What do we know about the rapper’s alleged shooting?

Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez
Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez

Rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez are back in the news, after Tory denied shooting Megan in the feet in one of his new songs.

The case has led to several high-profile rows in the US music industry.

It has also sparked a debate about perceptions of gender-based violence against black women, and concerns within the African American community about police brutality.

Authorities in Los Angeles say investigations are ongoing.

How did this begin?

During the early hours of 12 July, police responded to a “shots fired” incident in the Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said in a statement.

An argument is reported to have taken place inside a vehicle, with shots fired into the air, before the vehicle left the scene.

The LAPD said officers then conducted a “traffic stop” on a vehicle matching a description provided by eyewitnesses,

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Local lockdowns must be ‘reasonable’, Leeds council leader says, with visits to care homes allowed

A shopper wears a face mask in Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire, where tougher lockdown measures were introduced after a rise in coronavirus infections.
A shopper wears a face mask in Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire, where tougher lockdown measures were introduced after a rise in coronavirus infections.

The leader of Leeds City Council has said local lockdowns must be ‘reasonable’ and visits to care homes should be allowed. 

Labour councillor Judith Blake said messages from the Government had been confused and have left many unsure about what is now expected of them.  

This follows a recent ban on mixing of households coming into force across swathes of Northern England with warnings that the new measures may not be enough to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Leeds City Council said there had been a “steep rise” in infections, with the rate at 98.5 per 100,000 people.

Speaking on the BBC’s Today programme this morning, Ms Blake said: “We’re pressing very hard to allow visitors to go into care homes in a safe way with

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Weeks into school year, groups pushing for more transparent coronavirus data

For several weeks, the Florida Education Association has been calling on state officials to release more information on COVID-19 in public schools. There isn’t a statewide dashboard, and only about half of Florida’s 67 school districts publicly report cases, the state’s largest teachers union said.

“You can’t make choices and you can’t make decisions if you don’t have information,” FEA President Andrew Spar told ABC News. “You should be informing parents as to what’s happening in their school. You should be informing educators, teachers, if they are being exposed to a serious virus.”

The FEA is pushing for the Florida Department of Health and school districts to release the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the location of the cases and the number of people who have been quarantined. In some school districts, parents might not know if there are cases in their school, or even their child’s classroom, Spar said.

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Tory Lanez Denies Accusations of Shooting Megan Thee Stallion on New Album: ‘I Ain’t Do It’

Megan Thee Stallion Says She’s ‘Hurt’ and ‘Traumatized’ After Being Shot: ‘Black Women Are So Unprotected’

PLUS: 50 Cent Apologizes to Megan Thee Stallion for Sharing Insensitive Meme of Shooting Incident

Tory Lanez is using his newly-released album to address allegations that he shot fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion earlier this summer.

On Thursday, Lanez dropped a 17-track album entitled Daystar in which he denies shooting the “Savage” artist in the foot, claiming that she is “trying to frame” him for the July incident which occurred in Los Angeles.

On the track “Money Over Fallouts,” audio clips of the media speaking about the alleged shooting play at the top of the song before Lanez (whose real name is Daystar Peterson) raps, “Megan, people tryin’ to frame me for a shootin” and “Gotta see a couple questions: how the f– you get shot in yo foot it don’t hit no bones

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Police officer shot dead at station in Croydon by detainee

Floral tributes outside the Croydon Custody Centre where the officer was killed - DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/ AFP
Floral tributes outside the Croydon Custody Centre where the officer was killed – DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/ AFP

Shock as police officer shot dead at station by detainee

A “much loved” police sergeant was shot dead by a detainee at a south London custody suite. The victim died in hospital after the gunman opened fire at Croydon custody centre at around 2.15am. The 23-year-old murder suspect, who is believed to have shot himself, is in a critical condition in hospital. Cressida Dick, the Met Commissioner, confirmed the victim was a “long-serving sergeant” but, at the time of writing, his identity has not yet been revealed while officers try to trace his next of kin. A murder probe has been launched as investigators try to establish how the gun got into the custody suite. Our liveblog has the latest.

