Tory Lanez’s team allegedly emailed publications to do “campaign press” on the singer-rapper’s behalf. A close source told Billboard that Lanez’s team created faux emails and text messages during the wake of the shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion.
In one email, someone claimed to be Kevin Leong, Head of Creative at the Houston rapper’s record label, 300 Entertainment. There was a link in the email that alleging that Megan didn’t want to testify against Tory Lanez.
“In this day and age, digital security is of utmost importance. The email impersonation of our Head of Creative Kevin Leong, with the intent to disseminate false information, has been brought to our attention and we are working diligently on Megan’s behalf to get to the bottom of the matter,” 300 Entertainment said in a statement to Billboard.
Rap-Up was also one of the publications that received several of those emails. The emails contained videos and links to garner support for Lanez while trying to discredit Megan Thee Stallion following the shooting.
The “WAP” rapper’s team has accused Tory Lanez’s camp of launching a “smear campaign” against the artist who was recently named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
“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. “A smear campaign can’t change the truth.”
However, one of Lanez’s representatives “strongly denies” that the “Luv” singer was the person sending the emails. “The only commentary which has been made on this topic was the creative output on the album,” says his rep. “We are investigating who could be sending these false emails and intend to take action against them.”
The shooting, which took place on July 12, transpired after a disagreement between Megan and Tory, according to the source. “[Lanez] was supposed to be dropping her off at home with her friend, and an argument ensued,” the source told Billboard. “He started calling her names. So she said she wanted to get out of the car. She got out of the car, walked away from the car, and at a short distance, he told her, ‘dance b—-,’ pulled out a gun and shot [at] her four times. Two times hit her, one in each foot, and the other two missed her.”
Lanez, who was charged with possession of a concealed weapon, refuted shooting Megan on his recent project DAYSTAR. “Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on the affidavit / Knowin’ I ain’t do it but I’m comin’ at my truest,” he raps on “Money Over Fallouts,” while also questioning her injuries. “How the f— you get shot in your foot? Don’t hit no bones and tendons?”
However, according to Cedars-Sinai medical records Megan was shot in her feet and shrapnel was found in the rapper’s heel. As we previously reported, after the incident, Lanez reportedly reached out to the “Savage” rapper and apologized. “Tory starts texting her. He starts apologizing, saying, ‘I’m your friend. I love you. Please. I was just drunk. Call me. I wanna make this work,'” the source said.