Megan Thee Stallion Wants Tory Lanez To Go To Jail For Allegedly Shooting Her


Megan Thee Stallion told Rolling Stone Wednesday she wants rapper Tory Lanez, who allegedly shot her in the feet in 2020, to be imprisoned after he faces trial over the incident in September.

Key Facts

Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete, said she wants Lanez to “go to jail, I want him to go under the jail,” when he faces trial for one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying an unregistered weapon, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Megan said she “never put my hands” on Lanez and doesn’t understand why he allegedly shot her after the two and a former friend of hers got in an argument in a car, saying “people argue every day.”

Lanez has denied shooting Megan, and Megan told Rolling Stone she has faced a strong group of detractors online who believe she is lying about Lanez shooting her or who say “I would’ve shot that bitch too,” she said.

Megan said she doesn’t “feel like anybody’s taking me seriously,” but she doesn’t want those who speak against her to know how much their words affect her.

Lanez, who is being tried in Los Angeles in the fall, declined to comment to Rolling Stone through his lawyer, who Forbes has also reached out to for comment.

Crucial Quote

“In some kind of way I became the villain,” Megan said. “I wonder if it’s because of the way I look. Is it because I’m not light enough? Is it that I’m not white enough? Am I not the shape? The height? Because I’m not petite? Do I not seem like I’m worth being treated like a woman?”

Key Background

In July 2020, Megan, Lanez and Megan’s former friend Kelsey Harris left Kylie Jenner’s house in a car. Megan told Gayle King in an interview this spring that the Harris and Lanez began to argue, and Megan got out of the vehicle twice. When she returned she got involved in the argument. The last time she exited the vehicle, Lanez allegedly told Megan to “dance, bitch” and shot her. Megan said Lanez offered her $1 million for her silence and quickly apologized after the incident, though he didn’t offer her help. Stallion said she initially told police and other emergency responders that she stepped on glass, which she said she did in order to protect Lanez and the group from the police, believing they weren’t safe with law enforcement. CBS obtained Megan’s medical records that showed she still has bullet fragments in her feet, and text messages from Harris to Megan’s security at the time that said “Tory shot Meg.” In April, Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, violated a protective order Megan had obtained against him by discussing her and DNA evidence on social media. Lanez has said Megan and him were in a relationship at the time, which Megan denied.

Further Reading

Megan Thee Stallion Details Alleged Tory Lanez Shooting in Gayle King Interview (Pitchfork)

What to Know About the Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Case (The Cut)

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