Tory Lanez attended a preliminary hearing in his felony assault case at a Los Angeles courthouse on Tuesday (December 14) where a Los Angeles Police Department detective claimed he told Megan Thee Stallion to “dance bitch” before allegedly shooting her in the feet. But in new witness testimony, Megan Thee Stallion’s account of what actually happened has been called in question.
According to TMZ, a detective testified in court an independent witness claimed Megan and her friend Kelsey got into a verbal argument moments before the gun went off. The witness also claimed the gun’s muzzle flash went off closer to Kelsey than Lanez. But Megan Thee Stallion is appalled by TMZ‘s initial coverage and took to Twitter to slam the outlet for seemingly negating the fact she was actually shot … with a gun.
“Don’t blogs/journalists have to have accurate/credible sources before going with a story?” she wrote. “Or is it just like a new I got paid to post this or I heard out from home girl type policy these days. Like I’ve been SHOT and the focus of some these headlines are dismissing that I was attacked with a WEAPON WHILE I WAS UNARMED and trying to paint it as a cat fight between friends why do I have to relive this with everyone on the internet every day ? And watch y’all gaslight me.”
The Los Angeles-based outlet quickly updated its story and added, “Fact is … even if there was a dispute with Kelsey inside the SUV, we know Megan was shot while she was standing outside the vehicle. Megan’s openly said she got out of the car because she didn’t want to argue anymore … which makes the dispute almost irrelevant to the moment the trigger was pulled.”
The incident happened in July 2020 after a night out with Keeping Up With The Kardashians alum Kylie Jenner. Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion and a couple of their friends were riding in a black SUV when an argument broke out. Megan Thee Stallion was shot and Tory Lanez wound up in jail for concealing a weapon. While initially mum on who pulled the trigger, Megan ultimately pointed the finger at Lanez who has maintained his innocence ever since.
Despite Tory Lanez’s claims of innocence, the LAPD still charged him with felony assault in October 2020. Lanez is expected back in court on January 13. Meanwhile, HipHopDX has reached out to Megan Thee Stallion’s camp for a statement.