Megan Thee Stallion has accused Drake of using her to gain “clout” in his new track Circo Loco.
The collaboration with 21 Savage refers to a woman that “lie ’bout getting shots, but she still a stallion” that many of us, including Megan consider to be about her.
Rapper from Texas Megan claims she was injured after Tory Lanez shot at her feet following an Hollywood event in 2020.
With Tory who denies the charges – set to be tried in the near future, BBC Newsbeat looks at how we arrived at this stage.
Tory Lanez attends Sorry For What Event on the 28th of September 2022. The event will be held in New York City.
The whole thing begins with the party that was hosted by Kylie Jenner in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, 2020.
Megan is the her real name Megan Pete Megan, real name Megan Pete, and Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, are reported to have been involved in an argument while driving away from the venue.
In a hearing in November, Los Angeles Police told an judge that after Megan was begging to be let out of the car she was able to hear Tory calling her to dance, and he then opened fire using a gun.
The Savage singer initially admitted to police that she had been injured when she stepped upon broken glass.
It was on Instagram the first time she stated she believed Tory had taken her to the hospital.
The pair was together for a while, but had a breakup prior to the accusations came to light.
He’s denied charges of assault using a firearm and carrying a firearm loaded in an automobile. He’s also ordered to remain at minimum 100 feet (91.4m) of Megan.
Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada
Megan later opened up about her injuries and said she required surgery to remove the bullets that had hit her feet. were unable to reach her bones and tendons.
“I know my mama and my daddy and my granny had to be looking out for me with that one, because where the bullets hit at, they missed everything, but they were in there,” she earlier said.
Both artists later refer to the controversy in their works.
In his hit song Money Over Fallout, Tory claimed that the allegations against him were bogus in his song Money Over Fallout, claiming: “Megan people tryna frame me for a shooting.”
In the same track he ponders the shooting by saying: “How you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?”
In the following months, Megan released her own track, Shots Fired, which claimed that she was accusing Tory for lying “just to save face” and claimed she was the only one “speakin’ facts”.
“I became the villain.”
Drake along with 21 Savage perform during Wicked (Spelhouse Homecoming Concert) with 21 Savage at Forbes Arena at Morehouse College on October 19 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia
As the fight grew more intense the public began to take the sides and such as Drake becoming the most recent person in support of Tory.
Megan was vocal about her feelings after her abuse and memes were circulating on the internet, saying: “In some kind of way, I became the villain”.
The woman was accused of lying to avoid having been killed and was forced to defend herself on multiple occasions and suggest that misogyny – racism against black women could be the reason why she’s been victimized.
Megan has been praised by musicians like JoJo and Kehlani However, she says she’s been described to be “aggressive” and a “snitch”.
A year after the filming, DaBaby – who collaborated with Megan on her hit song Cry Baby – was criticised for inviting Tory onto stage following her performance at the Rolling Loud Festival.
What is the reason behind Drake in the picture?
Drake performs on stage at Drake’s Till Death Do Us Part rap battle on October 30, 2021, in Long Beach, California.
Although Drake and Tory were not always eye-to-eye , the two are both Canadian and are said to be in good agreement.
He hasn’t yet publicly addressed the negative reaction to the track.
When his latest album Her Loss, which includes Circo Loco was released, Megan reacted furiously on Twitter by writing: “since when it is cool to joke about women getting shot? “.
She then went on to state that “weak… conspiracy theories” were linked to her name. She also attack hip-hop artists who “pile on a black woman when she says one of y’all homeboys abused her”.
She has claimed that she was accused by Drake of swathing in “clout”.
What do we do from this point?
Tory has been quiet since the release of the track, tweeting a shrug emoticon.
The suspect has been placed under house arrest since last week in anticipation the long-anticipated trial scheduled to begin next month in an Los Angeles court.
The hearing was set to start in September but were delayed when Tory admitted to a court that his defense lawyer was working on other matters.
See the original tweet on Twitter.
In an announcement, Megan’s lawyer Alex Spiro said: “Despite the irrefutable evidence that Megan was a victim of gun violence, the ignorant continue to support her attacker.”
Drake has not yet responded to Newsbeat’s request for comments.