To wit, Complex has new reporting from a source “close to the situation,” who alleges that “before firing four shots at Megan Thee Stallion’s feet, Tory Lanez allegedly told her, ‘Dance, bitch.'”
Meanwhile, an insider told Page Six the source’s claims in the Complex story are “true.”
The outlet’s source also alleges that Lanez, 28, offered Megan, 25, and her friend Kelsey Nicole “hush money” in the aftermath of the incident.
“As she’s going into surgery, this maniac is texting her,” the source said. “He’s basically trying to say he’ll pay. Her friend is [also] getting calls to receive money. He was trying to keep her quiet.”
Reached for comment by Page Six, Lanez’s rep us the claims are “Completely false, fabricated and insane. [Lanez] categorically denies these accusations.”
It’s been a wild 24 hours for this story, which dates back to mid-July. Thursday, Lanez teased an announcement about the shooting after two months of silence, though it turned out to simply be a photo of his new album cover.
On the album, “Daystar” — which a rep told us was released “on the anniversary of the day his mother, Luella Peterson died — which was also her birthday” — Lanez denies shooting Megan, asking on the track “Money Over Fallouts,” “How the f–k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?”
Lanez also used the album to discuss Kylie Jenner’s involvement in the evening — implying that Megan was jealous of his flirting with Jenner at a party that night — and offering a tepid, vague apology for other behavior on his part vis-a-vis the line “There’s traumas in my past that make me talk loud and lash at you / Sorry for the times my attitude mixed with the status, too.”
Friday, Megan’s team accused Lanez’s camp of launching a “smear campaign” against the “WAP” rapper.
“We have been made aware of manipulated text messages and invented email accounts that have been disseminated to the media in a calculated attempt to peddle a false narrative about the events that occurred on July the 12th,” Megan’s attorney, Alex Spiro, told Page Six on Friday.
“A smear campaign can’t change the truth.”
I imagine it went something like this .....