Day one of the Tory Lanez trial kicked off and it previewed the long messy road ahead. The defense seemingly tried to paint the shooting as a jealous catfight between friends over A-list celebrities including part-time hooper Ben Simmons.
Prosecutors opened arguments by revealing the disagreement they believe led to the shooting. The argument was allegedly over Megan Thee Stallion criticizing Tory’s rapping abilities. The courts also revealed traces of gunpowder were found on Kelsey, Tory, and three other people according to Buzzfeed.
Lawyers For Tory Lanez Paint Kelsey Nicole As The Shooter, Claims Megan The Stallion Slept With DaBaby, Ben Simmons & Tory While She Was Dating Them
After the prosecutors revealed their claims, Tory’s lawyers were able to defend their client and things got messy, to say the least. Their story insinuates Tory was getting cozy with Kylie Jenner and Megan Thee Stallion became upset.
Reportedly Kylie Jenner directly told Megan The Stallion it was time for them to leave and while in the car Tory allegedly asked Kelsey Nicole why would she back up Megan’s actions when she sleeps with her men. Tory’s lawyers went on to list Ben Simmons, DaBaby, and Tory as examples and why Kelsey would have motives to harm Megan.
They doubled down on their claims seemingly to introduce doubt about Meg’s credibility after she told Gayle King that she was never in a sexual relationship with Lanez.
When the topic of Tory’s jailhouse phone calls apologizing to Megan came up, the defense pointed out he never explicitly apologized for shooting Megan, reports @LawyerForWorkers who was on the scene. The defense claims that Lanez apologies were for “sleeping with both friends” which caused the events that night.
Defense lawyers painted a picture that the Canadian rapper was the hero who even had gun power on him because he tried to take the gun from Kelsey.
Until the trial is over the drama will only continue.
Amid the ongoing trial, Ben Simmons took to Instagram to show that he was unbothered by the antics.
Lanez is facing 22 years in jail and has pleaded not guilty on all charges. Megan The Stallion is set to testify later today.