Megan Thee Stallion alleged she was shot by Tory Lanez in July 2020 following an evening out with Keeping Up With The Kardashians personality Kylie Jenner. Lanez was arrested and ultimately charged with felony assault, while Megan continued her ascent to rap stardom. Nearly two years later, the case still hasn’t been resolved.
On Wednesday (February 23), just as Megan and Lanez were headed to court, Akademiks tweeted there was “NO DNA” from Lanez found on the weapon used in the incident. Megan Thee Stallion was furious over the claim and blasted the media personality for spreading a “false narrative” before court had even started.
The situation grew exponentially messier by the minute as Tory Lanez interjected with his side of the story, claiming he was only guilty of “fucking 2 best friends” — not shooting Megan Thee Stallion. Meanwhile, reporters from the New York Post and Rolling Stone did their due diligence and quickly refuted Akademiks’ claims.
There was ZERO mention of DNA at the Tory Lanez hearing today. The report that Tory's lawyer told court DNA results were "pleasing" to his side is "totally fabricated," 2 sources tell Rolling Stone. I'm about to receive the transcript, will update. Pre-trial continued to April 5.
— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) February 23, 2022
As the e-battle waged on, Twitter lit up with opinions on the matter and evidently, Megan Thee Stallion was on the receiving end of some extremely contentious comments — including death threats.
On Friday (February 25), an Instagram account called @megantheestallionsbiggesthater posted “Megan Needs To Be Shot And Killed [smiling tongue out emoji].” Megan re-shared the post and wrote across the bottom, “This is the type of shit I get online and see EVERY DAY.”
Tory Lanez has maintained his innocence since the shooting incident took place. In September 2020, he released an entire album called DAYSTAR dedicated to clearing his name while questioning Megan’s injuries. But in a statement sent to HipHopDX, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office sounded confident the case the prosecutors have built will fully support the charges against Tory Lanez.
“Although we are legally prohibited from commenting on the evidence and will continue to abide by that obligation, our office is under an ethical duty to only proceed on charges which we believe can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and which have already been upheld by a judge after presentation of evidence at the preliminary hearing,” the statement read. “We believe the evidence substantially supports the charges and allegations and that evidence will be borne out in court.”
Page Six Senior Reporter Eileen Reslen debunked Akademiks’ DNA claim as well and wrote in a tweet, “FAKE NEWS ALERT: Any reports of Tory Lanez’s DNA not being found on the weapon in the Megan Thee Stallion case are FALSE. Today’s pre-trial hearing was just postponed to April 5 and that fake news tweet was sent out before the hearing even started.”