Megan Thee Stallion – victim-blaming backfires

Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has been found guilty of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the foot after they left a party at Kylie Jenner’s home in 2020. He was charged with assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. He will be sentenced in late January and is likely to get a hefty prison term.

  The prosecutor praised Megan  for “incredible courage and vulnerability” despite facing “repeated and grotesque attacks.” He said, “you faced unjust and despicable scrutiny that no woman should ever face and you have been an inspiration to others.” In her testimony, she said Lanez offered her $1 million to keep quiet about the shooting.

 Two things seem odd looking at the incident and aftermath as a reflection of current trends. Taking a semi-automatic to a party?? And treating the shooting as if it was a he said/she said domestic violence spat or worse suggesting she might have asked for it because of her sexual history.

   He was born 27 July 1992 in Ontario and had a fractured childhood, being thrown out when he was 15 to fend for himself. He’s a Sun Leo sextile Mars in Gemini; with the excitable, highly-strung Uranus Neptune in Capricorn of his generation; and an emotionally bleak Venus in Leo opposition Saturn square Pluto in Scorpio.  His Solar Arc Neptune Uranus are now starting several years’ trip in hard aspect to his chilly Venus Mercury, Saturn, Pluto T square so a devastating time ahead.

  Megan was born 15 February 1995 in Texas with a rapper mother and finished a college degree before launching out onto a full blow musical career herself.

  She’s a Sun Aquarius opposition Mars in Leo with Jupiter square Saturn in Pisces and the Uranus Neptune conjunction in late Capricorn. Her Pluto in Sagittarius is exactly opposite his Mars and his Pluto squares her Mars so sparks would fly; and her Venus in Capricorn is conjunct his Uranus Neptune.

  Not sure why any of this matters apart from the violent and misogynistic rapper culture and oddities of US gun lax control.  

12 thoughts on “Megan Thee Stallion – victim-blaming backfires

  1. I’m revisiting this post after reading about Lanez’s his ten year prison term being handed to him today. He and his father are beyond narcissistic. I am so proud of Megan Pete for taking this assault to law enforcement. This will send a VERY strong message to the black community, both men and women. You don’t get to destroy with impunity. No doubt her college degree aided her strength to stand up and stay standing. She’s different.

  2. For my comment please replace ‘intimidate’ with ‘intimate’ please. It was auto corrected!

    Hey Judiee, yes that makes sense because it looked like he didn’t have a care in the world. I’d be a little more worried if I were him. 12-20 years?! That’s major time. Yes I saw the video of his father at court online. I didn’t watch it because it looked like Pa was just going to embarrass himself.

  3. Why does it matter? Why so dismissive of this women’s ordeal? And, the entire rapper culture is not violent and misogynistic. But, if that is the only narrative you see, hear, and repeat than your last paragraph speaks to some interesting undertones. Hmm…

      • Gosh perhaps it’s a generational thing but I thought this case really did matter, in the pushback against violence against women and the corruption and intimidation employed by the music industry to silence women, especially women of color. Whether you like her music or not, physical and sexual assault happens across all genre’s of music and the personal and career consequences are brutal for women who name their abusers -look at popstar Kesha for example. Thank you for attempting to put aside any personal displeasure with the players to write about this, because it does matter to the collective.

        • The victim-blaming is the only reason I wrote about it. You’re probably right about the generational thing – I just loathe/get deeply depressed about the whole trashy Kardashian insta-party scene. And don’t understand why it stays in the cultural headlines.
          Or indeed why anyone would take to a party – be allowed to take – and get in the same car as – a semi-automatic. It’s beyond insanity and reflects the whole glorifying violence macho thing.

  4. Thank you Marjorie!! Can I say it really does matter. The music industry treats women soooo badly and because of racism and its effects on the whole community Black women are often expected to just put up with stuff from misogynistic and jealous men rather than call it out. Because Megan Thee Stallion was successful and courageous enough to see the whole hhinb through to trial, it gives succour to other women battling the exploitation going know against women.

  5. This is enlightening. Apparently they were in a intimidate relationship prior to the incident. The way it ended makes some sense looking at their synastry now. All that Pluto and Mars. I’m sure there were power issues and plays there – he had a much lower profile than her.

    Also, for someone facing a lengthy prison sentence, he’s been looking remarkably calm in recent pictures.

    • He’s going to appeal because he’s still claiming innocence; his father became ballistic and threatening after the verdict and several bailiffs were needed to subdue him. The Lanez family apparently threatened witnesses, and they continue to threaten people on Megan’s side.

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