For two years, rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez they have been embroiled in a bitter tug-of-war that culminated in Lanez being attacked on weapons charges and facing trial. With the trial scheduled to begin on December 12, 2022, Lanez was released from the house arrest to which the court initially placed him.
Tory Lanez alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion
It all started in July 2020. At that time, Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez were friends that they shared things in common, like the recent loss of their mothers. But an altercation turned into a near-fatal incident.
Megan Thee stallion she opened up about her experience in an April 2022 interview with Gayle King. According to Megan, she got out of the car she was in with Lanez and her associates after an argument. Moments later, Lanez yelled “Dance, bitch” from the car and shot her in the feet.
Lanez was officially charged with felony assault in October 2020. Two years later, in October 2022, Lanez was placed on house arrest after the judge received a sealed bail revocation motion from prosecutors following the allegations. that the rapper assaulted musician August Alsina in Chicago in September. In December 2022, days before the trial was to begin, prosecutors charged Lanez with another felony for negligently discharging a firearm.
Tory Lanez was released from house arrest before the start of the trial
Before the trial began, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David Herriford, who presided over the case from the beginning, ordered Lanez released from house arrest.
“I will end house arrest right now. The main reason is that during the trial, it is difficult to have a client who is not accessible. I’m doing this primarily for the trial preparation aspect,” Herriford said, according to Rolling Stone.
Lanez’s lawyer, Daniel Mgdesyan, argued that Lanez should not be under house arrest during his trial. “If he is required to have an ankle monitor in front of the jurors, I think he is just punitive. It’s useless,” he said.
Opening statements in the trial are scheduled to begin on December 12.
Megan Thee Stallion has spoken out about the shooting
Tory Lanez has repeatedly denied Megan Thee Stallion’s claims that she shot him, insisting that the facts will come out in court; For her part, Megan has agreed that the facts will come out for all to hear.
He lamented the breakdown of his friendship with Lanez in a June 2022 interview with Rolling Stone. “I feel like you’ve tried to break me enough already. You already shot me. So why are you dragging him like that? Like, what else? Have you hated me so much all along and I didn’t see it? she said.
“I’m trying every day to get over it and be good,” she continued. “I feel so bad because I feel like no one is taking me seriously, but I don’t want them to see me cry. I don’t want them to know that I feel that way, because I don’t want them to feel like, ‘Oh, I got you. I’m breaking you.’”
“I want him to go to jail,” he said sternly. “I want him to go away under the jail.”
One person in the music industry who apparently supports Lanez is fellow Canadian rapper Drakewho apparently said that Megan is lying in the song “Circo Loco” from her new album His lost.