'I feel for you': Megan Thee Stallion's BF Pardison Fontaine offers support amid Tory Lanez shooting trial
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: While the jury deliberates in Megan Thee Stallion's shooting trial against Tory Lanez, her boyfriend praised his girlfriend for her "courage." Pardison "Pardi" Fontaine posted a message on his Instagram Story on Thursday, December 22, " “To any woman especially ones of color that has suffered an injustice, I feel for you."
He continued, “When you do find the courage to speak up.. it seems you will be ridiculed.. your credibility will [be] questioned.. your entire past will be held under a magnifying glass.. in an instant, you can go from victim to defendant in the eyes of the public.” The 32-year-old Pardi then expressed his admiration for black women who encounter similar difficulties as his partner. “To anyone with a daughter, sister, mother, niece or aunt.. I pray for their protection.. I pray for their covering.. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone,” he concluded.
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Megan, 27, testified alongside Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta on the second day of the trial on December 13 and voiced her dissatisfaction with how the matter had been handled, particularly among male artists. “Every man in a position of power in the music industry has taken his side,” Megan said referring to the support Lanez has received in the time since the incident. The rapper, who also admitted to having had a sexual relationship with Lanez at the time, added, “Not a day goes by without being called a liar. This whole thing is about who I was having sex with, not who shot me, and I don’t know why," as reported by MNS.
Ta went on to discuss how Megan was a rising celebrity at the time of the incident and how she feels it has altered the course of her life. "I just did a song with Beyoncé, and now she knows I got shot," said Megan, explaining she "didn't want to say anything" out of embarrassment. "I just did something I've always wanted, and now it'll be overshadowed…. This situation has been worse for me while he's more popular — I've turned into a type of villain while he's a hero."
When asked if she was more well-known and prosperous than Lanez at the time of the alleged shooting, she said with confidence, "Yes." Lanez's expression changed from blank to astonished and horrified, and she eventually mouthed "Okay" as she proceeded to testify. She stated that Fontaine is also being affected by unfavorable attention. "I feel disgusted, I feel dirty, my own partner is embarrassed," Megan said of Fontaine having to see the continued coverage of her sexual history. In an effort to avoid discussing the alleged shooting, she stated, "I can't even happy... I don't want to talk to friends or family."
More than two years after accusing the 'Say It' rapper of shooting her in the foot, Megan gave her testimony for the July 2020 incident. “I’m in shock. I’m scared,” Megan recalled during her testimony. “I hear the gun going off and I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.” Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is accused of assault with a firearm, illegal possession of a handgun, and careless discharge of a firearm. In November 2020, Lanez, 30, entered a not-guilty plea to both charges, reported by Page Six.