Authorities Say Because Megan Thee Stallion “Insulted His Skills as a Musician,” Tory Lanez Shot Her
Tory Lanez allegedly shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot after a party in the Hollywood Hills two and a half years ago. Lanez, whose true name is Daystar Peterson, is currently on trial in Los Angeles.
Lanez has been charged with assault with a firearm and possessing a handgun. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has added a third felony allegation, firing a handgun with gross negligence.
Prosecutors made their opening remarks Monday, sketching a picture of the scene that led to the shooting.
According to Billboard, LA County District Attorney Alexander Bott detailed the narrative of the incident during his opening remarks yesterday.
Megan, Lanez, and Megan’s former friend Kelsey Harris were all at a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house, according to Bott’s account of the shooting.
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Lanez and Megan had previously “been intimate” with one another. Megan and Lanez got into an argument as the three of them were riding in an SUV driven by Lanez’s bodyguard Jauquan Smith after “Meg had ridiculed his skills as a musical artist.”
Lanez “ripped [Megan] by the hair” and “either punched or slapped her” before shooting her in the foot, according to Bott.
Bott also displayed copies of text messages received by Jauquan Smith to Justin Edison, Megan Thee Stallion’s bodyguard, shortly following the shooting: “Help.
Tory shot Megan. Call 911.” After searching the vehicle, police discovered a revolver stashed beneath the floorboard near where Lanez had been seated.
Megan Thee Stallion was rushed to the operating room, where physicians extracted three gunshots from her foot. Tory Lanez, Kelsey Harris, and two other people on the scene were all found to have gunpowder residue on them.
Tory Lanez’s lawyer, on the other hand, paints a different picture. According to defense counsel George Mgdesyan, the case was all about jealousy, notably Megan Thee Stallion’s jealousy of Kelsey Harris, who had previously dated Tory Lanez and had also been linked with DaBaby and Ben Simmons before each of them was linked with Megan.
Mgdesyan proposed the hypothesis that Harris shot Megan, citing a witness who claimed the two women were in a fistfight and one of them was holding a pistol. Mgdesyan stated unequivocally that Megan Thee Stallion is “lying about her tale.”
Tory Lanez faces up to 22 years in jail if convicted on all three charges. Megan Thee Stallion is scheduled to appear in court today.