Rapper Megan The Stallion said that she had been shot several times, but that she expected a full recovery.
“I suffered gunshot injuries, as a result of a crime committed against me and intent to physically harm me.” Texas, 25, whose legal name is Megan Pitt wrote in an Instagram post, without telling who shot her or why. “I am so grateful that I am alive and expecting a full recovery.”
Officer Jeff Lee said rapper Tori Linz, who was with Pete that evening, was arrested for hiding weapons in Hollywood Hills early Sunday.
He did not comment on Pete’s post on Instagram, but said that case investigators have been referred to, who are looking into it.
Los Angeles County Prison records showed that Linz was released after the bail was later published.
The police said that the officers had responded to gunfire in the neighborhood around 4:30 am on Sunday, and a woman had been treated for a foot injury.
Messages left with actors for rappers to get more details are not immediately returned.
Pitt said she wanted to correct an inaccurate account of what happened that evening, apparently referring to the TMZ story of Linz’s arrest that she said had only been treated from broken glass in her foot, and she had not mentioned the shooting.
“On the Instagram, the police officers took me to the hospital where I had the surgery to remove the bullets,” Pete said on Instagram, adding that “it was important for me to clarify the details about this shocking night.”
She also said that she had not been arrested.
Megan Thee Stallion has seen a dangerous recent spike in the rap and pop scene, topping the Billboard Hot 100 overall chart this year with her remixed by Beyoncé “Savage”, who had a viral moment on the video sharing platform Tik Tok. And the song from her nine album “Suga”, released in March and helped the artist win the award for Best Hip-Hop Artist at last month’s BET Awards, Best Cardy B, Nicki Minaj and Liso.
She also recorded the top 40 pop songs with “Hot Girl Summer” and “Cash Shit” and the single “Girls in the Hood”.
“Suga” comes after the release of the “Fever” and “Tina Snow” projects that helped cement the name Stalion in music. Last year, she presented the 2019 TIME 100 Next listing, was named one of the best amazing artists in AP, won awards at MTV Video Music Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards, and was honored by Variety and Billboard magazines.
“I am currently focusing on my recovery, so that I can return to my life and return to making music as soon as possible,” said her Instagram article.