The Truth About Megan Thee Stallion And Draya Michele's Feud

There aren't many celebrities who don't love Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion. While she's known for her sexy and sometimes raunchy lyrics — Hey Alexa, play "WAP" — the five-foot-ten artist is also known for her fun-loving personality. With only two years in the mainstream public eye, Thee Stallion has already received co-signs from big music names including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Normani, Cardi B, and many more. She even snagged a remix from Beyoncé on her song "Savage" from her 2020 EP Suga, which is a feat in itself as Queen Bey doesn't come out for just anyone

Given the amount of support that so many have shared for her music and upward trajectory, it shocked the internet when many celebrities didn't show that same support after it was reported that the "Hot Girl" rapper was shot. In fact, some even joked about the shooting, including reality personality Draya Michele. However, the repercussions for her jokes cost her more than a few heavily targeted headlines. 

No one knows who shot Megan Thee Stallion

The news of rapper Megan Thee Stallion's shooting was highly unexpected. As reported by The New York Times, the "Savage" rapper was shot in both feet in the early morning on July 12, 2020. The news broke after Megan Thee Stallion was seen partying with singer Tory Lanez and Kylie Jenner on a since-deleted Instagram Live. Rumors quickly flew about the rapper's shooter (and the reason for the incident). Many believed Tory Lanez was the culprit, shooting Megan Thee Stallion in a jealous rage as the two were rumored to be dating. Though Lanez was arrested for possession of a concealed weapon following Megan's injury, per TMZ, it was not confirmed he was the one who shot Megan.

Megan posted a lengthy description of the incident and her injuries on Instagram on July 15, 2020, which read in part, "I'm incredibly grateful to be alive and that I'm expected to make a full recovery." Two weeks after the post, Megan spoke to fans during a tearful Instagram Live and explained the ordeal was "the worst experience of my life." She also spoke on the jokes that people have posted on social media about the incident. 

"It's not funny," she said. "There's nothing to joke about. It was nothing for ya'll to start going and making fake stories about." Those who made jokes were slammed immediately by Thee Stallion fans, including the comedian Jess Hilarious, 50 Cent (who has since apologized), and Draya Michele.

Draya Michele seemingly made light of domestic violence

In response to the open mocking of her fatal incident, Megan Thee Stallion tweeted on July 17, 2020, "Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own. It might be funny to y'all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I'm real life hurt and traumatized." 

This sentiment clearly flew over the head of Basketball Wives star Draya Michele, who proceeded to poke fun at the incident on her podcast Wine and Weed. According to Independent, Michele compared Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion to Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston and seemingly glorified having an abusive relationship. 

"I'm here for it," she said. "I like that. I want you to like me so much you shoot me in the foot, too." Megan Thee Stallion supposedly responded to the podcast on Twitter by tweeting, "Dumb b**ch that sh*t ain't f**king funny who tf jokes about getting shot by a ni**a." In a since-deleted tweet, per NME, Michele wrote, "I truly don't glorify domestic violence... I was trying to say just love me deeply. But while trying to be funny, I offended many, including meg. And I'm sorry." 

Rihanna may have dropped Draya Michele from Savage X Fenty

Draya Michele's comments may have cost her a very lucrative deal with Rihanna's lingerie brand Savage X Fenty. According to The Grio, the reality star has been removed from all of the brand's social media platforms and official website, though the brand has not released an official statement of the possible separation. Michele also posted a cryptic caption on Instagram that read, "Income [less than] outcome."

It's possible that Rih sympathizes with Megan, as she was publicly mocked following the assault by her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in the early 2000s, as The Grio pointed out.

The mega-millionaire and her team were one of the few brands that showed direct support for Meg's healthy recovery. Thee Stallion — who is also a Savage X Fenty ambassador — posted on Instagram the flowers and note sent to her from "Rihanna and the Fenty Corp gang" which read in part, "Just know you've got a whole crew over here sending good vibes your way!"