A pre-trial hearing in Tory Lanez’s felony assault case involving the July 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion was postponed to April 5. The postponement came as Megan responded to false online rumors regarding Lanez’s alleged culpability, which were posted to social media before today’s hearing had even begun according to a report from XXL Magazine.
“Court ain’t even started so why yall ready to start lying?” wrote Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Pete) after a YouTuber claimed that “Tory Lanez’ DNA was NOT found” on the weapon allegedly used to shoot Megan in the feet. A source at the courtroom confirms to Rolling Stone, “There was no mention of DNA. They didn’t really discuss discovery at all.”
“Yall got breaking news 15 minutes before court started and nobody has even been called in yet?? Yall tryna win a social media campaign this is MY REAL LIFE!” Pete wrote on Instagram Stories. She later added, “Only thing that happened in court today was it got pushed to April 5th.. but yall will get a lie trending.. Imagine how I feel.. reliving this shit every day publicly. It hurts. I’m so tired.”
Wednesday’s pretrial hearing comes more than a month after Lanez’s lawyer entered a not guilty plea at an arraignment. In December, LAPD Detective Ryan Stogner testified that Pete said Lanez allegedly shouted, “Dance, bitch!” at her before shooting.
Lanez was formally charged on Oct. 8, 2020, with one count of assaulting Pete with a semiautomatic firearm in a manner that “personally inflicted great bodily injury,” and one count of carrying a concealed, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a vehicle. A protective order barred him from contacting Pete either in person or otherwise.
The “SKAT” rapper pleaded not guilty on Nov. 18, 2020, and was allowed to remain free on $190,000 bail. He’s facing a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison if convicted as charged.
In new tweets following Megan’s series of IG posts blasting both Ak and the media, Akademiks wrote, “I saw this doc myself.. it literally says it was inconclusive in finding TORY DNA on the gun or magazine.” He tweeted again after, “Now one of y’all finna tell me my eyes deceived me,” before going on to say he is not Tasha K., the blogger who was recently sued by Cardi B (and in which lawsuit Cardi B won).
Akademiks didn’t end there, he continued to encourage Megan to get the documents he was referencing: “Meg gotta call the DA and ask em if its true. i dont know why she up on here taggin me in post like i just be making shit up.” He added, “Btw.. Meg can get the same document that they referenced in court today.. Hopefully she’s entitled to see what the DA will be using against Tory being that shes the victim. its part of discovery. Ask the DA what the completed DNA test said… then come back & apologize to Big AK.”
Tory alleges in his own tweets that he was engaging in sexual relations with both Megan and her best friend at the time, Kelsey– in one of the many theories concerning what happened that fateful night, some speculate that it was perhaps Kelsey who pulled the trigger on Megan in a fit of jealousy, and indeed, this is the narrative Tory is pushing as well.
“Good D*ick had me fucking 2 best friends …. and I got caught,” he wrote, adding a shrug emoji. “That’s what I apologized 4 . … it’s sick how u Spun it tho.”
Tory also tweeted subliminally to Megan, “[You] can’t buy and tweet your way out of this one ..not today,” while targeting Megan’s boyfriend, Pardison Fontaine directly, with his latest tweet (Pardi had been sending shots Tory’s way as well), “@pardi we’ve had this encounter … u did nothing. put ya phone down big fella.”
Megan issued a response to Tory’s sub as well, in a post-and-delete, where she alleged to show a screenshot of a text message exchange with Tory from July 2020, where Tory apologizes to Megan and says he was “just too drunk.” The alleged texts from Tory read, “I genuinely want you to know I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart.” It continues, “And I was just too drunk. Nonetheless, shit should have never happened and I can’t change what I did. I just feel horrible.” You can view the post below.