Megan Thee Stallion emotionally testified that Tory Lanez offered her $1 million to keep quiet about the alleged shooting during the latter’s assault trial this week, and even revealed that the traumatic incident has caused her to have suicidal thoughts, per reports.
The pop star, who’s real name is Megan Pete, claimed Lanez had gotten into a fight with her former friend Kelsey Harris while in a car as they travelled through the Hollywood Hills back in 2020, prompting her to exit the vehicle.
Lanez Offered Meg Thee Stallion $1 Million In Hush Money To Remain Quiet About Alleged Shooting
As she began walking away from the car, Meg testified that she heard Tory say “dance b****” while pointing a gun at her before getting shot, causing her to go into shock.
“I can’t believe I have to come up here and do this” Megan said as she took the stand on Monday. “Don’t say anything and I’ll give you a million dollars,” she went on to say, according to TMZ.
Meg, wearing a purple suit, red-bottom, black stilettos and a black bob hairstyle, added that he was already on probation, and went on to say that at the time, she remembers thinking about how he seemed more concerned about going to jail than shooting her.
The 27-year-old also testified that she never saw Kelsey with the gun, and chalked up the lack of support from the rap community as a result of it being largely a boy’s club.
Pop Star Testifies She’s Had Suicidal Thoughts, “Can’t Even Be Happy” Anymore After Alleged Shooting
Her testimony resumed after lunch break on Monday, where she said she’s had suicidal thoughts and “can’t even be happy” anymore since the alleged shooting incident, having affected her “both physically and mentally,” NPR reports.
“I can’t even be happy,” she said, her voice breaking during her afternoon testimony. “I can’t hold conversations with people for a long time. I don’t feel like I want to be on this earth. I wish he would have just shot and killed me, if I knew I would have to go through this torture.”
Megan Thee Stallion is set to return for the second day of Lanez’s trial, while fans of hers could be seen holding supportive signs outside the courthouse as she entered the building.
She gave a thumbs up when asked how she was doing on her way to court, and shook her head to indicate “no” when asked if she was nervous about the trial.
Lanez Appears At Court With Son In Tow, Faces Up To 22 Years If Found Guilty After Trial
Meanwhile, Tory Lanez also appeared at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Monday, with his son in tow, with The Shade Room obtaining exclusive footage of the father-son pair entering the courthouse earlier that morning.
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is facing three felony charges; assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a concealed, unregistered firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, The Shade Room previously reported.
If convicted, Peterson faces up to 22 years in prison and/or possible deportation back to his native Canada.
Kelsey Harris, Meg’s former friend who was present for the alleged shooting, is set to be called to the witness stand by the prosecution on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, according to NPR.
This is a developing story. Roomies, make sure to check in with The Shade Room as more trial updates become available.