Megan Thee Stallion Reflects On Tory Lanez's Guilty Verdict

Megan Thee Stallion says that she never considered that people wouldn't believe her accusations against Tory Lanez.

BYCole Blake
2019 American Music Awards - Arrivals

Megan Thee Stallion says that the idea of people not believing her accusations against Tory Lanez never originally occurred to her. The Traumazine rapper reflected on the guilty verdict in Lanez's trial during a new interview with Elle. She says that the extensive discussion will be her last public comment on the matter.

“It never crossed my mind that people wouldn’t believe me," Megan said. "For years, my attacker tried to leverage social media to take away my power. Imagine how it feels to be called a liar every day?"

Megan Thee Stallion Arriving At Court

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Megan Thee Stallion whose legal name is Megan Pete arrives at court to testify in the trial of Rapper Tory Lanez for allegedly shooting her on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The Toronto rapper ended up being found guilty of shooting Megan after a party in the summer of 2020. He was convicted on three felony counts and faces up to 20 years in prison. "Still, I knew the truth and the indisputable facts would prevail," Megan continued. "I had worked way too hard to reach this point in my career to let taunts deter me. When the guilty verdict came on Dec. 23, 2022, it was more than just vindication for me, it was a victory for every woman who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime committed against them.”

As for where she's at now, Megan says that she's doing much better but is still battling with leftover anxiety from the entire ordeal. "I’m in a happier place, but I still have anxiety," she admitted to the outlet. "I’ve accepted this chapter of my life as part of my journey, but I will not allow it to define my journey. I’ve been dragged through the mud, but I’m so happy that I’m able to finally come out of it with a new perspective.”

Tory Lanez isn't giving up yet, however. He's filed a motion seeking a new trial while arguing jurors were "erroneously allowed" to see an Instagram comment. The comment reportedly shows Lanez stating that Megan’s former friend Kelsey Harris was not the shooter.


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