Tory Lanez to Megan Thee Stallion after shooting: ‘I ... just got too drunk’
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez apologized to Megan Thee Stallion over text after he allegedly shot her outside a Hollywood Hills mansion, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed.
TMZ first reported that Lanez claimed he “got too drunk” in messages sent to the “Savage” artist after the incident, which occurred in the early hours of July 12 and left Megan Thee Stallion with bullet wounds in her feet.
“I know u prolly never gone talk to me again, but I genuinely want u to know I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart,” Lanez wrote in a text obtained by TMZ. “[It] should have never happened and I can’t change what did. I just feel horrible.”
Last month, the “WAP” hitmaker identified Lanez on Instagram Live as the person who allegedly shot her and challenged him to “stop lying” about the encounter. She added that she didn’t report Lanez to Los Angeles police who arrived on the scene because she was afraid for her safety.
“You shot me,” she said. “You scared to come tell everybody that you ... shot me, and you’ve got your whole ... team on the internet lying, trying to cover [you]. And I’m tired of it.”
Lanez, who has not publicly commented on Megan Thee Stallion’s accusation, was arrested that morning on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and later released on bail. He has not been charged with anything related to the incident, though the L.A. County district attorney’s office is reviewing a potential charge of felony assault with a firearm in connection with the case, which is still under investigation.
“I can confirm we have turned over our investigation and files to the LA District Attorney’s office and that we remain concerned that, given the irrefutable evidence, they have yet to take action,” said Roc Nation attorney Alex Spiro on Thursday in a statement to The Times. Roc Nation represents Megan Thee Stallion.
A representative for Lanez did not respond Thursday to The Times’ request for comment.
Hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion is openly naming fellow rapper Tory Lanez — who is now under investigation — as the person who shot her a month ago.
Shortly after she underwent surgery to remove the bullets in her feet, Megan Thee Stallion recounted the “super scary” experience on Instagram and criticized people for doubting her, “making up fake stories” and joking about the situation while others showered her with love and support. She later reported she was “healing so well” in a since-deleted Instagram post showing her injuries.
In August, Megan Thee Stallion and fellow rapper Cardi B broke the internet with their steamy, sex-positive collaboration, “WAP,” which has racked up more than 184 million views on YouTube and more than 200 million streams on Spotify. Upon its splashy debut, the bass-heavy track skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and surpassed Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” for the most streams ever recorded in an opening week.
Megan Thee Stallion also recently took home the award for best hip-hop video at the 2020 MTV VMAs for her March smash, “Savage.”
“Thank y'all so much,” she said while accepting the award and popping pink champagne. “This is my second Moonman — definitely not my last. ... We gon’ keep turning up.”
The collaboration between Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion on ‘WAP’ broke the record for the most streams in its first seven days.
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