Tory Lanez: what the rapper said about Megan Thee Stallion on his new album ‘Daystar’ - and their dispute explained
Tory Lanez has rejected claims made by Megan Thee Stallion on his new album
The feud between Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion and Toronto performer Tory Lanez is back in the news following the release of the latter’s new album.
Tory, real name Daystar Peterson, denies allegations made by Megan, real name Megan Pete, that he shot her in the foot following an argument in a shared car.
Here’s everything you need to know about the dispute.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said it responded to a “shots fired” incident on July 12 earlier this year in the Hollywood area of the city.
An argument is said to have taken place in a vehicle shared by Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez, with shots fired into the air before the car in question drove off.
"Multiple individuals” were detained when police officers performed a traffic stop on the offending car.
Mr Peterson was charged with being in possession of a concealed weapon, while police say an individual was taken to hospital for a foot injury.
Ms Pete later alleged that she suffered gunshot wounds during the confrontation and that she “underwent surgery” to have the bullets removed.
She later named Mr Peterson as the alleged shooter, saying in a statement: “I get out the car, I’m done arguing … I’m walking away. [Lanez], from out the back seat of the car, starts shooting me. You shot me.”
She also said that she initially told the police she had stood in glass over fears they would start shooting at the suspect if they knew a gun was involved.
She said: “The police come, I’m scared. Police was literally killing black people for no reason. The police is really aggressive. You think I’m about to tell the police that us black people got a gun in the car?”
A source told the Los Angeles Times that shrapnel hit Ms Pete after Mr Peterson fired a bullet round. Medical records confirm that shrapnel was removed from Ms Pete’s foot.
The duo had reportedly been at a party when the argument broke out
What has Tory Lanez said on his new album?
The incident returned to the public eye when Tory Lanez released his new album Daystar in which he denies that he shot Ms Pete.
Naming her in track Money over Fallout he sings: “Megan people tryna frame me for a shooting”, adding: "Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on that affidavit, knowing I ain't do it but I'm coming at my truest."
He then questions her version of events, rapping: “How the f**k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?”
Later on Queen and Slim he raps: “I wasn’t the wrong one that night, you was just too drunk to even see it … I’ve never even had an argument with ya.”
On the track In The Air, he raps: “I’ve never hit no woman”.
Investigations into the incident on July 12 are ongoing.