Rapper Tory Lanez was convicted guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion, a fellow hip-hop celebrity, in 2020.
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The 30-year-old Canadian was found guilty by a jury in Los Angeles of carrying a loaded, unregistered handgun while carrying a loaded weapon, assault with a semi-automatic weapon, and felony negligent discharge of a firearm.
He might spend more than 20 years behind bars.Rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 27, a Grammy Award winner, claimed earlier that she had been shot in the feet after leaving a pool party.
As the verdict was announced, Lanez exhibited no reaction. He was placed on remand and will be sentenced on January 27.It was unclear at the time if he intended to appeal.
After the trial was over, one of Megan Thee Stallion’s attorneys said to reporters “The jury made the appropriate decision. I’m glad Meg is getting justice “. The rapper missed hearing the decision in court.
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Megan Thee Stallion, whose true name is Megan Pete, testified throughout the trial that she was shot and wounded at the party on July 12, 2020, in the Hollywood Hills.
The rapper said that Lanez, whose true name is Daystar Peterson, got angry because she criticised his musical ability. She claimed that prior to him firing five shots at her, she had yelled to be released out of a luxurious vehicle.
She said before the jury that the Canadian had instructed her to “dance” before firing.
She further stated that because he claimed to be on probation for a weapons offence, he had promised her $1 million (£830,000) in exchange for her silence over the incident. She originally claimed to have cut her feet on glass when speaking with police.Lanez refuted the allegations regarding the argument with the other artist, and his attorney, George Mgdesyan, tried unsuccessfully to claim that the inquiry was flawed. Megan Thee Stallion
Kelsey Harris, a friend of Megan Thee Stallion, he claimed, shot her, and the motive was “jealousy.”
In her testimony, she also admitted to having had a “intimate” relationship with Lanez.The song Savage by Megan Thee Stallion, who took home the Grammy for best new artist in 2021, features Beyoncé.
About Megan Thee Stallion
Jovon Megan Ruth Pete, also known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced “Megan the Stallion”), was born on February 15, 1995, in the United States. She is originally from Houston, Texas, and initially came to public recognition after Instagram videos of her freestyling went viral. The mixtape Fever (2019) and the extended play Suga (2020), both of which debuted in the top ten of the Billboard 200, were released by Megan Thee Stallion after she signed with 300 Entertainment in 2018.
She debuted as a studio artist in 2020 with the critically acclaimed Good News album, which made multiple year-end best album lists. With the remix of her song “Savage” (with Beyoncé) and her appearance on Cardi B’s track “WAP,” she achieved her first and second number-one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100; the latter was also her first number-one on the Billboard Global 200 chart. She appeared with Doja Cat in the 2021 remix of Ariana Grande’s “34+35,” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2020.Then, in 2021, she released her debut compilation album Something for Thee Hotties, which peaked at number ten on the Billboard 200 and gave birth to the smash song “Thot Shit,” which peaked at number twenty in the US and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
Rapper Tory Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion in the Hollywood Hills neighbourhood of California in July 2020. A significant part of her debut album, Good News, was about the shooting. In relation to the assault on her, Lanez was tried in December 2022 and found guilty on all counts.
Megan Thee Stallion has won numerous honours throughout her career, including a Billboard Women in Music Award, a Billboard Women in Music Award, six BET Awards, five BET Hip Hop Awards, four American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, and three Grammy Awards. She followed Lauryn Hill in 1999 as the second female rapper to win Best New Artist at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. On their annual list, Time listed her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020. She has prioritised her studies in addition to singing, and she will get a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Texas Southern University in 2021.
Early Life and Education:
Jovon Megan Ruth Pete was born in San Antonio, Texas, on February 15, 1995. Her mother, Holly Thomas, went to Houston right away. Thomas, who performed as “Holly-Wood,” brought her daughter to the recording sessions rather than putting her in childcare. At the age of 14, Pete and her mother moved from Houston’s South Park area to Pearland, where they remained until they were both 18. Pete started making raps at the age of 14. When Pete finally got the chance to perform for Thomas at age 18, he insisted that she wait until age 21 to make rapping her career.
Pete started posting videos of herself freestyling on social media in 2013, when she was a student at Prairie View A&M University. A video of Pete competing in a “cypher” against male opponents quickly gained popularity. Pete was able to increase his online visibility and social media following thanks to the exposure. While in college, she gained followers by sharing her freestyles on Instagram. She calls her followers “hotties” and attributes her early success to her fervent following. Pete returned to Texas Southern University after taking a break from her studies. On December 11, 2021, she received her bachelor’s degree in health administration.
She chose the stage moniker “Megan Thee Stallion” because, as a teenager, she was referred to as a “stallion” because of her height (5 ft 10 in (178 cm) and “thick” body frame; voluptuous and statuesque women are referred to as “stallions” in the Southern United States.
2016–2017: Early stages
Megan Thee Stallion’s debut single, “Like a Stallion,” was released in April 2016. Then, the brief SoundCloud-only mixtapes Rich Ratchet (2016) and Megan Mix came out (2017). [Reference needed] With the commercially released EP Make It Hot, Megan Thee Stallion made her solo professional debut in September 2017. During this period, the EP’s 2017 hit “Last Week in HTx” became her most popular track, garnering millions of views on YouTube. The song “Stalli (Freestyle)” by Megan Thee Stallion, a cover of the late rapper XXXTentacion’s “Look at Me!,” was released in 2017. Megan Thee Stallion went through the casting process for Love & Hip Hop: Houston around this time, but the planned Love & Hip Hop spin-off was postponed indefinitely in June 2016.
