And So It Begins. Tory Lanez and His Long Awaited Trial for Allegedly Shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
Back in 2020, arguably one of the craziest years that most of us have ever lived through, when the world should have been quarantined, Kylie Jenner was throwing a pool party and it got a little too wild.
Rappers Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion were both in attendance at that party and, according to various attendees, Megan got jealous when Tory began to spend too much time talking to the party's host and other women. Megan denies that she got jealous but witnesses say that she and Tory left together, with her friend Kelsey Harris, and the vibe was very tense.
Once inside of their shared SUV the pair allegedly began arguing when Megan insulted Tory's rap career. She asked the driver to let her out of the vehicle and once the car was pulled over, she got out and began to walk away. That's when she says that Tory exited the vehicle and shot her in her feet!
Today, the trial for that fateful night is in full swing.
Click On Detroit reports that Megan Thee Stallion took the stand in a Los Angeles courtroom and told jurors that rapper Tory Lanez fired five shots at her feet, yelled at her to dance and wounded her as she tried to walk away from him in the Hollywood Hills more than two years ago.
“I’m in shock. I’m scared," the Grammy-winning hip-hop superstar testified Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times. “I hear the gun going off, and I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.”
Her testimony came on the second day of the trial of the Canadian rapper Lanez, 30, who has pleaded not guilty to discharging a firearm with gross negligence, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
“I just don’t feel good,” Megan, 27, said at the beginning of questioning from Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta. “I can’t believe I have to come in here and do this.”
She said that on July 12, 2020, she left a party at the Hollywood Hills home of Kylie Jenner in an SUV with Lanez, his bodyguard and her friend Kelsey Harris.
Megan said she and Lanez had become close, bonding over the loss of their mothers, and had an occasionally sexual relationship. Her friend Harris, who had a “crush” on Lanez, tried to stir up trouble between the women by telling Megan she needed to stop lying to her friend.
The argument spiraled out of control, and became even more heated when she and Lanez started trashing each other's music and careers, Megan said.
“I feel like that really rubbed him the wrong way,” she said. “He kept yelling and cursing.”
She was wearing a bikini, but got out of the vehicle and tried to walk away when Lanez leaned out and opened fire, she said, leaving the back of her feet wounded. At one point, he yelled “Dance, b——-!” she testified.
“I looked down at my feet, and I see all the blood,” she said. “Now everybody’s screaming. He looked shocked. Kelsey looked shocked.”
Lanez' attorney George Mgdesyan said in his opening statement that her injury showed she could not have gotten a clear look at the shooter behind her, and that he would present more evidence that countered her story during the trial.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, could get more than 22 years in prison if convicted on all counts. He could also be deported to his native Canada.
Lanez has had a successful run of mixtapes and major-label records since his career began in 2009, with his last two albums reaching the top 10 on Billboard’s charts.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose legal name is Megan Pete, was already a major up-and-coming star at the time of the incident, and her career has skyrocketed since. She won a Grammy for best new artist in 2021, and had No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with her own song “Savage” featuring Beyoncé and as a guest on Cardi B’s “WAP.”
This is an absolute mess and it'll hopefully get cleaned up soon. For two years the public has believed that there was more to the story and, during this trial, we're all sure to find out what really happened. Tory claims his apology texts messages that he sent Megan were for sleeping with both her and Kelsey while Megan claims he was admitting his guilt for the shooting.
I guess we'll see!