Video of Drake Shouting Out Photographer Megan in Houston But 'Not That Meg' Has Fans Talking

During a show in Houston, the Canadian superstar made a comment that some fans perceived as shade directed at Megan Thee Stallion.

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Drake made a comment during one of his recent shows in Houston that some fans think might be shade directed at Megan Thee Stallion.

On Monday, September 18, Drake addressed the audience between songs to give a shoutout to his friend and photographer, who also happens to be named Megan. "I gotta give a shoutout to somebody in here that’s been with me since the beginning of my career. Her name is Megan," he said. "She’s been there with me since day one, like, real shit… Real H-Town legend. Shoutout to Meg." After making the comment, he appeared to clarify he wasn't referring to Houston's own Megan Thee Stallion. "Not that Meg, this Meg," he said while shaking his hand.

Drake shouts out friend and photographer The Megan during his latest concert:

“Real H-Town love, shoutout to Meg one time for real… Not that Meg, this Meg.”

— Pop Base (@PopBase) September 21, 2023
Twitter: @PopBase

Some fans suggested that Drake might have thrown shade at Megan with the comment, especially because of their history in relation to the Her Loss track "Circo Loco." In the song, Drake raps, "This bitch lie 'bout getting shots but she still a stallion." While many pointed out that Drizzy was ostensibly speaking about injections, the line also might have doubled as a reference to the 2020 shooting incident in which Tory Lanez shot Megan in both of her feet.

Drake shots at Meg seem so weird and out of nowhere

— ....... (@PrinceHAK33M) September 20, 2023
Twitter: @PrinceHAK33M

Drake’s corniness outweighs everything now. The fake Meg shoutout, the American slave line, his play-doh abs…


— .demotivational speaker. (@hey_sita) September 21, 2023
Twitter: @hey_sita

That was so unnecessary😭 ‼️

— xanaxpill.eth🌟 (@_shmmortal) September 21, 2023
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.

— ....... (@PrinceHAK33M) September 21, 2023
Twitter: @PrinceHAK33M

what's Drake's beef with Meg it's starting to get weird,mind u he's pushing 40

— nance★ (@beybossanova) September 20, 2023
Twitter: @beybossanova

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

— 💫 📖 🍉 (@ZoraToniMaya) September 21, 2023
Twitter: @ZoraToniMaya

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

— HOT GHOUL DEE 🩸 (@medeecine) September 21, 2023
Twitter: @medeecine

Megan appeated to address the lyrics in a series of tweets shortly after the album dropped last year. “Stop using my shooting for clout bitch ass N****s!” Megan tweeted. “Since when tf is it cool to joke abt women getting shot ! You n****s especially RAP N****S ARE LAME! Ready to boycott bout shoes and clothes but dog pile on a black woman when she say one of y’all homeboys abused her.”

In a follow-up tweet, she suggested people should look at the facts related to the case. A medical report from April last year showed that Megan still had bullet fragments in her feet from the incident. Lanez allegedly also offered her $1 million in hush money. “Remember all y’all hoe ass favorite rappers that stood behind a N**** that SHOT A FEMALE," she wrote. "This did NOT happen until I came out and said I got shot... [Artists] gotta stop attaching weak ass conspiracy theories in bars to my name.”

To make matters even more complicated, Megan Thee Stallion is listed as a co-writer on the Her Loss track "Rich Flex," on which 21 Savage interpolated her 2020 track "Savage."

Tory Lanez, meanwhile, has been sentenced to ten years in prison in connection with the shooting. He was recently transferred to state prison.

Drake, for what it's worth, appears to be a huge fan of Houston. During one of his shows in the city, he suggested that he's going to buy a house in the city because he's such a fan. "I'm excited I get to share this on night two," Drake said. "I had to make it official first, but I been looking, for a long time, trying to figure out, you know, the right place for me to live where I belong outside of Toronto. ... I finally, finally, after all these years, found me a place in Houston, Texas. So y'all will be seeing me around."

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