Megan Thee Stallion Addresses Her Shooting In Raw New Freestyle

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It's been quite the summer for Megan Thee Stallion. While she's suffered her share of horrible personal traumas, her star has also continued to rise, most recently through "WAP," her 2020-defining collaboration with Cardi B.

And last night, at the 2020 VMAs, Meg took home the award for Best Hip Hop for her indelible track "Savage." She popped a bottle of champagne in a short-but-sweet victory speech to celebrate. "We gon' keep turning up," she said as part of her acceptance.

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It's clear that Meg was feeling herself this weekend, and not just because of her VMA win — her second, after nabbing Best Power Anthem last year, where she also performed "Hot Girl Summer" during the pre-show. Earlier on Sunday (August 30), Meg posted a new freestyle to Instagram where she directly addresses being shot earlier this summer in an incident that led to the arrest of fellow rapper Tory Lanez.

"Tic-tac-toe, I X this bitch / If a hit dog holler, I address that shit," she raps to begin her freestyle, later mentioning the shooting specifically: "Got shot two times and I ate that shit / Bounced right back with a Revlon deal."

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The beat came courtesy of producer Lil Ju Made Da Beat, a.k.a. Max Julian, who Meg's worked with before on a handful of songs that have helped define her: "Big Ole Freak," "Cash $hit," and "Captain Hook." "Going through beats and I just had to do a Lil quick freestyle," she wrote in the caption. "@liljumadedabeat send me another pack."