(CNN) Megan Thee Stallion We are moving forward.
The “Savage” rapper, whose real name is Megan Peet, I published an essay in Elle Magazine on Tuesday. He details his healing journey after being shot in the leg by rapper Tory Lanez in July 2020.
“Looking back at the last three years, I consider myself a survivor because I have truly survived the unimaginable,” Pete wrote.
Not only did she survive being shot by a friend she thought she could trust, she suffered “the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the whole world to see.” I explained how I overcame it.
“I never thought people wouldn’t believe me,” she wrote, adding, “I knew the truth and indisputable facts would win.”
Pete accused him of shooting Lanez after he got out of the car he was in after an altercation in the summer of 2020. Firearm use with gross negligence, according to prosecutors.
In December, Pete testified during the trial, and a jury in Los Angeles finally found Lanez guilty. convicted him on all three counts.
The conviction was more than just proof for her, she wrote this week.
“My heart breaks for all the women in the world who suffer in silence, especially when you’re a black woman who doesn’t seem to need help.”
Pete has also publicly fronted in private struggles that affect every area of her life, including her music.
“I was in such a low place that I didn’t even know what I wanted to rap,” she wrote, later adding. , and I have to put Megan Pete together and become Megan Thee Stallion.
Pete, who still struggles with anxiety, is now in a “happier place” thanks to journaling, prayer, and establishing boundaries with the people she lets into her life. is also working on
“I’m ready to show everyone that all the dirt they threw at me didn’t stick,” she said.
of Grammy winning rapper said she did not plan to speak publicly about the incident further, and her purpose in the moving essay was “to change the narrative because I am more than just a trauma.”
“This is my rebirth to a happier, healthier me.”
CNN’s Lisa Respers France and Taylor Romine contributed to this report.