• Tory Lanez said on Instagram Live Tuesday that he still considers Megan Thee Stallion a friend
  • He said some of the claims made against him were "false"
  • Megan called him "genuinely crazy" following Lanez's Instagram rant 

Tory Lanez has opened up about his relationship with Megan Thee Stallion in an Instagram Live clip where he called her a friend.

Lanez's comments come more than a week after he was charged in connection with the July 12 incident in Los Angeles where he allegedly shot her in the foot. If convicted, he faces 22 years in prison.

In a rant on Instagram Live Tuesday night, Lanez said he still considered Megan a friend.

"I don’t ever wanna come off like I’m here to bash this girl or I’m here to talk down about this girl or ever be at a place where, like, I’m disrespecting her, because to me, as a person, she’s still my friend," Lanez said. "No matter what — even if she doesn’t look at me like that — I look at her like she’s still my friend."

The 28-year-old claimed that the only two people who had a thorough understanding of the incident were Megan and himself.

"It’s crazy because the whole thing about it is - when this whole debacle, or whatever you call it, came about, the whole time was like," he said. "She knows what happened, I know what happened, and we know that what you’re saying and what the alleged things and the alleged accusations of my name ... are not true."

Lanez said he was looking to clear his name and claimed that certain details about the incident have been "falsified."

While he refuted certain details about the shooting, he did not directly deny that he shot Megan.

Megan responded to Lanez's rant with a tweet, saying, "This n----- genuinely crazy."

Megan opened up about the shooting, which took place after a party they both attended, via an op-ed in The New York Times. She wrote that even though she was the victim, she has been met with skepticism and judgment.

“The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted,” she wrote.