Tina Snow and Fever, 2018–2019
Megan Thee Stallion joined 1501 Certified Entertainment in the beginning of 2018, a Houston-based independent label run by T. Farris and owned by retired baseball player Carl Crawford. She later had a performance at SXSW in March 2018 after becoming the label’s first female rapper. Under the label, Megan Thee Stallion released Tina Snow, a 10-song extended play, in June 2018. Tina Snow, her alter persona who she describes as “a more raw version” of herself, is the name of the EP. The reviews for Tina Snow were favourable. She offered many freak songs with quotable lyrics to use against ain’t-shit males, according to Eric Torres of Pitchfork.
She claimed in an interview with Mic that neither she nor the “clever” or “freak” dichotomy intimidate her when discussing sexuality. She has the capacity to rap with “electrifying velocity and precision,” according to Nandi Howard of The Fader. Megan Thee Stallion became the label’s first female rapper when she revealed in November 2018 that she had signed with 300 Entertainment. She was slated to accompany Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on her Bad Girls Tour around this time, however the tour was ultimately cancelled.
Megan Thee Stallion released “Big Ole Freak” as the lead single from her EP, Tina Snow, on January 22, 2019, and she also produced a music video for the song. The song “Is It Love This Time” contains numerous samples from the single. Megan Thee Stallion’s debut chart entry, “Big Ole Freak,” entered at position 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 15. The song later peaked at position 65 on the Hot 100. Her second mixtape, Fever, was made available on May 17, 2019. The album was praised by critics and included on a number of year-end critics lists. Paper named it the greatest album of the year. “Megan’s delivery of perfectly executed bars are comparable to successions from a fully automatic machine gun; a carefully studied aim of fiery stanzas that could only be carried by a rapper with extensive knowledge of the genre’s early practises of battle rap,” Taylor Crumpton of Pitchfork wrote in the album review. On May 21, 2019, she debuted the blaxploitation-inspired music video for the album’s lead single, “Realer,” which serves as the album’s opening tune. She was one of the eleven artists named to the 12th iteration of XXL’s “Freshman Class” on June 20, 2019.
Music experts appreciated her freestyle during the cypher. Megan Thee Stallion was a featured artist on the song “Handsome” from Chance The Rapper’s debut studio album, The Big Day, which was released in July 2019. A Black Lady Sketch Show debuted on HBO on August 2, 2019, and the opening title sequence features the song “Hot Girl” by Megan Thee Stallion. On August 9, 2019, American rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Ty Dolla Sign collaborated with Megan Thee Stallion on the song “Hot Girl Summer.” The collaboration between Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion on Instagram Live led to the creation of the song, a tribute to her popular “hot girl summer” meme. It was the first top 20 hit for Megan Thee Stallion and peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also topped the Rolling Stone 100.
The next week, she appeared with Quavo and City Girls on the song “Pastor” from the Quality Control compilation album Quality Control: Control the Streets, Volume 2. Megan Thee Stallion and Roc Nation agreed to a management agreement in September 2019. She co-created and acted in Teyana Taylor’s horror series Hottieween in October 2019. She had an NPR Tiny Desk Concert performance that same month as part of the Tiny Desk Fest. Megan Thee Stallion was included on Time’s first-ever “Time 100 Next” list in November 2019.
Until now: Traumazine
Megan Thee Stallion and English artist Dua Lipa collaborated on the song “Sweetest Pie,” which was released on March 11, 2022. On March 27, Megan made an unexpected appearance at the 94th Academy Awards, where she sang “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the movie Encanto with a number of other musicians. The first female rapper to perform at the Academy Awards was Queen Latifah during the 81st ceremony, and Megan made history by being the second. Megan Thee Stallion made the “Encanto” track even more magical at the Oscars, according to Rolling Stone. She got praise for the surprise performance.
In addition to music, Megan Thee Stallion announced the establishment of a charitable organisation in memory of her late parents, Holly Thomas and Joseph Pete Jr., on February 15, 2022, the day of her birthday. The organisation works to meet the needs of underserved communities in Houston, Texas, and elsewhere by providing them with the housing, health, and wellbeing needs. Megan Thee Stallion Day in Houston, Texas was declared on May 2, 2022 by Mayor Sylvester Turner in recognition of her charitable and humanitarian work for the city’s residents. This day also happens to be the birthdays of Megan’s late mother and grandmother.
She was presented with a symbolic cowboy hat, belt buckle, and an honorary key to the City of Houston. Megan disclosed that she worked with Future on the song “Pressurelicious” for her upcoming second album in a Rolling Stone cover article. Megan Thee Stallion announced the release of Traumazine, her second studio album, on Twitter on August 11, 2022.
Because of her assurance, sexiness, and sexual lyrics, Megan Thee Stallion is well-known. Through her words, videos, and live performances, she displays her sexuality. It’s not only about looking seductive, she said in an interview with Pitchfork, “It’s about being confident and me being confident in my sexuality.” Regarding her Texas rap roots, she said to Rolling Stone “We never really had a female rapper from Houston or Texas come in and shut the s— down, in my opinion. So, that’s my perspective.”