Megan Thee Stallion Popularity Soars Following “WAP” + Shooting!
Megan Thee Stallion first broke through after her collab with Beyonce in early 2020 but she has been riding an even bigger wave of popularity this summer due to Cardi B’s “WAP” song she is featured in. “WAP” prompted Safaree to drop his rebuttal to track called “BAD.”
Not to mention, being accidentally shot by Tory Lanez after leaving a pool party where she was spotted drunk hanging with Kylie Jenner and Tory made headlines.
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CelebnMusic247.com reports the who shot Megan Thee Stallion headlines made her one of the most looked at female rappers, but Cardi B’s “WAP” sent her soaring in popularity.
In addition to all that, the controversy over its sexually explicit lyrics and angering Republicans also added to her spotlight.
However, the most relevant controversy, which has raised important questions about Black women and violence. Comes from her foot shooting that involves rapper Tory Lanez.
It wasn’t until later that she shared photos of her injuries on Instagram and identified her alleged assailant.
Following the graphic foot photos, Megan Thee Stallion finally went public in part to address jokes circulating online about her shooting — including by some fellow celebrities.
The reveal prompted Lanez to speak out and let everyone know that he had apologized to Thee Stallion, but she NEVER said anything about it to the media.
What Megan Thee Stallion said about her foot shooting:
Thee Stallion wrote:
It’s not funny. It was nothing for ya’ll to start making up fake stories about. I didn’t put my hands on nobody. I didn’t deserve to get shot.
Clover Hope, author of the forthcoming book The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop.
She mentioned Black women feeling unprotected. She mentioned her fear of police during the incident, that there might be some repercussions against the Black people who were with her in the car. She mentioned people’s tendencies to kind of, just, make violence funny online. There’s a way in which she opened up the lane for a conversation about these big issues by talking about her personal story.