Soulja Boy has defended and 50 Cent has apologized to fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion after Tory Lanez was discovered responsible final month of taking pictures the “Savage” hitmaker in 2020.
In a Wednesday interview with radio host Big Boy, 50 Cent accepted the responsible verdict and defined why he didn’t consider Megan Thee Stallion, whose actual title is Megan Pete, earlier than the trial. The “Candy Shop” performer beforehand shared a number of tweets and memes mocking and doubting the “Traumazine” artist’s allegations towards Lanez, whose actual title is Daystar Peterson.
On Dec. 23, a Los Angeles jury discovered that Canadian rapper Lanez fired a gun at Megan Thee Stallion’s toes in a match of rage after attending a celebration within the Hollywood Hills. After reporting Lanez to police and talking up concerning the incident on social media, Megan Thee Stallion suffered a wave of harassment and misogynoir from the hip-hop neighborhood and past.
“I’m gonna apologize to Megan Thee Stallion,” 50 Cent stated Wednesday. “I said some things … on social media I posted things.”
The “In Da Club” rapper added that he didn’t consider Megan Thee Stallion at first — citing a 2022 interview with CBS’ Gayle King by which the Grammy winner expressed her ache and denied having a sexual relationship with Lanez. She later stated in court docket that she and Lanez did sometimes have a sexual relationship previous to the taking pictures.
“At that point, I knew she was lying,” 50 Cent advised Big Boy. “It wouldn’t be no reason for them to be around each other then. From that, it felt like she was lying — to me. … I wasn’t being supportive of her at that point.”
However, after a telephone dialog between Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion’s former pal Kelsey Harris — who was there the night time of the taking pictures — leaked on-line, 50 Cent stated he modified his thoughts. During the decision, positioned by Lanez from jail to Harris — who stated she was on the hospital with Megan Thee Stallion — Lanez advised Harris he was “deeply sorry” for one thing he did and knew Megan Thee Stallion was in all probability “never ever gonna talk to” him once more. The similar dialog was performed throughout the trial.
“The only reason why I felt like … I should apologize to her is because … I heard the phone conversation,” 50 Cent continued. “That made me feel like, ‘Oh, s—, now I know that this is what happened’ … And I’m sure that that was probably what would sway people in court too.”
In an Instagram Live video earlier this month, Soulja Boy bashed Lanez and referred to as different rappers out for not sticking up for Megan Thee Stallion.
“Y’all … shooting b— out here now, and ain’t nobody saying nothing?” the “Crank That” artist stated.
“I’m the only n— in the whole rap game that’s gonna say something? OK, cool. Well, f— you, Tory Lanez.”
Lanez faces greater than 20 years in jail for his crimes.