Megan Thee Stallion Says Tory Lanez Tried to Give Her Money to Not Say Anything About the Shooting: Report
In GQ magazine's Men of the Year issue, which features Hot Girl Megan on the cover with the tag line "Rapper of the Year," and was unveiled on Monday (Nov. 16), she divulged a bit more about the shooting that took place in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles back in July. She says that Tory offered herself and her friend, presumed to be Megan's former friend Kelsey Nicole, money not to say anything about the shooting.
Megan previously said that an argument had taken place in the SUV that she, Tory, a friend and security guard were riding in at the time. In this latest interview, the "Wap" rapper shares that she initially thought to find another way home, but because her phone was dead, it was late at night and she was wearing a bikini because they had left a pool party, she was encouraged to get back in the car. Megan later tried to get out of the car again and walk away, but she claims Tory started shooting at her feet.
After the shooting occurred is when the supposed bribe for Megan and her friend to keep things between themselves took place. "[At this point] I'm really scared because this is like right in the middle of all the protesting," Megan says. "Police are just killing everybody for no reason, and I'm thinking, ‘I can't believe you even think I want to take some money. Like, you just shot me.'"
Megan did not disclose any details regarding what led to the incident, but she did say that Black people often being victimized by police is why she was not honest about her injury when officers arrived at the scene. Reports that surfaced online around the time of the shooting said that Meg's foot had been cut by glass, which was not how she was injured.
Following the verbal dispute between Tory and Megan in July, shots were reportedly fired into the air in a Hollywood Hills neighborhood. After leaving the scene, the rappers were pulled over in an SUV by police and detained. The Toronto native was later arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.
Last month, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office charged Tory Lanez with one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm—personal use of a firearm—and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Tory, who wasn't present at his first court appearance to face the charge on Oct. 13 and called in by phone, had a continuance requested on his behalf by his attorney, Shawn Holly. The judge presiding over the case ordered that he stay 100 yards away from Megan. His bail was also set for $190,000, which was likely paid that day as a bail bondsman was in the courtroom at the time of the hearing.
Tory Lanez is due back in court on Wednesday (Nov. 18).
As for Megan, she's slated to drop a new album, Good News, on Friday (Nov. 20).
XXL has reached out to Tory Lanez's and Megan Thee Stallion's attorneys for a comment.
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