Rapper Tory Lanez is said to have shot Megan Thee Stallion in the feet twice after an argument in which she and her friend tried to leave the SUV they were all traveling in.
According to TMZ, the group took off from a house party in the Hollywood Hills in the early hours of Sunday morning, but Megan, 25, and her friend Kelsey Nicole eventually wanted to get out of the car with a driver.
TMZ claims Tory, 27, then opened fire in the vehicle and hit Megan twice in the feet.
However, they add that witnesses are not working with the police to confirm what happened.
Video shows rapper Megan Thee Stallion leaving bloody footprints on a sidewalk after she was ‘deliberately shot twice in the foot’ after a Hollywood Hills house party on Sunday
“I’m grateful to be alive”: Megan Thee Stallion (photo) was shot wounded during an argument in the Hollywood Hills early Sunday. Police are still investigating the incident
Rapper Tory Lanez, 27, was arrested after police officers found a gun in his vehicle after being arrested by the LAPD next to Megan Thee Stallion early Sunday morning
Video footage emerged on Thursday showing Megan leaving bloody footprints on a sidewalk after police pulled the SUV over a report shot early Sunday morning.
The first police report said shots were fired into the air from an SUV that was then taken off, not at anyone.
The video sees the police ordering the music sensation to get out of an SUV with her boyfriend and fellow rapper Tory.
As she walks over the concrete with her hands in the air, blood is seen from her foot. Tory was seen lying on the road next to the side of the vehicle with his hands in the air.
Police reportedly responded to reports of gunshots in the area when they stopped the SUV with the musicians in it.
Tory was subsequently arrested on the basis of a hidden weapon load.
Megan says she was a “victim” of the incident and was not arrested for any crime.
It was initially unclear who shot her or why and the LAPD says they are still investigating.
Police said Megan was the victim of the incident.
TMZ now reports that Tory was the culprit and will claim that it was an accidental shooting.
They add that the police have been told that there are mobile phone images of the incident, but they have not yet been transferred.
Fellow rapper Tory Lanez (left) was also in the vehicle when it was pulled over the police. He is seen on the ground with his hands in the air. He is said to have fired shots after a fight
Megan revealed that she was shot in an Instagram post on Wednesday, contradicting initial reports that she cut her foot.
“I received gunshot wounds from a crime committed against me with the intention of harming me,” Megan wrote, not saying who shot her or why.
“I was never arrested, the police officers took me to the hospital where I had surgery to remove the bullets,” she told her 1.5 million followers.
“I am incredibly grateful that I live and that I am expected to make a full recovery.”
“I’m currently focused on my recovery, so I can return to my life and make music again as soon as possible.”
In her caption to the post, Megan added, “This whole experience was an eye opener and a blessing in disguise. I hate that I needed this experience to learn how to protect my energy. ‘
Meanwhile, Tory was released after paying bail later on Sunday.
Megan and Tory were featured on social media prior to the shooting at a pool party with Kylie Jenner.
Kylie has not spoken about the incident.
Set the record straight: 25-year-old rapper took to her Instagram account on Wednesday to tell her side of the story, claiming she had been intentionally shot
Megan Thee Stallion (left photo) did not mention Tory Lanez (left photo) in her Instagram post. She said she was shot with the “ intention to hurt me physically ”
Tory has previously been in legal trouble related to weapon charges after being arrested in Miramar, Florida in April 2017 after authorities recovered a weapon and marijuana from him after persuading him for registration issues, according to TMZ.
The Ontario, Canada-born artist has had success on the hit singles charts including Jerry Sprunger, Freaky, and Who Needs Love.
Meanwhile, Megan continues to dominate the charts after she became famous last year with the track Hot Girl Summer.
She topped the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart this year with her remix of ‘Savage,’ featuring Beyonce.
The song is from her nine-track album Suga, which was released in March and helped the artist win the top female hip-hop artist at last month’s BET Awards, beating Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Lizzo.
Last year she made the 2019 TIME 100 Next List, was named one of AP’s Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year, won awards at the MTV Video Music Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards, and was honored by Variety and Billboard -Magazines.