Megan Thee Stallion has been getting a world of public support from friends, fans, and celebrities ever since she confirmed Tory Lanez was the one that sh-t her. She spoke up about the incident in efforts to fully clarify the events of the incident on an Instagram Live after what she says were lies being told to the media from his publicist and people.
Support has been pouring in in the form of encouraging tweets, posts on other various social media, and gifts. Artists like Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lizzo sent gifts to the rapper to lift her spirits, while others like Kehlani and Jojo removed Tory Lanez from the songs he was slated to be featured on their respective albums. Rapper 50 Cent, known for being petty, shared a meme that was floating around back when the news initially broke of the incident and has since redirected his energy and apologized.
“I didn’t think this (expletive) was real,” 50 wrote on Instagram. “It sounded so crazy @theestallion i’m glad your (sic) feeling better and i hope you can accept my apology. I posted a meme that was floating around. I wouldn’t have done that if i knew you was really hurt sorry.”
Black women have become the subject of conversation on social media lately due to them feeling the least protected amongst everyone else. Countless Black women took to Twitter to share their own experiences, and the hashtag #ProtectBlackWomen was birthed. They also joined their voices to stand in solidarity with Megan. Celebrities like Halle Berry, Michael B. Jordan, Chance the Rapper, and Janelle Monae also joined in to voice their support. “Peace. Protection. Respect. For ALL Black Women. ALWAYS,” writes actress Halle Berry. “[Megan Thee Stallion], we stand with you. F–k this sh-t. #ProtectBlackWomen.”
Michael B. Jordan also stood with Megan, saying “Meg I admire your courage and applaud you for speaking up. We must Support Black Women, Protect Black Women, and Believe Black Women.”
Meg I admire your courage and applaud you for speaking up. We must Support Black Women, Protect Black Women, and Believe Black Women. @theestallion— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) August 22, 2020
Janelle Monae also spoke out saying how upset she was that the rapper had to deal with all of this both publicly and privately. “Sending love to you Meg . This is heavy . I am so sorry you have to deal with this.
@theestallion take all the time you need for yourself . Praying for your deep healing . Again , i am so sorry you are dealing with this privately and publicly . All my love to you .— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather👽🚆🤖🚀🪐 (@JanelleMonae) July 28, 2020
Chance the Rapper shared that he hopes Megan receives justice and that the situation would bring light to the injustices Black women all-around feel and experience on the daily.
I hope Meg really gets justice for what Tory did to her.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 22, 2020
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.
One celebrity has decided to use his platform to bring an opposing view and has since come under fire. Proving the point that many Black women are putting concerted efforts to get across, former NFL player Larry Johnson sent a tone deaf tweet out on Friday saying he wants the rapper to be held accountable for what he says is her “stupidity”.
Maybe she should of taken a course in Behavioral Sciences. 🤷🏾♂️— Larry Johnson (@2LarryJohnson7) August 21, 2020
Backlash immediately ensued as Twitter users banded together to remind him of his past with women. Since 2003, the former football player has been arrested at least 6 times, 5 of them being various charges against women. Peep some of the responses directed to Johnson below.
This you? pic.twitter.com/FLEE99mdka— Please Vote (@LCWigg) August 21, 2020
You are also an abuser, of course you would blame the woman for being attacked unwarranted pic.twitter.com/XWRdjcH2DD— call me by whore name (@mrblackademic) August 21, 2020