The crude song Megan Thee Stallion wrote about the Tory Lanez shooting
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The crude song Megan Thee Stallion wrote about the Tory Lanez shooting

Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion is a big name in hip-hop, and after Cardi B and Nicki Minaj is considered by many to be one of the most prominent female rappers in the world right now. However, one incident shrouded the ‘Savage’ artist in controversy — her shooting. It’s an event that has defined the musician in recent years.

Shot by Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion’s ongoing legal case made her the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. Most know she did not remain silent about the incident during the judicial proceedings and engaged in vicious social media feuds with her former friend. However, one thing many aren’t aware of is that Megan wrote a song about the shooting entitled ‘Shots Fired’. Released in 2020 for her debut album, Good News, The Houston rapper used ‘Shots Fired’ to provide the public with her perspective regarding the unfortunate event. The harsh track uses all kinds of slurs aimed at Tory Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) and directly talks about the shooting.

Within the first two verses, listeners her lines such as, “Imagine niggas lyin’ ’bout shootin’ a real bitch.” Here, the rapper (born Megan Pete) implies that Lanez lied to law enforcement about his actions. Pete proceeded to rap, “If it weren’t for me the same week, you would have been indicted.” Other lines addressing the event include, “Who you takin’ shots at, goofy-ass nigga?” As well as, “You shot a 5’10” bitch with a .22!” Here she effectively unveils to the world the pistol model that Peterson used to shoot her.

Produced by Atlanta-based beatmaker Buddah Bless, the track samples The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Who Shot Ya?’ This is a controversial sample choice as many believe the track was aimed at Tupac Shakur during the East Coast versus West Coast war, which saw two rappers get shot and killed. In an interview on the HOT97 radio show, Ebro In The Morning, Megan revealed how she recorded ‘Shots Fired’ the day after the shooting but waited to ensure it was featured on her album. Tory Lanez released a track detailing his own version of events called ‘Money Over Fallouts’ in which the Toronto rapper explains how he was being framed by Megan Thee Stallion.

You can listen to the two tracks in the videos below.