GAYLE King’s interview with rapper Megan Thee Stallion airs today and the music star will shed light on allegations that she was shot and killed in 2020.
The bombshell interview comes just years after R-Kelly erupted when questioned by King about his sexual assault allegations.
And the journalist came under fire for discussing Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case with one of his best friends – just days after his tragic death.
In the interview, which will air during Monday’s episode of CBS Mornings, Megan Thee Stallion will reveal all about filming, which appears to have taken place in Hollywood in July 2020.
She claims she was shot and killed by Tory Lanez – allegations he vehemently denies.
The Texas-born rapper reportedly told her friends she wanted to go.
“It was a fight because I was ready to go and everyone else wasn’t ready,” Megan told Gayle King, per CBS.
“But this is like regular friend stuff… It shouldn’t have gotten so crazy.”
She then got out of the vehicle they were in and claimed that Lanez had started firing a gun at her.
“So I get out of the car and it’s like everything is going so fast,” she continued.
“And all I hear is that man screaming. And he said, ‘Dance, b***h.’
The star admitted she feared for her life.
Megan added: “And he started shooting. And I just thought, ‘Oh my God.’
“He shot a couple of times. And I was so scared.”
When asked where he was shooting from, Megan replied, “He [was] shoot while standing over the window.”
She continued, “And I didn’t even want to move. I didn’t want to move too fast. I don’t know if he could shoot and kill me.”
Lanez was charged with assault with a semi-automatic firearm; personal use of a firearm; and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is expected to appear in court in September 2022.
Earlier this month, Lanez was re-arrested in connection with that case for allegedly violating the terms of a pre-trial protection order.
The Sun takes a look back at some of King’s past explosive interviews.
King and Caitlyn Jenner clashed in a tense exchange after the host asked if the reality TV star qualified for the governorship of California.
Jenner announced in April 2021 that she was running to unseat Gavin Newsom in a by-election.
She told King: “It wasn’t an easy decision to do this, it took a lot of time, a lot of talking to people, but when I first decided I thought I was very qualified.
“Why? Because I’m an outsider. I have no ties to Sacramento right now and I think it’s good to be on the outside.”
King responded by asking, “With no political experience, how do you think you can fix these things?
“Some would argue that now more than ever you need someone with political experience.”
Jenner replied: “What do you mean by political experience?
“When I moved to San Jose in 1973, I’d been in California for 48 years, why did I go to San Jose? To train for the last four years before the Games because that’s where the greatest athletes in the world lived.”
R-Kelly angrily denied the sexual abuse claims in an emotional exchange with King in 2019.
The rapper erupted in anger and insisted he was innocent of allegations of sexually abusing four women, including three minors.
Kelly sobbed and looked straight at the camera as he said: “I don’t have to – why should I?
“How stupid would it be for R. Kelly to hold someone down with everything I’ve been through in my past. Use your common sense.”
He became more excited and pounded his chest as he exploded: “Stop, stop playing. I didn’t do this stuff. That’s not me. I’m fighting for my damn life.”
In another segment, Gayle asked Kelly, “Are you still sitting here saying you’ve never dated underage girls?”
The I Believe I Can Fly singer replied: “I’m going to sit here and say this – I had two cases at the time that I said at the beginning of the interview that I wouldn’t talk about them now because of my ongoing case.
“But I’ll tell you this: people go back into my past and try to add all of these things now so that all of the things that are happening now feel real to people.”
In September 2021, Kelly was found guilty of eight counts of sex trafficking and one count of racketeering.
He was convicted of multiple violations of the Mann Act, which makes it illegal to transport people across state lines for “immoral purposes.”
Days after Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, King sat down with Lisa Leslie to discuss the late NBA star’s life.
One of the topics that came up in the chat was the 2003 sexual assault case in Colorado, which was settled out of court two years after it was first filed.
King said: “His legacy has been said to be complicated because of a sexual assault charge that was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player?”
Leslie was visibly upset and worried that King would even ask that question.
She said: “It’s not complicated for me. I never saw him as the kind of person who would do anything to hurt a woman or be aggressive in that way.
“That’s just not the person I know.”
King faced a huge backlash after the interview aired, as she was heavily criticized.
OJ Simpson said: “You will have ample time in the future to address all aspects of Kobe’s life. I know this thing about Kobe, it’s going to claim journalistic integrity.
“A whole lot of people of journalistic integrity didn’t think this was the right time.”
Rapper Snoop Dogg also took a stab at King before later apologizing.
King claimed the CBS network heavily edited a section of the interview as she responded to the backlash.
She said in an Instagram video: “I read the comments on the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant and I know I would be extremely angry if only I saw the clip you saw I have too.
“I’m ashamed. I’m embarrassed and very angry.”
King later explained her reasons for asking the question amid the anger.
She said: “I wanted Lisa’s opinion on this as a friend who knew him well what she thought that should say.
“When she looked me in the eye as a media representative, it was very powerful to say, ‘It’s time for the media to leave it alone and back off.'”
CBS did not respond to requests for comment when brought up by The Sun.
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