Tory Lanez takes to social media and denies Meg Thee Stallion shooting accusations

In an effort to clear his name, Tory Lanez took to Instagram Tuesday night, Oct. 20, to address the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

The Canadian rapper went on Instagram Live to address the allegations that he shot Megan Thee Stallion.

Tory Lanez called the accusations “not true” about the highly publicized altercation that happened between the two on July 12. Tory Lanez had also said that he originally planned to make a public statement addressing the matter earlier but was advised not to.

While he addressed the issues at hand, he also took time to state that despite what’s currently going on between them, he still considers Meg a friend and cares for her as such.

"I don’t ever want to come off like I’m here to bash this girl or I’m here to talk down about this girl or ever be at a place where I’m disrespecting her because to me as a person, she’s still my friend. Even if she doesn’t look at me like that, I look at her like she’s still my friend," Tory Lanez said during his live stream.

Tory Lanez also went on to talk about the constant backlash he has faced not from his fans but peers as well.

“Everybody just shunned me I showed everybody love at the top of the year. Everybody was on quarantine radio. The second y’all have an accusation against me, ya’ll bash me and I don’t get a say?"

Tory Lanez also addressed accusations he received about not supporting black women. Lanez said in the post that those claims about him are not true.

"When have I not supported black women? In every music video, I've made the lead girl is a black woman. I've made five "Chixtapes" talking about black women and supporting black love."

Tory Lanez continues to claim his innocence involving the incident. On Oct. 8, Tory Lanez was charged with assault with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle in regarding the incident.