Posted on: December 26, 2022 Posted by: Annette Comments: 0
Megan Thee Stallion

After rapper and singer Tory Lanez was found guilty of three felony charges related to the July 2020 shooting of rapper Megan Thee Stallion, people went online to express their approval, shock or disappointment.

A Los Angeles jury of seven women and five men found Lanez, legally named Daystar Peterson, 30, guilty Friday of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence.

The 27-year-old Grammy-winning rapper accused Lanez of shooting her in the foot after leaving a party at influencer Kylie Jenner‘s house. An argument erupted in the SUV they were riding in along with Megan’s former friend and assistant Kelsey Harris. Once the argument escalated between the three, Megan says she exited the vehicle, and that’s when Lanez shot her in both feet, saying, “Dance, b*tch!”

LA County District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement that Megan “showed incredible courage and vulnerability” during her testimony. He also acknowledged “repeated and grotesque attacks” against her.

“You faced unjust and despicable scrutiny that no woman should ever face and you have been an inspiration to others across LA County and the nation,” he said. “Women, especially Black women, are afraid to report crimes like assault and sexual violence because they are too often not believed.”

For Lanez, some supporters feel so strongly that he is the victim of some type of judicial bias or music industry pressure, they have launched a petition to appeal his verdict. Meanwhile, others have expressed what they feel needs to happen next for Meg and black women in general:

 

 

 

 

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Annette Purkiss Johnson is the president of Allwrite Publishing and editor of HERS magazine. She has taught journalism at the collegiate level and continues to develop writers and authors of all kinds. The author of several books, including a language arts textbook series, she also produces plays, films and other creative adaptations of writing.