Tory Lanez Denies Shooting Megan Thee Stallion In New Song
The rapper, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, returned to Twitter for the first time since the shooting on July 12 to announce the album on Thursday, “To my fans… I’m sorry for my silence… but respectfully… I got time today… 9 PM PST.”
On the album, Lanez raps: “Gotta see a couple questions / How the f— you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?/ How the f— your team is trying to pay me in some whole millions? / I just lost like 10 million dollars because this cold business / But I got like 10 million followers that’s gon’ roll with me / Fans that support me because they know my heart.”
Immediately after the alleged shooting, Megan The Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, claimed that she had stepped on glass and injured her foot. But, three days later she released a statement saying that Lanez had shot her in the foot: “I suffered gunshot wounds as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me.”
She claimed that she originally lied about Lanez shooting her in order to protect him from police officers amid society’s current discussion of police violence against black people.
“The police come, I’m scared,” she said. “Police was literally killing black people for no reason. The police is really aggressive. You think I’m about to tell the police that us black people got a gun in the car?”
Lanez was arrested following the incident on a concealed carry charge, and he was released a few hours later on $35,000 bail. He is due back in court on October 13. A possible assault charge is still under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Many social media users criticized Lanez’s “diss track” filled album. Some claimed that he was insensitive to drop an album defending his actions of allegedly shooting an unarmed black woman following the Kentucky court decision to not charge the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor.
“Imagine screaming ‘Protect Black Women’ and tweeting bout how upset you are that Breonna Taylor’s killers got acquitted and in less than 24hrs Tory Lanez make you forget all that,” one Twitter user said, garnering more than 1,000 likes.
Imagine screaming “Protect Black Women” and tweeting bout how upset you are that Breonna Taylor’s killers got acquitted and in less than 24hrs Tory Lanez make you forget all that pic.twitter.com/VS3CFvv2oc
— Ave Guapo ♿️ (@Davinci4x) September 25, 2020