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Is Draya's joke on Tory-Megan shooting linked to her past with Chris Brown after he 'assaulted' Rihanna?

The former reality star was at the receiving end of Twitter backlash after she joked that she would like to get 'shot in the foot too'
Draya Michele (Getty Images)
Draya Michele (Getty Images)

Everyone loves a good sense of humor. However, there’s a thin line between being funny and being crass and former reality TV star Draya Michele might have just crossed that line. During a recent episode of the podcast 'Wine & Weed' featuring Draya and Van Lathan, which began circulating the internet on July 23, Draya commented on Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez's incident and said that the two are involved romantically. Draya, however, overlooked the alleged shooting and compared it to a display of love and affection.

She said, "I predict that they had some sort of Bobby and Whitney love that drove them down this Snapped-esque type of road. I'm here for it," speaking of the shooting that took place on July 12. “I like that. I want you to like me so much you shoot me in the foot too.” She was asked to repeat what she meant, Draya went on to explain, "I want you to like me so much that if I'm tryna get out the car and you're like, 'No, sit your f***in’ a** in the car,' she explains. "And I'm like, 'No, ----. I'm f****in’ gettin’ out the car.' 'No, you're not.' [pow, pow]." She adds, "I want...If my man tells me to sit down or don't get out this car, I wanna be like, 'I'm not about to get out this car ’cause this ---- might shoot me.'"

Her comments did not go down well on the Internet. Twitteratis were quick to respond and dug out her past relationship with singer Chris Brown, who was accused of domestic violence during his relationship with singer Rihanna.  A Twitter user wrote, “Draya dated Chris Brown right after he beat up Rihanna... that's all you should need to know.” Another concurred, “Riddle me this, why ask Draya anything about relationships when she's the same person who neglected her child for Chris Brown's d**k two years after his abusive scandal?"

In 2011, there were reports suggesting Draya was arrested for leaving her then seven-year-old son alone at home for several nights. Twitter lashed out at her and dug out her past by saying, "Never forget about Draya leaving her small son home alone in a house full of animal feces while she went galavanting." A user said, "Thinking back to when Draya left her firstborn son alone in her feces-covered apartment as she crossed county (maybe state? can’t remember) but she left her son alone as she hopped off to shoot videos and meet up with industry men, like Chris Brown."

Another said, "Isn't Draya the same bish that left her 7-yr old son alone in an apartment for several days with nothing but TV dinners in the fridge while she was out partying with Chris Brown? I don't think I'll ever care what she got to say about anything." A user shared, "I love Draya but her making a joke about something of this magnitude was in VERY poor taste. I'm with Meg on this one. The whole situation was legit Chris Brown and Rihanna x10. It could have ended REALLY bad. Nothing funny about it tbh."

After receiving backlash, Draya clarified herself on Twitter by saying, "I truly don’t glorify domestic violence... I was trying to say just love me deeply.  But while trying to be funny, I offended many, including meg. And I’m sorry."

Megan Thee Stallion attends 2020 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Megan also jumped into the situation and without taking any names. She tweeted, “Dumb b***h that s**t ain’t f*****g funny who tf jokes about getting shot by a ---." She followed it up with, "And f**k all the h*e a** ----- making jokes about it too. I'll talk about sh*t when I get ready."

Last week, Megan described the alleged shooting incident on Twitter by saying, “Black women are so unprotected and we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own. It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I'm real life hurt and traumatized." There were allegations floating on the internet last week that Tory shot Megan in the foot after she attempted to leave the chauffeur-driven SUV that they were riding in following an argument. As we had previously reported, Tory was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in his car.

Megan had issued a statement on her Instagram account on July 15, stating, "On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets. I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I'm expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night. I'm currently focused on my recovery, so I can return back to my life and back to making music as soon as possible."