In a new episode of Owens’ podcast released on Wednesday (December 21), the political pundit empathized with Megan over the mocking and lack of support she’s seemingly received since the incident happened in 2020.
“Megan Thee Stallion has credibly accused Tory Lanez of shooting her in the foot,” Owens wrote in a tweet promoting a clip from the episode. “She turned down hush money and has been stabbed in the back by her friends. Instead of getting showered with support, Megan was mocked. I can’t imagine what it would be like in her position.”
In the clip, Owens details what happened, and then laments how the Black community has mocked Megan’s experience.
“Her boyfriend, who she had just gotten into a fight with, shot her! Now I know we live in the world where violence is our words and silence is violence, [but] this is real violence!” she said. “This is real, physical violence – the worst kind of violence that you could ever imagine between a man and woman. You are talking about someone who just shot a person! Okay?
“So what happens next? Well there’s a lot of speculations, articles ran, people didn’t know what happened. But I’ll tell you what happened online,” she continued. “Megan was mocked by women and men alike, particularly in Black culture. They couldn’t believe this situation happened; they think it’s funny maybe that she got shot in the foot and had to get surgery performed. You’re not seeing a bunch of people that are calling out Tory for this violence. No!”
The episode comes amid closing arguments in the trial. On Wednesday (December 21), Tory’s defense attorney provided a comical moment in court by claiming the rapper is too short to have shot Megan from out of a window of a Cadillac Escalade.
“There was a light moment for Tory Lanez today during his lawyer’s closing,” Law & Crime reporter Meghann Cuniff tweeted. “Mgdesyan referenced his height, saying he’s ‘what, 5-foot-2’ and ‘I don’t even know if he can get over the door to shoot.’”
The prosecution’s closing argument, meanwhile, focused on Megan’s testimony, in which she tearfully recounted the events before and after the shooting.
Once closing arguments have wrapped, jurors are expected to be given approximately 47 items of evidence, including audio of the 911 call, home security footage featuring the gunshots and videos of Megan on the ground after the police stop.
A verdict is expected in the coming days.