Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted for shooting 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 comes after a two-day hearing, during which prosecutors asked for a prison term of 13 years. Lanez’s defense team presented witnesses in an attempt to secure probation for their client. Megan Thee Stallion, in her victim-impact statement, expressed her trauma and stated that she can’t be in the same room as Lanez. shooting-megan-001836712.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Bruce Haring reported
A judge has sentenced Tory Lanez to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty of shooting fellow Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was convicted on December 23 of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. The sentencing followed a hearing that spanned two days, during which prosecutors sought a 13-year prison term while the defense presented witnesses in the hope of securing probation for their client. Megan Thee Stallion, in a statement read by Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta, expressed her disappointment, stating, “He not only shot me. He made a mockery of my trauma.”
The incident occurred as Megan Thee Stallion was leaving a party at Kylie Jenner’s house, where Lanez allegedly shot her in the foot. The rapper testified in December that Lanez told her to “dance, bitch” before shooting her. In her victim-impact statement, she revealed her reluctance to be in the same room with Lanez again. The court case attracted attention, with chaos erupting in the courtroom upon the announcement of the guilty verdict. Lanez’s father shouted at the judge, and spectators cried and called for an appeal. Lanez, dressed in a pink coat, pink pants, and a white turtleneck, sat silently beside his defense team. He will appeal the verdict but was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Lanez, if given the maximum sentence, faces 22 years in prison and possible deportation to Canada, his home country.
The trial began after Megan Thee Stallion eventually revealed Lanez as the shooter on her Instagram feed, following initial hesitation to disclose the information. The rapper testified that Lanez offered her $1 million to keep quiet about the shooting, a claim Lanez did not testify against. Notable figures, such as Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion’s collaborator on the song “WAP,” expressed support for her online. Lanez’s sentencing is scheduled for January 27..