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Singer Janelle Monae has spoken out in defense of Houston rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, and slammed critics who have attacked her following July’s shooting incident.
“I think what I try to do is come from a place of love, but love is not exempt of accountability,” Monae said during a recent appearance on the Jemele is Unbothered podcast.
“Just because you hold somebody accountable, don’t mean that you don’t love them. That that is the biggest form of love, because that’s saying, ‘Listen, we can be better than that. I want you to be better than that.’
“And I, like you, I’m sick to my stomach around the victim-blaming that that was going on around Meg the Stallion, and she is strong. But she should not have to go through that. She should not have to prove to people who thought that she was lying.”
Megan was in an SUV with rapper and then-boyfriend Tory Lanez, when the police pulled them over. Lanez was arrested later charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The Los Angeles Police Department announced that he is being investigated for assault with a deadly weapon following reports that Meg had actually been shot.
Weeks later, Megan finally confirmed that Lanez had shot her in both feet.
“Yes, this n*gga Tory shot me,” Meg said on her official Instagram Live account last month. In a direct address to Lanez, Meg added, “You got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and sh*t. Stop lying.”