Tory Lanez is going to trial for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot last year, after new details emerged about the case.
According to Detective Ryan Stogner’s testimony at the preliminary hearing this week, Megan said that Tory had been drinking at the time she was shot and told her to “dance, b*tch, dance” while firing near her feet.
Megan also claimed Tory apologized and offered to pay her to stay quiet about who shot her. On top of that, a recording of a phone call the rapper made from jail had him apologizing to the other woman who was present at the shooting, Megan’s friend Kelsey, for something that happened when he was drunk, although he didn’t specify what.
Enough evidence was put forward that the assault charges against Lanez were upheld and the case is expected to go to trial next year.
But Lanez wasn’t thrilled with what went down or how it’s subsequently been presented in the media, tweeting that court was actually “45 minutes of my lawyer stating contradictory evidence that proves my innocence.”
The lawyer, Shawn Holley, seems interested in suggesting that Kelsey was actually the one who shot, claiming they were arguing just before the shooting and harped on “inconsistent accounts of what happened” that Megan allegedly gave to police the same night. He is presumably referring to the “WAP” rapper initially telling police she had glass in her foot rather than a bullet, which she later said was because she was afraid police would shoot Lanez if they knew he had a gun.
The case has repeatedly left fans divided between the two stars.
But accusations of misogynoir against those defending Tory no matter what have been rolling in.
More evidence and firsthand accounts will undoubtedly come out by the time this goes to trial, but as several pointed out, the important takeaway for now is that the case is apparently compelling enough that the charges aren’t getting dismissed.