Tory Lanez addressed the shooting incident with Megan Thee Stallion, which occurred back in July, on the first track of his new album “DAYSTAR” called “Money Over Fallouts,” released on Sept. 25.
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, denied the claim by Megan Pete, known as Megan Thee Stallion, that he was the shooter in the incident. The shooting left Pete hospitalized with both her feet shot and Peterson was arrested and charged for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Peterson, who posted $35,000 bail after being arrested at 4:40 a.m. on Sept. 12, according to CBS Los Angeles, originally chose not to comment about the incident. However, he has taken this chance to address things such as Pete allegedly lying, people turning against him and the effect the negative press and claims have had on his family.
In the track, Peterson opened with a media montage of stories that were reported about the shooting that took place on July 12. He then said, “I’m done with this, you gotta know the truth,” before starting the first verse.
In a tweet to promote the album, Peterson implied that he stayed silent for good reason, but he was ready to let everyone know what was on his mind. “There is a time to stay silent. And a time to speak….. I said all I could say on this … ALL PLATFORMS … ….. #DAYSTAR … I’ll be back to y’all soon … respectfully ….” he said.
Peterson alleged that Megan was being untruthful and that she wrongfully accused him of shooting her because her facts don’t add up, in his opinion. “Megan people tryna frame me for a shootin’ But them boys ain’t clean enough,” he said, “how the f—k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons.” Also, he said that people are in Pete’s ear.
In an Instagram Live on Aug. 20, Pete confessed to changing information in her original report because she “tried to keep the situation off the internet,” she said. Moreover, in the report, she said her feet were cut by glass because she was scared of what could have happened considering “the police is shooting motherf—— for anything,” she said.
He challenged Pete by saying, “N—– sayin’ I’m a shorty. But, lil b—h I’m 5’7’’” in response to the initial report from Pete that said the shooter was 5’3.’’
In the fallout between Peterson and Pete, celebrities and fans have generally sided with Pete and wished her a speedy recovery. Others have criticized Peterson and claim that he is exploiting the situation.
“Damn Tory Lanez really got people saying his album fire after he shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. Misogyny might be worse than Covid-19,” Twitter user @nuffsaidny.
Kaash Paige, who previously worked with Peterson and had a rapport with him, said that Peterson, “for sure doesn’t respect women,” on Twitter on July 16.
Peterson revealed that some of these comments have hurt him. There are still those that have come to his defense though. “We all don’t know what really happened, so there’s no need to shame anyone for who he chooses to believe,” a Twitter user said.
The 28-year-old Canadian rapper shared that people came for his son saying that “he don’t need a house” and that his child’s mother “don’t need safety.”
On the other hand, he took time on the track to emphasize that he is doing well regardless of what blogs and fans have said. He mentioned that on Spotify, he had “like thirty million monthly listeners.”
Peterson admitted that if the situation was reversed and Pete had done something wrong to him, he would never “paint no fake picture of [her] just for some mills.” He even stated that him and Pete were in a relationship and despite everything, he’s still thinking about the both of them.
Peterson’s jabs come as a shock to some considering it was previously reported that Peterson apologized to Pete via text. Peterson wrote, “I know u prolly never gone talk to me again, but I genuinely want u to know I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart,” according to TMZ. He said he was drunk.
All of this comes as Pete has shown that she’s celebrating the success of her and Cardi B’s song “WAP” and that she has gotten back to business as usual. Pete has yet to respond to Peterson’s song. She was even named as one of the people in Time’s list of 100 most influential people.
“Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be in the bed sad?” Pete said, according to TMZ.