Tory Lanez has been mum on the infamous Megan Thee Stallion incident, in which he is accused of shooting the “Savage” rhymer. Now, his former bodyguard is speaking out on his experience working for the rapper.
On Saturday (Sept. 12), an interview was published on YouTube from journalist Landon Buford featuring, Zyir Brown, the man who used to be security for the Canadian rap-crooner. He was not present the night of the situation, but spoke on his experience with Tory’s character in the past. “Tory never acted how the media is portraying him to react,” Zyir said of his former employer. “I’ve never seen him do that. I’ve never seen him do anything physical to a woman. I’ve never seen that. Now, a nigga, yes.”
According to Zyir, he’s never even seen Tory raise his voice with a woman, much less actually get violent. “I have never seen Tory scream at a female,” Zyir continued. “Even when he got into it with his personal partner. I never seen him get mad or violent. I’ve never seen that part of him, period. He the type of guy that will just get you away from him. Like look, ‘What you need? You need money? You need to go home? You need a hotel? You need Uber?’ He quick to send you away. He not the arguing type. I never seen this guy argue before. This is from my experience. I can’t speak on nothing specific that’s going on with Megan Thee Stallion. I cannot speak on that because I was not there. I was not present.”
Megan Thee Stallion tells a different story about Tory’s behavior on the night of July 12.
The two artists, along with Megan’s friend and Tory’s security, were hanging out in the Hollywood Hills section of L.A. when an argument broke out inside the vehicle they were in. Police were called to the scene because of the disturbance and witnesses claiming someone shot a gun before the vehicle left the scene. The police arrived and the Chixtape rapper was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. It was initially reported that Megan had been cut by glass during the incident, but it was later revealed she was a victim of the shooting.
After remaining mostly silent on the matter, Megan confirmed Tory was the gunman last month. “Since y’all hoes so worried ’bout it,” Meg said on Instagram. “Yes, this nigga Tory shot me. You shot me. And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and shit. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you dragging it. You really fuckin’ dragging it. Muthafuckas talkin’ ’bout I hit this nigga. I never hit you. Muthafuckas was like, ‘Oh, she mad ’cause he was tryna fuck with Kylie.’ No, I wasn’t. You dry shot me.”
Authorities are still reportedly considering whether to charge Tory with felony assault. In the case’s most recent revelation, reports surfaced that Tory allegedly texted Megan after the incident and apologized, citing intoxication as the reason for his actions.
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