Houston rapper, Megan Thee Stallion is a big name in hip-hop and after Cardi B and Nicki Minaj is considred by most to be one of the biggest female rappers in the world right now. However, there is one controversy that has been following her since the summer of 2020 and that is her ongoing legal battle with Canadian rapper and siger Tory lanez.
Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson grew very close to Megan Thee Stallion in 2019 as according to Megan he helped her deal with the loss of her mother to a cancerous brain tumour. However, on July of 2020 that all changed after the two got into a (possibly drunken) disagreement which led to the female rapper being shot in the foot.
Ever since then the two have been feuding on social media and Tory Lanez has been in and out of jail more times than anybody could count. As a result a lot of controversy has built up around the two with everybody wanting to know who will eventually win this legal battle.
With so many not fully understanding the case, how it began, and who is involved, below we have provided a timeline of all the events that have happened since that horrific night in 2020.
A timeline of Megan Thee Stallion vs Tory Lanez:
• Saturday, July 11th, 2020
On Saturday, July 11th, 2020, Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion attended a private party at the residence of Kylie Jenner in Hollywood Hills. According to a testimony she later gave, at this time, she was good friends with the Canadian singer, who was also present at the event.
Several celebrities, including Jenner, Megan and Lanez, had all posted about the event on social media and had recorded themselves there. It was evident they were all in attendance.
• Sunday, July 12th, 2020
In the early morning hours, due to a reported gunshot sounding in the Hollywood Hills, LAPD arrived and arrested Tory Lanez for assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and possession of a loaded and unregistered weapon.
• Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
Hip hop media outlet TMZ released footage of Lanez’s arrest in which Megan is seen limping from a vehicle with blood on the floor. When fans questioned the female rapper about what had happened, in a since-deleted Instagram post, the rapper confirmed that her injuries were gunshot wounds.
• Monday, July 27th, 2020
A fortnight following the incident, Megan Thee Stallion went live on Instagram, accusing people and outlets of making up narratives and spinning stories. At this point, it was still unknown as to what had happened.
• Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
In a since-deleted Instagram post that was reposted on various media outlets, addressing the footage, Megan declared, “I got hit at the back of my feet…I got shot! I was WALKING AWAY FACING THE BACK!” Lanez had not been sued at this point but was out on bail.
• Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Megan makes the allegation online against Lanez, saying Lanez shot her following an argument they had implicating her former best friend, Kelsey Harris, with whom she went to university.
• Friday, September 25th, 2020
Lanez releases his 17-track album Daystar on which he accuses Megan of lying about her injuries. On the track ‘Money Over Fallouts,’ he Raps, “How the f*ck you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?!”
• Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
After Megan’s application for an order of protection, the LA district attorney issued the protective order against Lanez, the terms of which prohibited him from owning firearms, and communicating with Megan in any form and included a 100-yard restraining order.
• Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
After Lanez submitted an appeal, it was rejected, and all of the charges remained upheld. He pleaded not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and possession of a loaded and unregistered weapon.
• Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
Lanez sent out a tweet that many believe to have been directed at Megan Thee Stallion. The post read, “can’t buy and tweet your way out of this one.” The rapper also claimed in an ambiguous way that he had slept with both Megan and Kelsey prior to the court case.
• Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
As a result of the tweet, the judge requested that his current bail arrangement be revoked and Lanez be returned to jail. Consequently his bail was set at $350,000.
• Sunday, April 24th, 2022
A Megan Thee Stallion interview aired on CBS in which she told Gayle King that she “was really scared” and thought she might die. As a result of more flames being stoked, in October earlier this year, according to the Los Angeles Times, the judge insisted that Tory Lanez be placed on house arrest until his trial.
• Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
Earlier this month, Lanez was hit with a new charge of discharging a firearm with gross negligence. Again the rapper has pleaded not guilty. If found guilty in his trial, Lanez could face more than 22 years in federal prison. Below you can see the footage of the two artists’ arrest in Hollywood Hills.