Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons strongly denied hooking up with rapper Megan Thee Stallion or her former friend Kelsey Nicole.
Simmons took to Instagram to share a video after it was alleged in court that he had relations with the two women.
Ben Simmons posted this to his Instagram story in response to the defense’s opening statement regarding Megan and Kelseypic.twitter.com/36BbMwGSHo
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 12, 2022
Simmons’ name was mentioned as part of the defense for rapper Tory Lanez (aka Daystar Peterson) for his alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez allegedly shot the female rapper three times, according to prosecutors at his trial on Monday.
The prosecution also is expected to present evidence, such as text messages from Lanez, that show him apologizing for the situation.
“I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart … shit should have never happened and I can’t change what I did,” Lanez texted Megan, according to prosecutors. “Cuz I genuinely just got too drunk.”
According to the prosecution, doctors pulled three bullet fragments from Megan’s feet.
Ben Simmons was the last name I thought that would have been brought up in the Meg Thee Stallion v Tory Lanez case. 😂
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“The defense’s point is that what happens in the car is this,” @lawyerfortheworkers said. “Tory questions Kelsey, ‘Hey Kelsey why are you backing up Meg for me trying to get it on with Kyle Jenner? Meg has been snaking men from you your whole life. I hooked up with you Kelsey, and then Meg went behind your back and hooked up with me. And, Kelsey, this is not the first time. You had been hooking up with Ben Simmons? Meg went behind you back and hooked up with Ben Simmons.’”
Essentially, the defense team for Lanez is alleging that an argument broke out between the two women that caused the shooting.
It’s unclear whether or not the allegations are true about Simmons and the female rapper, but he clearly denies them at this point.
Lanez, who tested positive for gunshot residue following the incident, has his defense arguing that it was because he tried to take the gun from Nicole following the incident.
Megan Thee Stallion initially had told police that she had cut her feet on broken glass following the incident. She later revealed on Instagram Live that Lanez had shot her.
“You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs, lying and shit,” Megan said on Instagram Live. “Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you’re dragging it.”
While Simmons is clearly far removed from the situation, it appears part of Lanez’ defense relies on the rumor of his relationship with the female rapper being true.
Simmons is currently in his first full season with the Nets after sitting out all of the 2021-22 campaign. He was dealt to Brooklyn ahead of last season’s trade deadline in the trade that sent James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers.
This season, Simmons is averaging 8.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game while shooting 61.9 percent from the field. He has missed several games due to injury for Brooklyn, but the team is hoping he will be a key contributor for a playoff run this season.