Tory Lanez‘s shooting trial has officially begun and on day one, prosecutors stated estranged Megan Thee Stallion’s estranged friend, Kelsey Harris, would testify against Lanez. The prosecutation says that she will state that Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, shot the rapper, whose real name name is Megan Pete.
According to Rolling Stone, on Dec. 12, Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney Alexander Bott made his opening statement to jurors. Bott said, “Harris was a wildcard leading up to the trial. She will take the stand and share her first-person account of the fateful night.” Harris and the rapper severed their friendship after the shooting in July 2020.
Leading up to the proceedings, prosecutors were unsure about Harris. For two years, she had remained silent about what she saw take place.
“Kelsey will tell you that she just saw her close friend get shot by the defendant,” said Bott, adding that Harris rushed to be by the side of her friend. He stated Harris saw the rapper bleeding from her foot as she lay in the driveway of Hollywood Hills home.
“She’ll tell you she didn’t know if the defendant still had this gun. She didn’t know what the defendant was capable of or if he was going to continue his assault.”
Bott continued, “Her defensive instincts kicked into gear, and she approached the defendant. She’ll tell you the defendant physically assaulted her at that point. He pulled her by her hair, and he either punched her or slapped her.”
Court documents claim that Harris approached Lanez after he fired five rounds.