Megan Thee Stallion Took The Stand Yesterday To Testify Against Tory Lanez In His Shooting Trial
Megan Thee Stallion was simply trying to enjoy a Hot Girl Summer back in July 2020 when tragedy struck. And cementing that every nefarious thing in modern society originates from Kris Jenner’s vagina, Megan was shot in both feet after leaving a party at Kylie Jenner’s house. Megan says she was in a car with former friend, Kelsey Nicole, and forgettable Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez, when an argument ensued, and he opened fire, striking Megan. Tory’s trial started this week. Megan appeared in court yesterday and gave poignant testimony about what transpired that fateful night in the Hollywood Hills, despite Tory sending her apology texts and allegedly attempting to bribe her into silence.
Tory’s previously said he was framed, and according to Complex, he pleaded not guilty to the slew of charges he’s facing for allegedly pulling the trigger.
Lanez has been charged with assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm and negligent discharge of a gun.
According to Megan, a former friend of hers, Kelsey Nicole, and Tory started fighting while in the car, at which point Megan left the vehicle to remove herself from the situation.
From there, Lanez allegedly pointed a gun at Megan, telling her to “dance bitch,” before firing five shots at the Houston rapper. Megan was wounded in both of her feet.
Here’s Megan arriving at court:
Megan thee Stallion arrives to court to testify against Tory Lanez. pic.twitter.com/uW3zNnzqek
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And here’s Tory, who brought
a prop his young son for support. I’m sure this won’t be traumatic for him at all:
Tory Lanez arrived at court with his son, who isn't involved in the trialpic.twitter.com/YUdDipJfKh
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) December 13, 2022
Megan tearfully delved further into the details of the shooting. via People:
During the second day of the trial on Tuesday, Megan took the stand with Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta, who asked the rapper if she’s having a hard time opening up.
“I’m having a really difficult time sitting up here telling my story and having to sit across [from] people who have made up lies about me and having to [sit] across from Tory,” Megan responded.
Getting emotional, Megan added, “I try to be strong. I don’t like to look weak. I don’t want to give them the power that they’ve taken from me for the last three years.”
She said in an effort to avoid talking about the alleged shooting, “I can’t even be happy… I don’t want to talk to friends or family.”
“I don’t want to live,” she said, loud but emotional. “I wish he had just shot and killed me if I had to go through this torture.”
She told Ta that she heard multiple gunshots before Ta played an audio recording of them, which Megan confirmed sounded like the events of the night.
“I heard the gunshot. I don’t know how many, but feels like it went on forever.”
“I’ve never been shot at before in my life,” Megan said, explaining that she saw Lanez shooting “at me.”
“As soon as he started shooting, I put my head down,” Megan said, stating that she lowered her head because “I was scared, and I didn’t move.”
According to Megan, “He said, ‘Dance bitch,’ and I turned to him and saw him shoot.”
Megan revealed the very sad reality that she was terrified of police getting involved because she didn’t want them to shoot her too.
Megan said once officers arrived, her fear grew as they had guns, and she was scared they would also shoot her. She noted that she didn’t see her friend at the time, Kelsey.
“Nobody cared I was bleeding. Felt like I don’t matter,” said Megan, tearfully explaining her reaction when officers arrived, handcuffing her and putting her on a gurney. “Nobody cares what is happening to me right now.”
She also worried that coming forward with the truth would negatively affect the trajectory of her career in the male-dominated rap game (also see: Drake’s song where he implied that she’s lying about this whole thing).
Megan remained teary for the rest of Ta’s questioning, stating her frustration with how the case has played out, especially among male musicians.
“Every man in a position of power in the music industry has taken his side,” said Megan, referring to the support Lanez has received in the time since the incident.
Megan revealed earlier in the day that she and Lanez had a sexual relationship at the time of the incident, something she has denied up until this point.
“Not a day goes by without being called a liar,” she continued. “This whole thing is about who I was having sex with, not who shot me, and I don’t know why.”
And, of course, the only time Tory (who tried to use this ordeal to sell albums) reacted to any of Megan’s testimony was when she asserted that she was a more popular artist than him at the time of the shooting.
Asked if she was more popular and successful than Lanez at the time of the alleged shooting, she confidently said “Yes,” which caused Lanez’s blank face to turn into a startled and dismayed reaction, eventually mouthing “Okay” as she continued on the stand.
I hope for Megan’s sake that this trial doesn’t drag on and justice is served. When it comes to rappers, Canada isn’t sending us their best or brightest. It’s time for Snow to make a comeback.