Meg thee Stallion and Tory Lanez Feud Ignites New Apologies, Photos, and Clout
In late December it was revealed that Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, was being convicted of three felony counts after
In late December it was revealed that Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, was being convicted of three felony counts after shooting Megan thee Stallion in the foot in 2020. Lanez will be facing at least 22 years behind bars for felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm. The rapper has a sentencing hearing scheduled for January 27 but, in the meantime, other members of the rap community are speaking out, some even swallowing their pride and sending an apology to Meg thee Stallion for their prior opinions.
Going Out With A Bang (Literally)
In July 2020, Meg thee Stallion was driving home during the early morning hours with Lanez and her now ex-BFF Kelsey Harris. All was well until the ‘Savage’ singer got into an argument with Lanez for criticizing his rap abilities. As she walked away from the vehicle Lanez fired towards her feet while yelling, “Dance b***h!”
Initially, Meg thee Stallion told police that she had stepped on glass but the next day she suffered wounds from the gunshot that forced her to speak the truth of the scenario. In her testimony, she explained, “I didn’t want to talk to the officer because I didn’t want to be a snitch.” She added in, “Because Tory has come out and told so many lies about me, and making this all a sex scandal, people don’t want to touch me. It feels like I’m a sick bird.”
Directly after the incident, Lanez allegedly offered Harris and the female rapper a million dollars for them to keep quiet. However, some of the better evidence of the case is texts between Harris and Lanez’s bodyguard. Meg thee Stallion’s best friend at the time texted the male rapper’s bodyguard, “Help,” and “Tory shot Meg.” During the hearing for the case, another text message was shown which read “I’m deeply sorry,” from Lanez to Meg. However, Lanez says that he meant that towards their romantic fallout rather than the gunshot wound.
Meg thee Stallion Comes Out On Top
The up-and-coming female rapper was reaching the height of her career when the incident happened – having released a collaboration with Beyoncé which became her first No. 1 Billboard hit as well as one of her biggest hits, “WAP” with Cardi B was released. With that being said, some members of the industry accused Megan of using the incident for attention or simply just didn’t believe her.
One celebrity who publicly apologized to Meg the Stallion this morning for not believing her was 50 Cent. During his radio interview with Big Boy (January 11), the male rapper expressed, “I’m gonna apologize to Megan Thee Stallion.” Continuing, “I said some things, and it was because… On social media, I posted things that — when she was with Gayle [King] — she said, ‘Were you intimate with Tory Lanez?’ And she said, ‘What?’ and it was like, ‘No.’ And I was like, ‘Ah, she lying.’ At that point I knew she was lying, it wouldn’t be no reason for them to be around each other. From that, it felt like she was lying, to me.”
50 Cent explained that he was apologizing to Meg thee Stallion because of a conversation he heard between Lanez and Harris. He shared that he ” “should apologize to her, because when I heard the [jail] phone conversation [between Lanez and Meg’s former best friend Kelsey Harris] … That made me feel like, ‘Oh sh–, now I know what happened.’” Adding in, “I’m sure that was probably what swayed people in court too.”
This apology follows a tweet made by 50 Cent in December which compared Megan to Jussie Smollett, the former Empire acted who made headlines for lying about being physically attacked in 2019 for a hate crime.
Another person getting on board with standing behind Meg the Stallion is Soulja Boy. The “Crank That” singer got passionate during an Instagram Live session threatening to beat up Lanez if he ever gets released from prison and also wishes terrible things for him while behind bars. While many fans of the case stood with Soulja Boy, others felt like his message was a bit disingenuous and more about getting clout than support.