CNN has reached out for a response to reps for Lanez and to reps for Megan Thee Stallion for additional comment. CNN asked Lanez’s publicist specifically about the allegation by Megan Thee Stallion that she has been lying.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, was arrested and charged at the time with possession of a concealed weapon but has not been charged in connection with the alleged shooting.
He has not commented publicly on Megan Thee Stallion’s allegations.
The investigation is ongoing, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office spokesman Ricardo Santiago told CNN on Friday.
“On July 24, our office asked law enforcement for further investigation before making a filing decision on a charge of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm — personal use of a firearm, against Daystar Peterson,” he said.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer William Cooper told CNN on Friday: “At this point I have not received any new information from the officers regarding the investigation.”
Police responded to a shots-fired call, they say
The “Savage” star explained she was in a car in a Los Angeles neighborhood in July with a friend, Lanez, and a member of his security team when an argument ensued.
Megan Thee Stallion alleges she had gotten out of the car and started walking — since they were not far from a house where she was staying — when Lanez shot her in both feet.
In the weeks leading up to the incident, the pair had been seen frequently hanging out together, per their respective social media accounts.
Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Hollywood Division responded to a call regarding shots fired at around 4:30 a.m. on July 12 in the 1800 block of Nichols Canyon Road, the agency said in a July 15 news release.
Witnesses provided a description of the suspect or suspects and their vehicle, and responding officers spotted a vehicle matching that description, police said.
A traffic stop was conducted and several people were detained, they said.
Following their investigation, police arrested Lanez and charged him with having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, the news release states.
The singer/rapper was booked into Hollywood Jail and bonded out later in the day, police said.
Police initially sought more information about the incident from potential witnesses.
Megan Thee Stallion was taken to a local hospital, where she said she later had surgery to remove bullets from her feet.
During her video, Megan Thee Stallion suggested the false reports about her injuries surfaced because she didn’t initially tell police at the scene that Lanez had shot her.
“You think I’m about to tell police that we … us, Black people, got a gun in the car?” she said. “You want me to tell the law that we got a gun in the car so that they can shoot all of us up.”