Tory Lanez's crimes: A look at past legal issues and old hip-hop beefs after Megan Thee Stallion shooting scandal

On July 12, 2020, Tory Lanez was arrested in the Hollywood Hills after leaving a house party along with Megan Thee Stallion who was reported to have a foot wound


                            Tory Lanez's crimes: A look at past legal issues and old hip-hop beefs after Megan Thee Stallion shooting scandal
Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion (Getty Images)

Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion's shooting scandal is still rocking the boat and is very much under public scrutiny. As per the latest report by TMZ, the LA County DA's Office is reviewing possible assault charges against Tory for his alleged involvement in the shooting. The report traces back to the time on July 12, 2020, when Tory was arrested in the Hollywood Hills after leaving a house party along with Megan Thee Stallion. Megan was also in the car and was initially reported to have had a foot wound caused by broken glass.

Later, however, Megan opened up about her injury and said it was a bullet shot. "On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me," she wrote in the public note in an attempt to set the record straight. "I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets. I'm incredibly grateful to be alive and that I'm expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night."

Moreover, during an Instagram Live session on August 20, Megan revealed all the details of what transpired that night.

Rapper Tory Lanez performs onstage during the Meadows Music And Arts Festival - Day 2 at Citi Field on September 16, 2017, in New York City
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As per the TMZ report, law enforcement sources told the outlet: "LAPD detectives opened an investigation into Tory in July after he allegedly shot Megan in the foot as she exited his chauffeur-driven SUV on the heels of an argument that erupted inside the ride." Back when the news broke, Tory was arrested but only charged with possession of a firearm. Now, it is possible that he may face additional charges.

TMZ recently shared photos of the gruesome incident and how she sustained the injuries on her foot. Clearing the air on Instagram about how she wasn't miserable after the incident, Megan had also posted: "I usually don’t address internet bullsh*t but y’all people are so sick! God was really watching over me and I’m healing so well! Sorry, I’m not as sad and miserable as a lot of y’all lol but ima keep being Megan Thee Mf STALLION."

Megan Thee Stallion (Getty Images)

 

With the latest developments on the case, here's an in-depth look at Tory's previous involvement in legal issues and his hip-hop beef.

His connection to inciting violence is not new. At a concert on March 26, 2016, in Midland, Texas, Tory got embroiled in a conflict with security and then told the crowd to “f**k this place up,” as per a TMZ report. Not just that, it soon led to a riot and cops had to intervene which led them to shut the show. A video was also made public from the venue where people could be seen throwing chairs and hurling objects at each other and the 'Say It' singer said: “Everybody come closer, b***h-a** security.” Multiple people were arrested that night and venue promoters considered taking legal action against Tory.

Not just that, his feud with Drake has been going on since 2010. As per an XXL report, it started when Tory challenged people to listen to Drake's music for a bet of $10,000 to be paid if they didn't enjoy it. Five years later, Tory named his mixtape New Toronto and it was considered a sly dig at the rapper who is credited with popularizing the Toronto sound in the music industry. Meanwhile, Drake clapped back with the lyrics of 'Summer Sixteen' that went "All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little/All your exes know I like my O’s with a V in the middle". In 2017, Drake officially ended their beef with an Instagram post that read: "The city needs more of this and less of that."

Tory Lanez (Getty Images)

 

Tory hasn't had the best relationship with Travis Scott either. In 2016, when fans briefly suggested that Tory sounds like Scott, he retorted replied: "I can't sound like somebody I wrote for." The two rappers then confronted each other on a tour bus at the 2016 Mala Luna Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A viral video showcased their heated argument where Tory said, "I said what I said. If you felt a way and you wanna handle the way you wanna handle it." After that incident, their animosity is said to have ended. 

If that wasn't enough, several tracks from him take a dig at his fellow rappers. Tory and Eric Bellinger clashed addressed the matter on the track 'Hate to Say' and 'Yikes' respectively. Eric went one step ahead when he put out a music video for the track where he digs a grave for Tory. Meanwhile, the same report says that Don Q accused Tory of stealing his rhymes on a Hot 97 freestyle. Tory countered with the track 'Don Queen' and the battle continued with Don Q’s follow-up 'This is Your King'. Not just that, DreamDoll was irked with her mention in his diss track 'Don Queen' and went on to lash at him in her 'On Ya Head' track.

With these reports and allegations, it's clear that Tory is a problem child and several Internet users are hellbent to cancel the star.

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