Rapper Tory Lanez will be heading to prison to serve a ten-year term. Lanez was convicted of three felonies late last year after shooting Megan Thee Stallion during an argument.
The charges stemmed from a dispute after Lanez, Megan and her former assistant and ex-friend Kelsey Harris left a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s home in Los Angeles on July 12, 2020. As driver Jaquan Smith was shuttling them around in a Cadillac Escalade, an argument erupted in the vehicle and moved outside onto a sidewalk in the Hollywood Hills.
According to prosecutors in court, as Megan began walking away, she heard Lanez shout, “Dance, bitch!” and began shooting a 9mm pistol at her feet, injuring her so that she dropped to the ground and crawled to safety. County Assistant District Attorney Alexander Bott said in court that her ex-friend Harris freaked out when Lanez approached the two women after he fired five shots at Megan while she “lay bleeding in a random driveway.” Megan was later hospitalized and underwent surgery.
As for Meg, she’s just out here having a hot girl summer again and sharing workout tips.
Back in May, Meg contributed a piece to Elle that opened up about the incident for the first time:
I don’t want to call myself a victim. As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable. Not only did I survive being shot by someone I trusted and considered a close friend, but I overcame the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the entire world to see.
For years, my attacker laughed and joked about my trauma. For years, my attacker peddled false narratives about what happened on the night of July 12, 2020. For years, my attacker tried to leverage social media to take away my power. Imagine how it feels to be called a liar every day? Especially from a person who was once part of your inner circle.
Now that’s some hard-earned wisdom!
Images: Jared Milgrim / The Photo Access / Avalon (Lanez); JPI Studios / Avalon (Megan)