Drake Made A “Weird” And “Unprovoked” Reference To Megan Thee Stallion At His Recent Show In Her Hometown, And It’s Sparked A Ton Of Confusion

Drake faced intense criticism last year for accusing Megan of lying about being shot by Tory Lanez, who is now serving a 10-year prison sentence for the shooting.

Once again, Drake is being accused of throwing shade at Megan Thee Stallion.

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For a reminder, Drake sparked intense backlash last year when he accused Meg of lying about being shot by Canadian rapper Tory Lanez.

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

Back in July 2020, Meg was shot in the foot after a party at Kylie Jenner’s house. She accused Tory of being the one to shoot her, which fueled speculation that she was lying about the incident.

At the time, Meg hit back against the cynics by posting a graphic photograph of the wound on her foot, asking: “Why would I lie abt being shot?”

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

Tory was officially charged with felony assault against Megan in October 2020, and in December last year was convicted on three accounts: assault with a semiautomatic firearm; carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

Closeup of Tory Lanez

Last month, Tory was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting.

Closeup of Tory Lanez

In the years since the incident took place, Meg has opened up about how the validity of her story was questioned by the public, telling Rolling Stone she felt as if she “became the villain.”

Megan Thee Stallion onstage

“I don’t know if people don’t take it seriously because I seem strong,” she said in June last year. “I wonder if it’s because of the way I look. Is it because I’m not light enough? Is it that I’m not white enough? Am I not the shape? The height? Because I’m not petite? Do I not seem like I’m worth being treated like a woman?”

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

Prior to Tory’s conviction, Drake appeared to make a pretty clear reference to the shooting on a song from his joint album with 21 Savage, Her Loss, which was released in November last year.

Closeup of Drake onstage

In the song “Circo Loco,” Drake raps: “This bitch lie ‘bout getting shot but she still a stallion / She don’t even get the joke but she still smiling.”

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The line sparked intense backlash from listeners, with many calling out Drake for the obvious reference to Megan, which only served to fuel the speculation that she’d lied about the shooting.

Drake onstage

What’s more, the line prompted a heated response from Megan herself, who called Drake out for defending Tory and bolstering “weak ass conspiracy theories.”

Twitter: @theestallion

Which brings us to now, and while Tory is beginning his 10-year sentence in state prison, people think Drake might be continuing to throw shade at Meg.

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So, at a recent show in Houston, the Canadian rapper took a moment on stage to give a shoutout to a photographer called Megan, who is based in the city and is a longtime collaborator of his.

Drake onstage

In a video of the live exchange, Drake clocks his friend beside the stage and says: “I gotta give a shoutout to somebody in here that’s been with me since the beginning of my career. Her name is Megan.”

Twitter: @PopBase

He continues: “She’s been there with me since day one, like, real shit… Real H-Town legend. Shoutout to Meg.”

Drake onstage

After this he begins to turn away, but quickly turns back to clarify: “Not that Meg, this Meg,” shaking his hand.

Drake onstage

For context, Megan Thee Stallion is famously from Houston, too, so it’s possible that members of the audience might have made the mistake that he was referring to her.

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

So, with the video making the rounds online, some fans are accusing Drake of using the opportunity to throw shade at Meg and reignite their feud.

Closeup of Megan Thee Stallion

“That Canadian is very calculated with everything he does. Even if it’s loser shit. It’s not a coincidence he chose to shoutout a fan with the same name just so he could say ‘no not that Meg’ and in Houston,” one user wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “Seems very premeditated.”

Twitter: @PrinceHAK33M

Plenty of others echoed this, arguing that the seemingly shady reference to Megan Thee Stallion was “unnecessary,” particularly in her hometown.

Twitter: @_shmmortal

“Lol ehh I actually think drake made it weird and used your moment to to mention her. He didn’t have to reference that Meg at all. In Houston of all places,” added someone else.

Twitter: @PrinceHAK33M

In spite of this, other fans did come to his defense, suggesting that he was simply trying to differentiate between the two Houston-based Megans without any ulterior motive.

Twitter: @OyinTGSPE

“He just shouting out a friend and clarifying that it’s her in the building not Megan Thee Stallion,” one person wrote.

Twitter: @HipHopAllDayy

Regardless of his actual intent, Drake’s reference to Megan Thee Stallion sparked a conversation about his “weird” and “unprovoked” history of calling her out.

Twitter: @beybossanova

“Drake acts toward Meg the way men act when they've been rejected by a woman who doesn't remember meeting them,” one person said.

“Drake acts toward Meg the way men act when they've been rejected by a woman who doesn't remember meeting them"

“Drake has been throwing shots at meg for a year now unprovoked like i know he toss and turn at night knowing she’d never give him the time of day,” added someone else.

Twitter: @medeecine

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