Drama and conjecture have been swirling around WAP rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Toronto-area performer Tory Lanez over the past few months, especially ever since the former broke the news that it was allegedly the latter who shot her in a much-publicized incident that took place in L.A. back in July.
Details continue to emerge about the evening, during which Lanez is said to have shot Stallion from the back seat of his SUV as she tried to walk away from an altercation in the vehicle — tidbits including this week's revelation that Lanez apparently apologized to the victim over text, admitting his fault.
His excuse? He was drunk.
Who gets "too drunk" and starts shooting people 😫— LTK (@Ltknkosi) September 10, 2020
"I know u prolly never gone talk to me again, but I genuinely want u to know I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart," TMZ reports that Lanez texted Megan soon after the shooting. "I was just too drunk"
"None the less s**t should have never happened and I can't change what did. I just feel horrible. Cuz I genuinely just got too drunk," he continued.
The fact that some people refused to believe Megan thee Stallion at her word and were waiting to hear Tory Lanez side of the story like it was gonna change how we see a man shooting a woman just for him to say he did bc he was drunk... so he shot her for no reason, LIKE SHE SAID pic.twitter.com/LFw8kjWVPc— 🧚🏾♂️ hanbin bias 🧚🏾♂️ (@dojabins) September 9, 2020
It was in the wee hours of July 12 that Lanez allegedly shot Stallion in not one, but both feet after they left a party in the Hollywood Hills.
Police, who were responding to a call about a fight at the get-together, arrested and charged the Canadian musician with carrying a concealed weapon in his car, and also had Stallion rushed to hospital, unaware of the fact that Megan's wounds were gunshots or that Lanez was potentially connected to her injuries.
Stallion's friend and Lanez's bodyguard were also present in the chauffeur-driven vehicle.
crazy that in 20yrs tory lanez is only gonna be known as the rapper who shot megan thee stallion— self saboteur (@jq_30) September 10, 2020
Lanez is currently out on bond after being released on a $35,000 bail, and is heading to court for the concealed weapon charge in October.
He could also now face felony charges for assault with a semiautomatic firearm from the L.A. County District Attorney, though he's yet to be arrested or actually charged for the shooting yet.
Tory Lanez’s “apology” was NOT a sincere apology.— Shay-Akil McLean, BA², MA², PhD (@Hood_Biologist) September 10, 2020
1: He blamed alcohol for his actions.
2: He offered no resources to address the wrong he did. Pay for AWL of Megan Thee Stallion’s hospital bills, for one. That’s a great start & begin a conversation about what she needs.
Many Toronto fans disowned the hip-hop artist, who actually hails from Brampton, after Stallion shared the allegedly true version of events on Instagram Live late last month.
by Becky Robertson via blogTO