Tory Lanez, as was public knowledge, had a pre-trial hearing set for Feb. 23. Prior to the start of that hearing, however, Akademiks tweeted out a “BREAKING” update purporting that it “was revealed in court few moments ago that Tory Lanez DNA WAS NOT found on the weapon in the Meg Thee Stallion case.”
Ultimately, the tweet was deleted. The hearing, meanwhile, merely resulted in an April date being set for a continuation.
“Y’all got breaking news 15 minutes before court started and nobody has even been called in yet??” Megan wrote on Instagram. “Y’all tryna win a social media campaign this is MY REAL LIFE! Y’all tryna get retweets SPREADING FALSE NARRATIVES!”
At this point, Megan mentioned Akademiks directly.
“Why are you lying?” she wrote. “What did you gain?”
Continuing, the Something for Thee Hotties artist pointed out that “nobody even cares to read” and reminded the public that claims of this nature result in her having to repeatedly relive the incident. “It hurts im so tired,” she wrote.
Producer LilJuMadeDaBeat, whose work with Megan includes contributions to Something for Thee Hotties and Good News, has also addressed what transpired on Wednesday.
“Social media has made y’all dumb af,” he said in a tweet.
Lanez jumped into the fray on Wednesday afternoon, tweeting, “u can’t buy and tweet your way out of this one..not today.”
Megan swiftly responded to having her honesty questioned, again sharing alleged July 12, 2020 texts from Lanez on Instagram, which purport to show him saying he was “sorry from the bottom of my heart” and “was just too drunk.”
“Lie yo way out of this…if you aint do shit what you was apologizing for?” she captioned the quickly-deleted post. “THE LAWYERS GOT YO PHNE RECORDS AND MINE. ALL YOUR TXT. THEY GOT YOU RECORDED ON THE JAIL PHONE TALKING TO KELSEY APOLOGIZING BEGGING US NOT TO TALK.”
Akademiks circled back to the conversation, saying Lanez’s lawyer told the court “they have completed DNA results from the prosecution which is very pleasing to his client. (I saw this doc myself.. it literally says it was inconclusive in finding TORY DNA on the gun or magazine). … Meg gotta call the DA and ask em if its true. i dont know why she up on here taggin me in post like i just be making shit up.”
Akademiks added that “Meg can get the same document that they referenced in court today. Hopefully she’s entitled to see what the DA will be using against Tory being that shes the victim. its part of discovery. Ask the DA what the completed DNA test said...then come back & apologize to Big AK.”
In a comment provided to Complex, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said, “Although we are legally prohibited from commenting on the evidence and will continue to abide by that obligation, our office is under an ethical duty to only proceed on charges which we believe can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and which have already been upheld by a judge after presentation of evidence at the preliminary hearing. We believe the evidence substantially supports the charges and allegations and that evidence will be borne out in court.”
Megan shared an additional IG Stories aimed at Akademiks, writing “What you saying is [Tory] lawyer sharing evidence with bloggers? Got it.”
Later, Tory alleged he apologized for getting caught “fucking 2 best friends.”
Rapper and Megan’s boyfriend Pardison Fontaine jumped into the fray, telling Tory to “put the phone dwn let’s link .. you n me .. ain’t nothin to talk about.”
Tory replied, “we’ve had this encounter … u did nothing.”
Megan later clapped back at Tory for his apology tweet as she called his narrative “not true” and added, “Why are you skipping over the shooting just admit you shot me!”
Megan also re-posted a tweet from Rolling Stone reporter Nancy Dillon that the claim the DNA results were “pleasing” to Tory’s side is “totally fabricated.”
Sometime later, Dillon shared an update to provide a transcript of what Tory Lanez’s attorney said regarding DNA results. “We are in the process of actually retaining an expert with respect to DNA,” said the attorney. “It is our hope that we will be able to review & confirm the LAPD’s analysis, which from our standpoint was favorable.” In a follow-up tweet, Dillon confirmed the LAPD analysis results have not be disclosed, and there’s a protective order on the case preventing the information from being released.
Despite the statement indicating that a DNA expert still needs to verify the results, Akademiks claimed a victory and asked for an apology in an all-caps tweet.
Amid the back-and-forth that took place during the day, Megan’s attorney Alex Spiro told XXL, “This is nothing more than the dishonest machinations of a desperate man.”
In January of last year, it was falsely claimed on social media that Lanez’s charges in connection with the shooting case had been dropped. The year prior, Lanez was announced to have been charged in connection with allegations of having “inflicted great bodily injury” on a woman in the Hollywood Hills area.
Amid reports focused on the shooting in 2020, Bun B was among those who came forward with public messages of support for Megan. “Fuck Tory Lanez, and I don’t care if this go viral or none of this shit,” Bun said at the time. “I’m from Houston and if somebody would have done something to Megan in this city, we would’ve rode.”
This month, Megan honored her late parents with the launch of the Pete and Thomas Foundation. Learn more here.