Grammy-winning rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. The incident occurred as Megan Thee Stallion was leaving a party at Kylie Jenner’s house. Lanez’s sentencing is set for January 27. shooting-megan-001836712.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Bruce Haring reported
A judge has sentenced Tory Lanez to a decade in prison following his conviction for shooting fellow Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. The sentencing came after a two-day hearing during which prosecutors sought a 13-year prison term, while the defense presented witnesses in hopes of probation. In a statement read by Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta, Megan expressed her feelings of not only being shot but also having her trauma belittled. The incident occurred as Megan Thee Stallion was leaving a party at Kylie Jenner’s house, where Lanez allegedly shot her in the foot. Lanez’s father erupted in anger upon hearing the verdict, leading to chaos in the courtroom. Lanez, dressed in pink, sat in disbelief alongside his defense team. Although he plans to appeal the verdict, he was taken away in handcuffs and awaits sentencing in January. Lanez, if given the maximum sentence, faces 22 years in prison and potential deportation to Canada, his home country. Throughout the trial, Lanez maintained his innocence and even released an album to counter Megan Thee Stallion’s version of events. The case originated in July 2020 when police stopped an SUV in the Hollywood Hills, finding Megan Thee Stallion bleeding from her feet. She was later diagnosed with bullet fragments and underwent surgery. Megan initially hesitated to identify Lanez as the shooter but eventually did so on her Instagram feed and in her song “Shots Fired.” During the trial, she testified that Lanez offered her $1 million to keep quiet about the shooting. Notably, other celebrities, such as Cardi B, have expressed support for Megan Thee Stallion and questioned why someone would lie about being shot..