‘I’m grateful to be alive’: Megan Thee Stallion reveals she suffered gunshot wounds amid gun arrest charge of rapper Tory Lanez in Hollywood Hills
- Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has revealed she suffered gunshot wounds following the arrest of fellow rapper Tory Lanez on Sunday night in Los Angeles
- Initial reports of the incident said Stallion, 25, had a bloodied foot from a glass injury, though it is still unclear how she sustained any injuries
- New footage shows the rapper leaving bloody footprints as she holds up her hands suggesting she was shot in the foot
- Stallion gave her version of events via an Instagram statement on Wednesday saying she was taken to hospital to have bullets surgically removed
- An LAPD spokesperson has said that Stallion did not inform them at the time that she was the victim of any crime
- DailyMail.com has obtained video footage from the incident on Sunday that appears to show Stallion and Lanez being handcuffed by police
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has claimed that she was shot on Sunday after fellow rapper Tory Lanez was arrested on a gun charge following an altercation at a house party in the Hollywood Hills.
Initial reports said Stallion, 25, was nursing a bloodied foot following the incident, but she took to her Instagram account on Wednesday to give her side of the story, although it is still unclear how she sustained the injuries.
Stallion – real name Megan Pete – told her 12.5 million followers: ‘I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.’
‘I’m grateful to be alive’: Megan Thee Stallion reveals she suffered gunshot wounds amid gun arrest charge of rapper Torey Lanez in Hollywood Hills on Sunday
‘I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets,’ she added.
However, a spokesperson for the LAPD has told TMZ that Stallion did not inform them that she was the victim of a crime. The spokesperson reportedly said: ‘At the time Megan Thee [Stallion] was with police she did not report that she was the victim of any crime. And the LAPD has not received any additional information at this time.’
The outlet adds that it appears Stallion was shot in the foot as new footage has emerged of her leaving bloody footprints as she walked towards police with her hands up.
Canadian rapper Lanez, 27, was arrested Sunday morning around 4:30am after the altercation took place at the house party in the Hollywood Hills. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in his vehicle.
DailyMail.com has obtained video footage from the incident, where police were responding to call about five shots being fired, along with a description of an SUV driven by Lanez.
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
Response team: Stallion, Lanez, and a female friend were reportedly put in hand cuffs though Stallion was never arrested and was driven to hospital to get treated for injuries
Arrest: Rapper Lanez was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in his SUV
Setting the record straight: The 25-year-old rapper took to her Instagram account on Wednesday
The footage shows Lanez, Stallion and an unidentified woman swarmed by cops and helicopters being told to put their hands up, though Stallion has stated that she was never arrested and was previously listed as a ‘victim’ in the incident.
Stallion also said in her statement that she felt ‘incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery.’
She went on: ‘but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night. I’m currently focused on my recovery, so I can return back to my life and back to making music as soon as possible.’
The latest: Rapper Tory Lanez, 27, was arrested after police officers found a gun in his vehicle following a reported fight outside of a Hollywood Hills house party early Sunday.
Stallion stressed in her statement the narrative of what was reported about the Sunday morning incident were ‘inaccurate’ once again saying she ‘was never arrested.’
In her caption for the post, she said: ‘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.’
Stallion and Lanez had been seen attending a Kylie Jenner pool party on Instagram Live Saturday night.
Shots fired: The police were responding to a call saying five gun shots had been heard
Injury: Stallion has said she sustained gunshot wounds though it is not clear who by
Hands up: The trio were told to put their hands up as cops searched for the gun
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.