This week saw the start of the trial between Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez. If you recall, Megan took the stand during this trial to accuse the Canadian musician Tory Lanez once again of being the shooter who caused the wounds to her feet. This was in a shooting that occurred in July 2020. But that’s not all, she also added that he had offered her a million dollars to buy her silence.
In her statement, Megan began by recounting her feelings during the evening.
“I’m in shock. I’m scared. I hear the gunshot and I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.”
At that point, Lanez allegedly made a million-dollar offer to the rapper and her friend Kelsey Harris to stop talking after undoubtedly realizing what he had just done. According to the Los Angeles Times, he was on probation and was worried that they would alert the authorities about him. Megan recalls Lanez’s words to this day:
“Don’t say anything and I’ll give you a million dollars.”
Lenz has already pleaded not guilty to the charges of the reckless discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm, and assault.
He has also claimed that Megan and her group tried to “frame” him in various songs since its release. He might serve over 23 years in prison if found guilty.
When all of these happen, Megan Thee Stallion didn’t speak right away
Megan then explained why, at first, she didn’t tell the police.
“We were in a period of heavy police brutality…I thought if I said this man shot me, they might shoot first and ask questions later. I don’t feel safe in the car. I don’t feel safe with the police. And then in my community, it’s not really well seen to cooperate with the police.”
She also admitted that she was afraid to speak and the consequences it could have had on her career.
Asked why she didn’t report shooting to LAPD during the vehicle stop: “At this time we are at the height of police brutality… I felt if I said this man had shot me, they might shoot first and ask questions later. I don’t feel safe in the car. I don’t feel safe with the police.”
— James Queally (@JamesQueallyLAT) December 13, 2022