Megan Thee Stallions Attorney had words for anyone who doubted that Tory Lanez shot his client dead in July 2020.
“[Megan is] a young superstar who has risen to the top very quickly, and it is at this point that a community, people and fellow artists really should rally behind her. She’s the victim here,” her attorney, Alex Spiro, told TMZ on Nov. 4. “I say this as words of caution, and I know a lot of people in the industry, but these people are going to look very silly when the facts are complete. Come on out, very silly.” And it will be disturbing, and it will be a stain that will stay with them.”
Spiro’s comments come in response to Friday’s social media talks about Drake appearing to be shadowing Megan. In Circo Loco, Drake raps, “This bitch lies about getting shots, but she’s still a stud.” The track is one of 16 newly released songs on Drake and 21 Savage’s album Her Loss.
Megan claps back at Drake’s lyrics
About an hour after it was posted at midnight (November 4th), people vigorously debated the text. Some people believe Drake was referring to a big, fat woman lying about butt enlargement surgery. But others, including Megan, took the text as a dubious blow to Megan’s allegations against Tory. And the Houston hottie had strong words for the Toronto rapper and other doubters.
“I know I’m very popular but y’all need to stop tying my name to bullshit conspiracy theories in bars lol,” Megan tweeted. N–s or hoes NEVER address me or @me WITH a fact or receipt. I AM CLOUT BITCH keep sucking my pussy.”
After that, Megan doubled down with another tweet that blew up people, especially fellow rappers, making jokes about women getting shot.
“Stop using my shooting for the punch bitch’s ass! Since when is it cool to joke about women getting shot? You n–s especially RAP N–S ARE LAME,” Megan tweeted. “Ready to boycott shoes and clothes but taunt a black woman when she says one of y’all homeboys abused her.”
Megan’s attorney declares confidence in Tory case
In the TMZ interview, Meg’s lawyer Spiro explained his confusion that people are taking a stand against his client. He said people would feel “deep regret” when the “facts and truth come out.” In her tweeted slams, Megan spoke with the same confidence as Spiro.
“And when the mf facts come out remember all your hack own favorite rappers who stood behind a-a who shot a woman,” she wrote.
Spiro explained that their confidence was based on solid evidence. In August 2020, Megan identified Tory as the person who shot her in the feet on July 12, 2020 after a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house.
In October of that same year, the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office charged Lanez with one charge of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and one charge of carrying a loaded unregistered handgun in a vehicle. The criminal complaint confirmed that he allegedly caused “grievous bodily harm” to Megan.
And Spiro says the evidence presented at the trial, which begins between November 28 and December 8, will undoubtedly support Megan’s story and the prosecution.
“She’s convinced because the evidence is convincing, because these things are irrefutable and cannot be cross-examined and the truth usually comes out in courtrooms and I’m confident that will be the case here,” Spiro told TMZ.
Tory maintains his innocence; Lawyer says he’s lying
Tory, on the other hand, has maintained his innocence. On September 25, 2020 he released the album DAYSTAR. In the song Money Over Fallouts, Tory raps, “Megan people are trying to frame me for a shootout.”
“Got to see a couple of questions: How the hell do you get shot in the foot, don’t hit bone or tendon,” Tory added, casting doubt on Megan’s injuries. Later in the same song, he said, “I would never put you in no danger, and if I had, you would have said so when you saw the cops.”
Megan previously admitted she did not initially tell police Tory shot her for fear the situation would escalate to police brutality. As for her injuries, she told Rolling Stone in June 2022 that she had surgery on the same night of the shooting and was hospitalized with “both legs wrapped” for four days.
Tory pleaded not guilty to the charges on November 18, 2020. Lanez reportedly faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison if convicted.
TMZ asked Spiro why he thinks people believe Tory about Megan, and the lawyer’s response was far from subtle.
“[Tory is] either lied to him or they didn’t ask him what happened because i know what happened because i have it in a text message and a recorded phone call he made from jail where he said he admitted he apologized,” said Spiro. “So why are people defending someone who made these statements and admissions with all the evidence? Without witnesses? You don’t need witnesses for the kind of evidence I’m talking about.”
Attorney says Drake should explain, Lil Yachty comes to his defense
Spiro continued his contribution to the irrefutable evidence, adding that Megan is undoubtedly the victim in this situation.
“… There is no doubt that she was in the hospital, there is no doubt that she is the victim of a shooting. There’s no doubt about that,” Spiro said. “So, since when do we do this to people who have been the victims of a shooting? when is that ok And I think Drake should explain that because I don’t get it.”
As of Saturday, Drake is still mother of the situation, but Lil Yachty did. The Atlanta artist said he knew Drake wouldn’t address it, but that the line was about a woman lying about butt shots.
Meanwhile, Pardi dodged online calls to tease Drake, instead deciding to show his bae some love while driving her crazy!