Perhaps you thought Megan Thee Stallion wasn’t going to address the Tory Lanez shooting incident on her just-released debut studio album, Good News? C’mon. The rapper charges out of the gate guns blazing on the Buddha Bless-produced album opener “Shots Fired,” which cleverly samples one of the all-time get-back diss tracks, Notorious B.I.G.’s 1995 Tupac-baiting “Who Shot Ya?”
Meg has dropped other songs this year, but none that directly addressed the July incident in which Lanez allegedly shot her twice in the foot after the two were leaving a Hollywood party together; Lanez pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge in the incident this week. The opening lines of the spare, big bounce track make it clear Meg is here to air some things out.
“Imagine n–as lyin’ ’bout shootin’ a real b–ch (Huh?)/ Just to save face for rapper n—as you chill with/ Imagine me givin’ a f–k it was your f–kin’ birthday (F–k you)/ You in your feelings, I just thought it was another Thursday,” she raps on the track where she doesn’t name Lanez, but weaves in details about the incident that she has discussed publicly.
“And if it weren’t for me, same week, you would have been indicted/ (Should’ve let them lock your ass up)/ You offered M’s not to talk, I guess that made my friend excited, hmm,” she adds, seemingly calling out a friend in the incident over what she has said was an allegedly proffered bribe to stay quiet, as well as mocking the size of the weapon used in the shooting. “Now y’all in cahoots, huh (Okay), you a puss in boots/ You shot a 5’10” b–ch with a .22/ Talkin’ ’bout bones and tendons like them bullets wasn’t pellets/ A p–sy n—a with a p–sy gun in his feelings/ Okay, he in the backseat and he keep callin’ me a b–ch (He a b–ch)/ We all know the s–t I could’ve came back with (Lil’-ass n—a)/ He talkin’ ’bout his followers, dollars, and goofy s–t.”
Lanez, who has been court ordered by a judge to stay away from Megan, seemed to deny shooting her in the song “I Ain’t Do It” and appeared to address the incident on his song “Money Over Fallouts” on September’s Daystar album.
Listen to “Shots Fired” below.