Shots fired. In a observe that sampled Biggie Smalls’ iconic ‘Who Shot Ya?’ observe, Megan Thee Stallion accused Tory Lanez of taking pictures her with a ‘.22’ — simply two days after Tory pleaded not responsible to the taking pictures.
A month after Tory Lanez was charged over the July taking pictures of Megan Thee Stallion (and two months after he launched an total album in regards to the assault allegations,) Megan seemingly despatched the shade proper again. In “Shots Fired,” the observe that opens up Meg’s new album, Good News, the 25-year-old Houston native fires straight away at Tory: “You shot a 5’10” b-tch, with a .22.” It was only one of many traces that instantly alluded to their authorized battle, included ones like, “Who a snitch? I ain’t never went to the police with no names” (in a stay stream in August, Megan defined why she didn’t instantly report Tory to the police).
Megan didn’t maintain again. “And if it weren’t for me, same week, you would have been indicted,” she raps on one other line, and says on one other, “He talkin’ ’bout his followers, dollars and goofy s–t / I told him, ‘You’re not poppin’, you just on a remix’.” There’s extra significance to this observe past the disses, too — your entire music is a pattern of Biggie Smalls‘ traditional 1994 observe, “Who Shot Ya?” (Biggie was later shot to demise in 1997).
Tory (authorized title Daystar Peterson) was charged on Oct. 8 over his alleged position within the July 12 taking pictures of Megan (authorized title Megan Pete.) Just two days earlier than Megan’s diss observe dropped, Tory pleaded not responsible to the taking pictures, per TMZ. While the precise specifics of what precisely occurred stay unknown, Meg supplied a deeper perception into the evening of the taking pictures whereas chatting with GQ. After attending a pool social gathering in Hollywood Hulls, she jumped right into a SUV – whereas nonetheless sporting her bikini – with Tory and two others to go residence. She had a foul feeling and got out of the automotive to try to hail a distinct experience, however her telephone was useless, it was later, and he or she was solely sporting a bikini. After getting again into the automotive, an argument brewed, and he or she got out once more.
As it’s been reported, that is when Tory allegedly fired a number of pictures at Megan’s ft, wounding her. “Like, I never put my hands on nobody,” she instructed GQ. “I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house.” She claims that Tory begged her to not say something and allegedly supplied Megan and her pal cash to remain quiet. When the cops arrived, Megan – conscious of the heightened tensions of the George Floyd protests – didn’t say something about Tory and the gun in his automotive.
A back-and-forth on-line occurred, with many individuals accusing Megan of mendacity, or making memes that mocked her accidents/claims. Megan posted a now-deleted photograph of her ft with stitches to show she was shot, and finally named Tory as her alleged assailant. “Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own,” she tweeted. “It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized.”
Ultimately, Tory was hit with one rely of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one rely of carrying a loaded, hid firearm in a car, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office mentioned in an announcement. In response to the costs, the Canadian rapper tweeted, “and the truth will come to the light …a charge is not a conviction. If you have supported me or meg thru this, I genuinely appreciate u.”
About every week earlier than Tory was charged, he launched DAYSTAR, a undertaking that’s basically an idea album based mostly round Megan’s accusations (and the way he was harmless, she was supposedly mendacity, and a bunch of different outrageous claims.) Despite its industrial success (debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200), it was poorly acquired. “A project too contemptible to be evaluated on any musical scale,” in line with Complex, who mentioned it was a “17-track tirade exploiting Megan’s pain, all in hopes to salvage his career and win favor from men who are just as fragile as him.”