Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez’s highly-publicized shooting trial has been thoroughly explored in a new episode of the Louder Than A Riot podcast.

Hosted by Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, the NPR podcast kicked off Season 2 on Thursday (March 16) with “Megan’s Rule,” an examination of misogynoir in Hip Hop through the lens of the divisive Megan and Tory trial.

Lanez was found guilty on all counts of shooting Meg in the feet during a drunken dispute in July 2020 following a high-profile two-week trial in Los Angeles in December.

The Sorry 4 What artist faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison, as well as subsequent deportation to his native Canada. However, Lanez’s sentencing has been delayed in order to give his legal team more time for a new trial.

There will be a new motion heard on April 10 to determine if the Canadian singer will be granted another trial, but if a judge rejects the motion, he will be sentenced on the same day.

Listen to the episode of Louder Than A Riot below:

In addition to Madden and Carmichael, Louder Than A Riot producer Gabby Bulgarelli and sociologist Moya Bailer, who coined the term misogynoir, also provide commentary throughout the 37-minute episode.

“If you’re denying misogynoir, then you’re just denying reality,” Bailey said.

The episode explores the combative divide between the fans of both parties as well as how the media covered the trial and rappers such as 50 Cent and Joe Budden downplaying Megan’s story.

“Hip Hop is in a paradigm-shifting moment right now. 50 years in, Black women and femmes are running the rap game,” Madden added. “But this is happening at the same time that we are being assaulted, ridiculed, discriminated against in new ways everyday.”

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Following the trial, Megan is slowly reintegrating herself back into the public eye. The Houston Hottie celebrated her 28th birthday last month and she’s slated to return to H-Town for her first hometown performance since 2019 when she headlines the AT&T Block Party on March 31.

The three-day festival will be held at Discovery Green park to coincide with Houston hosting the NCAA Final Four to celebrate this year’s men’s March Madness tournament. Fans can register for free tickets to the March Madness Music Festival via the NCAA website.

Look for more episodes of Season 2 to be rolled out weekly as Louder Than A Riot untangles “the unwritten rules of rap that stigmatize Black women and queer people, ultimately holding the entire culture back.”