Megan Thee Stallion took the stand in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, telling jurors that rapper Tory Lanez had fired five shots in her feet, yelled at her to dance, and injured her while trying to get away from her in the Hollywood Hills for over two years. before.
“I’m in shock. The Grammy-winning hip-hop superstar testified Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times. “I hear the gun go off and I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.”
The 30-year-old Canadian rapper Lanez, who pleaded not guilty to firing a firearm in gross negligence, assaulting with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unlicensed firearm in a vehicle, was testified on the second day of his trial.
With fans gathered outside the courthouse and in the courtroom corridor, Megan entered the courtroom late Tuesday morning wearing a purple suit and heavily guarded.
“I’m not feeling well,” Megan, 27, said at the beginning of the questioning of Assistant District Attorney Kathy Ta. “I can’t believe I had to come here and do this.”
On July 12, 2020, at Kylie Jenner’s home in Hollywood Hills, Lanez said she had left a party in an SUV with her bodyguard and friend Kelsey Harris.
Megan said that she and Lanez became close due to the loss of their mother and had occasional sexual intercourse. His friend Harris, who was “in love” with Lanez, tried to stir up the women by telling Megan that she needed to stop lying to her friend.
Megan said the argument got out of hand and only got hotter when she and Lanez started ruining each other’s music and careers.
“I feel like that really rubbed him the wrong way,” she said. “He was constantly yelling and swearing.”
She was wearing a bikini but got out of the vehicle and tried to walk away when Lanez bent down and opened fire, injuring the back of her feet. At one point, “Dance b——-!” she testified.
“I looked at my feet and I see all the blood,” he said. “Everyone is shouting now. He looked shocked. Kelsey looked shocked.
Lanez’s lawyer, George Mgdesyan, said in his keynote speech that his injury showed he could not clearly see the shooter behind him and would present more evidence against his story during the trial.
Sitting at the defense table in a bronze suit and turtleneck, Lanez took notes as he spoke.
He came to the court, holding his young son’s hand. He carried the boy out of the courthouse during lunch break and at the end of the day.
“This is my support system and I am his,” he told reporters.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, could face more than 22 years in prison if found guilty of any crime. He may also be deported to his native Canada.
Lanez has had successful mixtape and major label records since her career debut in 2009, with her last two albums reaching the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
Megan Thee Stallion, legal name Megan Pete, was already a huge up-and-coming star at the time of the event, and her career has skyrocketed since then. She won a Grammy for best new artist in 2021 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for her song “Savage” featuring Beyoncé and as a guest on Cardi B’s “WAP”.