The meaning of Megan Thee Stallion’s purple suit for court testimony

Talk about a power suit.

Megan Thee Stallion headed to court in Los Angeles Tuesday to share her testimony against fellow rapper Tory Lanez, who allegedly shot the “Savage” rapper in the feet during a 2020 dispute.

And Megan, 27, took the stand wearing a bold-shouldered, belted Sergio Hudson pantsuit in a bright shade of purple — which, as several Twitter fans were quick to point out, is the color for domestic violence awareness.

“the fact Megan wore that purple suit and purple being the color of domestic violence … what women go through in this patriarchy…no words,” one tweetedalong with the hashtag #WeStandWithMegan.

“ms Megan is serving lewks and justice,” another chimed in.

Black American designer Hudson has dressed a number of other powerful women in his clothes, among them Beyoncé, Amal Clooney and former First Lady Michelle Obama; he’s known for his masterful use of color, and Megan added even more vibrancy to her suit by adding a rainbow-hued Chanel flap bag and scarlet-soled Christian Louboutin heels.

Lanez (real name Daystar Peterson) is facing charges of assault with a firearm, illegal weapons possession and negligent discharge of a gun. He pleaded not guilty in 2020 and denied the allegations. If convicted, he faces more than 22 years in prison.

During her four-hour testimony, the LA Times reported, Megan (whose legal name is Megan Pete) recalled the night Lanez — with whom she occasionally had a sexual relationship, she said — allegedly shot her after the pair drove back from a party at Kylie Jenner’s house.

Megan Thee Stallion entering court
Megan’s tearful testimony spanned four hours, per the LA Times.
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She said Lanez was upset about being asked to leave the event, and also told Megan she had to “stop lying” about their relationship to her friend Kelsey Harris, who was also in the car at the time. After allegedly calling both women “bitches and hoes,” Megan said she tried to exit the vehicle, at which point Lanez allegedly fired the shots while yelling, “Dance, bitch!”

Megan Thee Stallion supporters outside the courthouse
Supporters outside the courthouse carried “We Stand With Meghan” signs.
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Asked why she didn’t immediately go to the police, the “Body” hitmaker said the incident happening “at the height of police brutality” in the wake of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor killings, adding that she didn’t feel comfortable speaking to the LAPD.

Even two years later, Megan expressed regret for coming forward about the incident, telling the court, “I wish he would’ve just shot and killed me if I knew I was going to have to go through this torture.”


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