Tory Lanez Apologized Profusely After Megan Thee Stallion Shooting, Prosecutor Says

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Opening statements began Monday in the Los Angeles trial of rapper Tory Lanez, who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the feet in 2020.

Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott told the court Lanez ordered the female rapper to “dance, bi–h,” before firing five shots, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Bott said Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, had to undergo surgery after the shooting.

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Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, was arrested and subsequently 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.

Bott said the shooting followed a dispute when Megan Thee Stallion and her bikini-clad former best friend, Kelsey Harris, got into a Cadillac Escalade with Lanez after leaving a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house on July 12, 2020.

The two rappers got into an argument after the “Savage” performer “insulted” Lanez’s rap skills, according to prosecutors. Megan Thee Stallion then demanded to be let out of the vehicle. In response, Lanez became enraged and allegedly fired five shots at her feet, according to the prosecution.

Bott said Lanez texted the Houston rapper the next night and wrote: “I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart… s—t should have never happened and I can’t change what I did.”

The prosecution added that in a phone call later, Lanez apologized again and said he was “just too drunk.”

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Lanez’s attorney, George Mgdesyan, told jurors the prosecution had taken the phone call “out of context.”

Mgdesyan added that the dispute was caused by rivalry between the two women over the “It Doesn’t Matter” rapper, and stressed that the women were not being “truthful.”

The defense lawyer said it was a “case of jealousy” over the Canadian rapper, because the two women both had sexual relationships with him.

At another point in court, the prosecution said Lanez and Harris, who was nearby at the time of the shooting, both tested positive for gunshot residue.

Mgdesyan questioned why Harris had gunshot residue on her if she didn’t pull the trigger. The attorney also asked why police didn’t test the gun to check to see if Harris’ DNA was on the weapon.

Megan Thee Stallion is expected to take the stand on Tuesday.