Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion’s high-profile felony assault case finally got underway yesterday, and the proceedings have revealed a lot more new information about the hazy pool party that sparked the issue in the first place.
According to TMZ, Megan Thee Stallion’s camp claimed that Tory fired five shots at the female rapper in July 2020, injuring her on the feet.
Tory allegedly shot Megan because the latter allegedly insulted the former’s abilities, calling him sarcastically a “beautiful artist.”
Tory was tipped off by this, prompting him to shoot Megan. It was widely reported at the time that Lanez began firing at Megan when she exited the SUV they were in, with Lanez yelling “Dance, Bitch!” as he did so.
However, new timelines were being pieced together in the new proceeding.
According to Tory Lanez’s accounts, Megan Thee Stallion was invited to Kylie Jenner’s 2020 pool party, along with her best friend and assistant at the time, Kelsey Harris. Megan was accused of being rowdy and was asked to leave the party while she was still present.
She then drove Lanez and Harris home in the SUV driven by Lanez’s security guard Jauquan Smith, who allegedly owned the 9mm gun.
According to TMZ, Lanez’s defense is attempting to shift blame away from the Canadian rapper, leading the jury to believe that he was not the triggerman. George Mgdesyan, his attorney, even argued that Lanez’s DNA was never found on the gun and that he had apparently been wearing a swimsuit during the incident, raising the question of where he would have pulled the gun from.
However, the prosecution (Megan’s side) presented incriminating evidence indicating Lanez’s admission of guilt following the incident.
Lanez said in a flurry of text messages sent to Megan:
“Meg. I know u prolly never gone to talk to me again. But genuinely I want u to know I’mn sorry from the bottom of my heart And I was just too drunk None the less shit should have never happened and I can’t change what did . I feel horrible.”
According to other sources, Lanez’s camp is attempting to blame Kelsey Harris for firing the gun rather than Lanez.
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone reports that the prosecution will rely on Harris to prove Lanez’s guilt.
The prosecution told the court:
“Kelsey, she’ll tell you she didn’t know if the defendant still had this gun. She didn’t know what the defendant was capable of if he was going to continue his assault. Her defensive instincts kicked into gear, and she approached the defendant. She’ll tell you the defendant physically assaulted her at that point. He pulled her by her hair, and he either punched her or slapped her.”
Tory Lanez, a Canadian citizen, faces 22 years and eight months in prison and deportation from the United States if convicted.