Tory Lanez’s Jail Call Leaks, Sparking Support for Megan Thee Stallion
In July 2020, Megan Thee Stallion alleging that fellow rapper tory lanez shot her in the leg. Earlier this month, a The jury found Lanez about three felonies — which seems to have ended years of debate over what happened between the two after a party at Kylie Jenner’s house. On social media, however, support for Lanez still lives on among die-hard fans, who still don’t believe the official report of the trial. Newly leaked audio footage of Lanez’s jail call with Megan’s old friend Kelsey Harris could help turn that around.
According to the report of uproxx on Friday, Legal Crime News reporter Meghann Cuniff was confirmed authenticity of the leaked audio, consistent with citations in the recording she reported during the trial.
“I was so drunk,” Lanez said to Harris at one point in the phone call — a quote from Cuniff in a last week’s dispatch. “That wouldn’t make my actions right.” He admits in the recording that there was an argument and says he doesn’t remember what it was about.
“I just don’t understand what’s going on,” Lanez said in a private moment — also quoted by Cuniff. previous report. At another point, he said, “I would never have done it if I wasn’t drunk.”
During the trial, Cuniff reported, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alexander Bott told jurors that he and his accomplice, Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta, could find no other explanation for the call other than apologies for shooting Megan. As Cuniff reported at the time and repeat recently On Twitter, Lanez’s defense attorney, George Mgdesyan, told the jury during the trial that Lanez apologized not for the alleged shooting but for causing a jealous fight between Megan and Harris, who was present at the court. time of the collision. The defense argued that Lanez was falsely accused and that it was Harris who shot her old friend, not Lanez.
“Jealousy. This case is about jealousy, ladies and gentlemen,” Mgdesyan said during the trial, as Cuniff reports.
Lanez is currently convicted of assault with a semi-automatic firearm; have a loaded, unregistered firearm in the vehicle; and opened fire with serious negligence. He faces a maximum sentence of 22 years.
Much has been said about misogyny, which has reinforced much of the skepticism that Megan’s allegations received in the first place — both from bloggers and from public figures like drake. But more than anything, the conclusion of the trial — and the exhibits currently circulating online — are reminiscent of the rapper’s own words in 2020.
“It was just the worst experience of my life,” Megan speak about the shooting and her subsequent leg surgery in an Instagram post. “And it’s not funny. Nothing to joke about. There is nothing for you to start going and making up fake stories. I don’t get involved with anyone. I don’t deserve to be shot. I did not do it.