Megan Thee Stallion took the stand Tuesday in rapper Tory Lanez’s assault trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The Houston rapper, real name Megan Pete, told jurors Lanez shot her in the feet in the early morning hours of July 12, 2020.
The “Savage” rapper broke down on the stand and said she’s still traumatized by the incident, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“I wish he would’ve just shot and killed me if I knew I was going to have to go through this torture,” the female rapper testified.
The Grammy-winning artist admitted she had a non-exclusive sexual relationship with Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, after previously denying in a national TV interview with Gayle King that the two had dated.
The shooting occurred when Megan and her former best friend, Kelsey Harris, left a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house in the Hollywood Hills. The two women got into an SUV with Lanez and his bodyguard before a dispute erupted.
Megan Thee Stallion told jurors the argument started when Lanez blurted out that he had a sexual relationship with the female rapper in front of Harris, who had a “crush” on the Canadian rapper. Once Lanez revealed he’d had sex with Megan, the argument escalated.
The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper said Lanez told her “dance, b–ch” and shot her in the feet after she got out of the SUV.
“I’m in shock. I’m scared. I hear the gun going off, and I can’t believe he’s shooting at me,” she testified.
“He started apologizing,” the female rapper said. She added that Lanez pleaded with her not to say anything because he was already on probation and offered her $1 million to keep quiet.
Lanez is charged with assault with a semiautomatic firearm; discharging a firearm with gross negligence and carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and using a firearm to inflict great bodily injury. The rapper pleaded not guilty.
Megan has previously said someone in the neighborhood called police about the shooting and there were helicopters flying over the SUV. Officers ordered everyone out of the vehicle, but she didn’t admit she had been shot. “I said I stepped on glass,” she testified Tuesday.
“At the time, we are at the height of police brutality… I felt like if I said ‘This man has just shot me,’ they might shoot first and ask questions later,” Megan told the court.
She added that she didn’t want to snitch because “in the Black community, in my community, it’s not really acceptable to be cooperating with police officers.”
After undergoing surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she reported the shooting a few days later.
In a 2020 op-ed for The New York Times, she said about the shooting: “…too many men treat all women as objects, which helps them to justify inflicting abuse against us when we choose to exercise our own free will.”