(CNN) Megan Thee Stallion Go ahead.
Rapper “Savage” whose legal name is Megan Pete, He published an article on Tuesday for Elle Magazine In it, she detailed her recovery journey after rapper Tory Lanez shot her in the foot in July of 2020.
“When I think back on the past three years, I see myself as a survivor, because I truly survived the unthinkable,” Pete said.
She described how she not only survived being shot by a friend she thought she could trust, but how she also overcame “the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by this person for all the world to see”.
“It never occurred to me that people wouldn’t believe me,” she wrote, adding that she nonetheless “knew the truth and indisputable truths will prevail.”
Pete accused Lenz of shooting her after she ran out of a car they were in after an argument in the summer of 2020. Lenz was charged with three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a motor vehicle, and parole. According to prosecutors, from a firearm with gross negligence.
In December, Pitt testified during the trial and a Los Angeles jury eventually found Lanez guilty, Found guilty on all three counts.
This week, she wrote, the guilty verdict was more than her acquittal—”it was a victory for every woman who has been shamed, rejected, and blamed for a violent crime committed against her.”
“My heart aches for all the women around the world who suffer in silence, especially if you are a black woman who doesn’t seem like she needs help.”
Pete also described setting up a public front amidst a private conflict that affected every area of her life—her music included.
“I was so low on it that I didn’t even know what I wanted to rap about,” she wrote, later adding, “There would be times when I would literally be backstage or in the hotel where I work, crying my eyes out, and then I would have to.” I put Megan Pete together and be Megan Thee Stallion.”
Pete said she still struggles with anxiety but is in a “happier place” now thanks to journaling, prayer, and setting boundaries with who she lets into her life. She’s also working on new music.
“I’m ready to show everyone that all the dirt they threw at me didn’t stick,” she said.
the Grammy award winning rapper She doesn’t plan to speak publicly about the incident any further, saying her goal with the poignant article is to “change the narrative because I’m more than just traumatized.”
“This rebirth of a happier, healthier me.”
CNN’s Lisa Rippers-France and Taylor Romine contributed to this report.
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