Hip-hop mogul Tip “T.I.” Harris has publicly called out Canadian rapper Tory Lanez after Megan Thee Stallion alleged he was responsible for shooting her in both feet back in July.
Instagram Live session, T.I. was asked about his thoughts on the incident, which saw Megan undergo surgery for gunshot wounds in her feet.
Making his thoughts on the matter clear, the rapper said on the video: “How in the fuck you shoot a girl— in a bikini?” He added, “That’s unacceptable.”
While he admitted that he was “waiting on the whole story,” T.I. added that Lanez needed to “be honest” and speak up on the matter.
“Tory you need to say something, bruh,” T.I. said. “Come on. You need to say something, bruh. You going to have to speak to this. To be honest, you got a lot of fans and supporters. You got a lot of people out here who stood next to you and stand next to you and do music with you. At least call somebody on the phone and say something. You got to say something. This shit looking bad.”
“If that shit happened like that, bruh that man needs to be—Tory your ass dead ass motherfucking wrong if that shit happened like that,” T.I. said. “That shit fucked up.”
It comes after several celebrities, including Chance the Rapper, Michael B. Jordan and Halle Berry have come forward voicing their support for Megan Thee Stallion across social media following her video revelation in which she detailed the night of the shooting.
Chance made it clear what he thought of the incident, writing on Twitter: “I hope Meg really gets justice for what Tory did to her. And that we can all learn from this, how near and constant and serious, the threat of lethal violence and abuse is for every Black woman.”
On Friday night, actor Michael B. Jordan also voiced his support for the “WAP” singer, saying: “Meg I admire your courage and applaud you for speaking up. We must Support Black Women, Protect Black Women, and Believe Black Women.”
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry also took to Twitter to say: “Peace. Protection. Respect. For ALL Black Women. ALWAYS. @theestallion, we stand with you.”
Fellow hip-hop artist Kehlani also announced last week that she would be removing Lanez’ feature from the video of her hit single “Can I” in solidarity with her friend.
“As someone with a large platform, as someone that people look up to, as a woman that makes other women feel safe and empowered, people were asking me, ‘Are you gonna keep somebody on it who doesn’t necessarily make us feel safe or empowered as a woman?’” she told a US radio station.
She continued, “This situation was involving someone that I’m extremely close to, so I just felt like on some loyal shit and on some do the right thing, you have to be responsible. Absolutely I’m changing up the record. It was business and it was also loyalty to a situation. This is not an industry friendship. That’s really my friend and someone I say ‘I love you’ to.”
On Thursday, Megan broke her silence via Instagram Live, saying that Lanez was the one who shot her while accusing his team of trying to discredit her following the incident.
“You shot me,” Meg said, referring to Lanez. “And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying… Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand.”
“Stop trying to come on the internet and act like a Black woman, a grown-ass Black woman has a reason to lie on another Black man,” Megan continued.
“I tried to spare him. I go through so much shit on a daily basis anyway.”