Updated July 17, 2020: As the investigation into the police stop involving Tory Lanez and Megan thee Stallion unfolds, more troubling information has surfaced about how exactly the Houston rapper may have received her gunshot injuries.
A new report from TMZ alleges that Lanez is responsible for Megan's injuries. Early this morning, the outlet shared that an an argument broke out between the musicians and Megan's best friend Kelsey Nicole in a chauffeur-driven SUV, and the conflict escalated when the women wanted to leave the vehicle. TMZ reports that Lanez allegedly fired his weapon inside of the car, with the bullets hitting Megan's feet in the process.
Lanez has since been arrested for the possession of a concealed weapon, but no charges have been made in connection to the shooting itself, likely due to the fact that the parties involved have been unwilling to explain exactly what went down inside of the car that night. The investigation has been stalled in the process, but the LAPD may have access to cell phone footage from the incident that will allow them to put the pieces together soon.
There's been no word from Lanez or his team about the shooting, but various people from Megan's camp have not shied away from talking — albeit cryptically — about what happened.
"I want to clear up the rumors that I shot Megan," Nicole shared in a brief social media post. "I WASN'T the one with the gun and would never do something like that. However I was present."
"I hope y'all don't believe he was defending her!" wrote producer LilJuMadeDaBeat of the breaking news in a now-deleted tweet. "This is a bullshit story."
"@torylanez count your fucking days," he tweeted again before deleting.
This is a developing story.
This story was originally published on July 16, 2020.
Last weekend, Megan thee Stallion made headlines after news broke that she and R&B singer Tory Lanez had been detained by police in Los Angeles during a dramatic gun bust. Today, the rapper cleared up misconceptions about the now-viral event and shared some disturbing new details about the encounter.
Reports say that the drama began at a house party in the Hollywood Hills when witnesses informed the police that they heard arguing in an SUV parked near the home around 4:30 in the morning. The authorities investigation traced the car to Lanez and pulled him over citing law enforcement; their search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of a gun inside the vehicle.
TMZ reported that Lanez was taken into custody and charged with carrying a concealed weapon (an infraction that could result in jail time), and Megan — who was with him at the time — was identified as a “victim” after initially being detained. She had an observable foot injury that the police chalked up to being cut by broken glass and was subsequently taken to the hospital for treatment.
Days later, Megan revealed that her foot injury wasn't related to stepping on glass — she says she was actually hit by a bullet.
"The narrative that is being reported about Sunday's morning events are inaccurate and I'd like to set the record straight," Megan shared on Instagram today. "On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets."
Megan assured her fans that the surgery was a success and that she'll be doing everything in her power to be in good form so she can keep making music. It was a no doubt "traumatic event," but it also came with an important life lesson.
"This whole experience was an eye opener and a blessing in disguise," she captioned the note. "I hate that it took this experience for me to learn how to protect my energy."