- Megan Thee Stallion was shot at in 2020 by Tory Lanez
- The shooting resulted in injury
- She appeared on CBS Mornings to speak about her experience
Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Ruth Pete, is reliving a traumatic experience while she appeared alongside Gayle King for CBS Mornings, and revealed details about the now-famous shooting that took place in 2020.
Ruth Pete, who was with rapper Tory Lanez at Kylie Jenner's house party, left early and got in the car with a few others thinking it would be an ordinary drive home. After an argument broke out between the passengers, the worst happened.
Megan Thee Stallion tells her story through tears
Telling the host the reason for the fight, Ruth Pete revealed the argument that broke out was a "fuss" about the fact she wanted to leave the party when everybody else wanted to stay.
"There was an argument because I was ready to go, and everybody else wasn’t ready to go, but that’s like normal friend stuff," she said.
"This was one of them [sic] times, where it was like it shouldn’t have got this crazy," she added.
.@theestallion shares her story of the 2020 incident when she was shot in her feet, allegedly by Tory Lanez.— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) April 25, 2022
She says she initially told police she stepped on glass, because she feared for her life: "I was just trying to protect all of us because I didn't want them to kill us." pic.twitter.com/qd4MJ1yN2w
Then, the unimaginable happens. "So, I get out of the car and it’s like, everything happens so fast. All I hear is this man screaming, he said, 'Dance b--h.'"
In the shocking recounting of events, Ruth Pete starts to cry as she remembers how terrified she felt at that moment.
"I looked down at my feet. I’m like, 'Oh, my God.' Like, I'm really bleeding. So I, like, drop down and I crawl in somebody’s driveway. Like, I can’t believe he shot me," she said through tears.
Then, things got complicated for the rapper. Wanting to protect her friends, along with the fear of the police, Ruth Pete admits she lied to the cops when they arrived.
"I didn’t want them to kill any of us or shoot any of us," she said, noting that this happened around the same time as the George Floyd murder.
"So I just said, 'I stepped on glass,'" she said. "Even though this person just did this to me, my first reaction still was to try to save us. I didn’t want to see anybody die."
She added that it bothers her people to use her lie to discredit the story. "Sometimes I wish I really would have never said that," she said.
Tory Lanez posted a $350,000 bail for the assault, and a new trial will begin in September. Watch the video above for all of the details.