Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, which he claims was an accident because he mistakenly thought she was an intruder. Now the chief prosecutor is trying to expose a different story, one that revolved around an egotistical Pistorius and Steenkamp fighting, claiming that Pistorius intentionally killed her after an argument, an argument that wasn’t worth anyone losing their life.
From the Associated Press:
"Nel asserted that Pistorius was sometimes mean to Steenkamp, pressing him about her objection to him playing a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar on a car stereo. Pistorius referred to the song in a cellular telephone message to Steenkamp that acknowledged her objections and has been included as evidence in the trial.The prosecutor asked if the name of the song was “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” but Pistorius said he couldn’t remember the specific song. Nel responded that Steenkamp would have been right to take offense.A phone message from Steenkamp to Pistorius that was shown in court includes the line: “You make me happy 90% of the time and I think we are amazing together but I am not some other bitch you may know trying to kill your vibe.”"
Clearly this isn’t the sole reason that may have sparked this tragedy, but it is interesting that a fight over a song made it into the trial. This example was used to discredit the “loving and protective” Pistorius angle that paints him as a loving boyfriend trying to protect Steenkamp from intruders.