Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion told a judging panel that fellow rapper Tory Lanez told her to “dance” before shooting her feet five times after a party at Kylie Jenner’s home in the Hollywood Hills.
The hip hop star testified in court during the second day of an assault trial in Los Angeles that she was injured in the incident.
“I’m in shock. I’m scared,” the 27-year-old told jurors, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I hear the gun go off and I can’t believe it’s shooting at me.”
Megan you stallionwhose real name is Megan Pete, said she saw blood on her feet after the alleged incident, which occurred following a party at The Kardashians star Jenneris at home in July 2020, Sky News’ US affiliate NBC reports from California’s City News Service.
She reportedly told the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center court that after she was shot, Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, offered her $1 million (about £808,000) to keep quiet.
Canadian rapper Lanez, 30, pleaded not guilty to gross negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semi-automatic weapon, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
Megan wore a purple dress to testify in court.
“I just don’t feel well,” he said, as Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta’s questioning began. “I can’t believe I have to come here and do this.”
Telling the court her recollections of the night, she said she left Jenner’s party in a vehicle with Lanez, her bodyguard and her friend.
She and Lanez had grown close, heard from jurors, and were in a casual sexual relationship.
Megan’s friend, who had a “crush” on Lanez, tried to cause trouble in the car, the court was told.
The rapper said the argument spiraled out of control and that she and Lanez started digging about each other’s music and careers.
“I feel like this has really rubbed it the wrong way,” she said. “He kept yelling and swearing.”
Megan said she was wearing a bikini, but got out of the vehicle and tried to leave.
That’s when Lanez leaned over and opened fire, she said, according to reports, leaving the backs of her feet injured.
At one point, he yelled, “Dance, bitch!”, He testified. “I looked at my feet and I see all the blood,” she said.
“Now everyone is screaming. He looked shocked.”
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During opening statements to the trial, Lanez’s attorney, George Mgdesyan, said Megan’s injury showed she could not have clearly seen who fired the gun and would present more evidence to counter her story. during the process.
If convicted on all counts, Lanez could be sentenced to more than 22 years in prison. He could also be deported to his native Canada.
Lanez’s career began in 2009 and since then he has had a successful string of mixtapes and major label records, with his last two albums reaching the top 10 of the US Billboard charts.
Megan Thee Stallion was a breakout star at the time of the alleged incident. In 2021, she won a Grammy for Best New Artist and had number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with her song by her Savage featuring Beyoncéand as a guest on Cardi BWAP by , which featured Jenner in the video.
The process continues.