It’s been a week for Houston celebrities ... And we're only halfway through it.
Kenny Stills and Trae Tha Truth
On Tuesday Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills and rapper Trae Tha Truth were arrested in Louisville, Kentucky, at a protest for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old woman who was fatally shot eight times in her home by Louisville police on March 13. Protesters marched to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's home, where they stood on his lawn and chanted. Along with Stills and Trae Tha Truth, 85 other protesters were arrested.
On Wednesday Stills posted a picture of his mugshot on Instagram, writing, “Arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonnas Taylor’s murderers are still out on the street.” Trae Tha Truth, who helped organize last month's march protesting the death of George Floyd, posted a series of photos and videos to his Instagram documenting the incident. On Tuesday he shared a video of protesters preparing to get arrested and chanting Taylor’s name with the caption, “Stand For Something…. Ill Be Out Soon… #SayTheirNames." In another video, posted Wednesday morning, the rapper can be seen leading a chant, “No justice, no peace,” as police placed him in handcuffs.
All 87 protesters at the July 14 protest for Taylor were charged with two misdemeanors and one felony charge: intimidating a participant in the legal process. “So I Just Found Out @danieljaycamerson Had One Of Our 3 Charges To Become A Felony….,” Trae Tha Truth wrote in another Instagram post Wednesday. “U got a lot of Time On Yo Hands To Enhance Our Charges and Even Celebrate Yo Engagement Party … But No Time For #breonnataylor Killers To Be Arrested.”
Megan Thee Stallion
On Wednesday Houston native Megan Thee Stallion announced she had been shot in the foot on July 12. “On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was done against me and done with the intention to harm me,” she wrote on Instagram. The 25-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Megan Pete, took to social media to dispel rumors that had been swirling since TMZ announced the incident several days ago.
On Sunday several shots were reported outside a Hollywood Hills home, and an SUV drove away, according to a Billboard report. Later, Los Angeles police pulled the SUV over to find Pete, rapper Tory Lanez, and a second woman inside. Police searched the car after they saw Pete had a “cut” on her foot. Lanez was arrested on a felony count for carrying a concealed weapon in the car. The police then drove Pete to the hospital, where she underwent surgery, she wrote on Instagram. “I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important to me to clarify the details about this traumatic night.”
On Monday Houston Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook announced on Twitter that he had tested positive for COVID-19. Read more here.