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Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album Good News is set to debut on the Billboard 200 this week at no.2.
The album sold 100,500 equivalent album units in the United States for the week ending on November 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, and was the most-streamed album from this past week.
There was much anticipation around the release as fans were praying for Megan to speak on the July shooting incident with former boyfriend Tory Lanez.
“I know you want the clout, so I ain’t saying y’all name,” Megan raps on album track, “Shots Fired,” “lying about shooting a real bitch.”
Lanez pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges connected to the incident.
She also spoke about the shooting during a recent interview with GQ. The “Body” rapper faced criticism for eventually speaking out against alleged shooter, Lanez.
“[W]hen something actually happens to you, when you properly should have protected yourself, your first instinct was not to protect yourself, it was protecting other people,” she continues. “So it was like, ‘What do I do?’ ‘What do I say?’ Like, ‘Is anybody going to believe what I’m saying?'”
She also stressed the importance of amplifying the voices of Black women.
“I want Black women to be louder,” she tells GQ. “I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve. Don’t change—just get better. Grow from these situations. Don’t be beating yourself up about these situations,” she adds. “I feel we keep this stuff in and there’s some kind of way we flip it on ourselves. We didn’t f*ck up—we didn’t do something wrong.”