cops near the party.
‘I suffered gunshot wounds as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,’ Megan wrote, without saying who shot her or why.
Video obtained by DailyMail.com shows Megan, Tory and an unidentified woman being stopped by the LAPD around 4.30am on Sunday. Police had been called to the area following reports of gunfire.
Footage shows the cops ordering Megan, Tory and the third person to get out of their SUV and put their hands in the air.
Additional video shows Megan leaving bloodied footprints along the sidewalk after stepping out of the vehicle, suggesting that she had been shot in the foot.
‘I’m grateful to be alive’: Megan Thee Stallion (pictured) says she suffered gunshot wounds amid gun arrest charge of rapper Torey Lanez in Hollywood Hills on Sunday
Setting the record straight: The 25-year-old rapper took to her Instagram account on Wednesday
Tory Lanez was subsequently arrested on a concealed weapons charge.
Megan says she was a ‘victim’ in the incident, and was not arrested for any crime.
‘I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery.’
‘I’m currently focused on my recovery, so I can return back to my life and back to making music as soon as possible.’
In her caption for the post, Megan added: ‘This whole experience was an eye opener and a blessing in disguise. I hate that it took this experience for me to learn how to protect my energy.’
Meanwhile, Tory Lanez, 27, was released after posting bail later on Sunday.
Megan and Tory were seen on social media attending a pool party with Kylie Jenner prior to the shooting.
Kylie has not yet released a public statement.
Scene of the incident: Megan Thee Stallion and an unidentified woman are told to put their hands up as they exit an SUV that was driven by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez
Arrest: Rapper Lanez was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in his SUV
Rapper Tory Lanez, 27, was arrested after police officers found a gun in his vehicle after he was stopped by the LAPD alongside Megan Thee Stallion early Sunday morning
Lanez has past found himself in legal trouble in connection with weapons charges, as he was arrested in Miramar, Florida in April of 2017 after authorities recovered a gun and marijuana on him after they pulled him over for registration issues, according to TMZ.
The rapper has past had success on the charts with hit singles including Jerry Sprunger, Freaky and Who Needs Love.
Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion continues to dominate music charts after shooting to fame with the track Hot Girl Summer last year.
She topped the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart this year with her remix of “Savage,” which featured Beyonce.
The song is from her nine-track album Suga, which was released in March and helped the performer win best female hip-hop artist at last month´s BET Awards, besting Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Lizzo.
. Last year she made the 2019 TIME 100 Next List, was named one of the AP´s Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year, won prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards, and was honored by Variety and Billboard magazines.
Megan Thee Stallion continues to dominate music charts after shooting to fame with the track Hot Girl Summer last year