Rapper Tory Lanez has broken his silence after being charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot on July 12. The 28-year-old musical was charged with one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and for inflicting great bodily harm to Megan Thee Stallion on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District's Attorney's Office.
Megan, 25, had previously accused Tory of being the person who shot her in the foot at a Hollywood party that they had both attended. If convicted, the rapper could face a maximum of 27 years and eight months in prison for the offence.
Tory broke his silence and responded to the charges on Friday. In a tweet, Lanez said the “truth will come to the light.” “I have all faith in God to show that,” he continued. “Love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction.
“If you have supported me or meg thru this, I genuinely appreciate u .” [sic]Megan is yet to comment on the charges but the Savage hitmaker had previously spoken out on her social media pages to point the finger at Tory, who has always denied pulling the trigger or intending to cause harm to Megan.
It is alleged Tory and Megan got into an argument while in a SUV in the Hollywood Hills. The clash turned violent, according to prosecutors, and as Megan exited the vehicle, Tory is accused of shooting several times at her feet, wounding her in the process.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Division. Megan has previously called out Tory on Instagram for shooting her, as she told him to stop "lying" about what happened that night.
She said his team needed to "stop acting like black women is the m***********g problem". Megan said: "I'm not gonna let you all keep playing in my face and I'm not going to let this n**** keep playing in my face either. "Since you're all so worried about it, yes, this n**** Tory shot me.
"You shot me and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and s**t.
"Stop lying. Why lie?" Megan claimed she had a witness who saw her get out of the car and walk away when Lanez allegedly began shooting at her from the back seat after a row. She claimed: "I get out of the car. I'm done, I don't want to argue no more. "I get out, I'm walking away and this n**** from out the backseat of the car starts shooting me.