London added to Covid-19 ‘watch list’ as R rate rises

London has been added

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How the Global Leader in Diamond Mining Is Taking Care of the World

Back in July, diamond mining behemoth ALROSA launched a new responsible jewelry brand with Brilliant Earth that donates 10 percent of every purchase to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

That same month, Diamonds That Care raised $338,781 by auctioning off pieces designed by Anna Hu at Christie’s. The money raised went to the Brave of Heart Fund, an organization that provides financial and emotional support to the families of health care workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Anna Hu necklace for Christie’s auction

As the world leader in diamond mining, ALROSA is serious about doing good through its work and by its workers.

“We have a long history of dedicated social responsibility,” says Rebecca Foerster, ALROSA’s U.S. president. “We have about 500 community-oriented charity projects every year, more than any other mining company.”

Worth spoke with Foerster about ALROSA’s new responsible jewelry brand, Diamonds That Care, the company’s

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Princess Eugenie is pregnant – this is how the super-rich have babies

eugenie pregnant - Getty
eugenie pregnant – Getty

On September 25, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank. Due in early 2021, the baby will be a ninth great-grandchild for the Queen. But royals and the super-rich don’t have babies like the rest of us. No, they have a network of doulas and private hospital wings and top potty trainers to help make life as new parents a little more graceful. This is how the super rich have babies.

Needle matches

Twinkly-eyed Gerad Kite has a reputation for making women pregnant. So much so that the London-based esteemed practitioner of Worsley Five Element acupuncture (a method that focuses on balancing energy flows in the body) has a waiting list and charges £350 for an initial consultation (then £225 thereafter). Kite’s results are legion.

Everyone from Fearne Cotton to Mel C swears by his methods, and his

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Moscow asks elderly to stay home amid new surge

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital.

On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow, the number of new daily infections started to grow last week and was up to over 1,500 on Friday from under 700 two weeks ago.

“None of us want to return to severe restrictions (that were in place) this spring. I hope we can avoid that,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog.

Sobyanin urged people over 65 years old and those suffering from chronic illnesses to stay at home starting from Monday, limit their contacts with others and leave their residence only when necessary. Employers are recommended to allow as many people as

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Did You Know You Can Be Allergic to Tattoo Ink? Yep, That’s A Thing

From Seventeen

Getting your first tattoo is both terrifying and exciting, and you probably have a million questions already. How bad will it hurt? How do you know if a parlor is safe? How much will it cost? Before you get anything permanently placed on your body, you should make sure every single one of these questions (and many more) are answered 100%.

Even though I have nine tattoos and counting, I’m still nowhere near an expert on tattoo care. So I enlisted the best professionals in the biz (a celeb tattoo artist and two dermatologists) to spill all that tattoo-related tea – removals, reactions, pricing and more. Along with their expert medical advice, I also shared a few things I’ve learned from when I’ve personally gone under the needle – both the good and very, VERY bad. Read on for all of the things you NEED to know before

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FDA asks TikTok to remove ‘Benadryl Challenge’ videos after reports link several deaths to the drug

Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids. <p class="copyright">Crystal Cox/Business Insider</p>
Diphenhydramine is commonly found in allergy medications and sleep aids.
  • The FDA issued a memo on Thursday warning against participation in the “Benadryl Challenge,” what reports have said is a social media challenge in which people overdose on Benadryl with the goal of hallucinating.

  • Three Texas teens were hospitalized in May after participating in the challenge, a news release from Cook Children’s Medical Center said.

  • A TikTok spokesperson told Insider that TikTok had not seen the content “actively trend” on the platform, but it “actively [removes] content that violates our guidelines.”

  • Insider could not find TikTok videos specifically related to the challenge, but the idea of tripping off of Benadryl has existed for years on the internet.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In a memo published on Thursday, September 24, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against participation in the “Benadryl Challenge,” what’s some reports

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