Megan Thee Stallion Says Canada's Tory Lanez Shot Her
Megan Thee Stallion admitted Thursday night it was Canadian singer Tory Lanez who shot her last month and said she didn’t speak up sooner because she was protecting him.
“Yes … Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and s**t,” she said during an Instagram Live.
Police responding to a 911 call stopped the SUV that Stallion was in with Lanez and two others at around 4:30 a.m. on July 12. She was taken to hospital by officers and Lanez, 28, was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
The Los Angeles Police Department have said that Stallion never told officers at the scene that she was the victim of a crime. Although she was briefly detained, Stallion was not charged.
Three days after the incident, Stallion took to social media to deny reports her foot was injured by broken glass. “I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” she said, without naming the person who shot her.
Weeks later, Stallion said during an Instagram Live that it was “the worst experience of my life” and urged people not to make light of what happened. “I didn’t put my hands on nobody,” she said. “I didn’t deserve to get shot.”
On Thursday, Stallion recalled she was in the SUV with a female friend, Lanez and his bodyguard. An argument broke out and Stallion, who was in the front seat and only five minutes from home, decided to get out.
She said Lanez, “from out the backseat of the car starts shooting me.”
Stallion explained that she didn’t initially tell police about the shooting because she feared how officers would react to an armed Black man in the vehicle.
“I tried to save [Lanez]. Even though he tried to shoot me, I tried to spare him. He not in jail because I didn’t tell the [police] what happened as soon as it happened and I should have,” she said. “I’m smart. I didn’t have to spare [Lanez] … but I did. But I’m done.”
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has not commented on Stallion’s allegation. The native of Brampton, Ont. who lives in Florida has not posted anything on Twitter or Instagram since the day before the incident.
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