Thousands Sign Petition To Deport Tory Lanez After Megan Thee Stallion Shooting
People are calling for the rapper to be sent back to Canada following the shooting.
August 03, 2020 at 12:34 am
As of Friday afternoon, the petition has more than 18,000 signatures and asks for the Department Of Homeland Security to deport Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson. Although Lanez's involvement in the shooting has not been confirmed, the petition calls for his deportation for promoting "violence against women" and for "intentionally trying to harm Megan the Stallion."
It also demands that the rapper be banned from the United States forever.
According to TMZ, Peterson is facing a felony gun charge for a concealed weapon that was found in his vehicle.
Peterson was with the "Savage" rapper, whose real name is Megan Pete, and another woman when police were called to a home in Hollywood Hills around 4:30 a.m. TMZ reported that witnesses heard gunshots in the SUV and then saw the car drive off.
Officers were eventually filmed on video stopping the car and having all three occupants slowly exit the vehicle.
A source told Page Six that “Tory fired the shots from within the vehicle while Megan was outside trying to leave."
"This is a case of a man physically harming and abusing a woman,” the source said.
Pete later shared statements on social media saying she had been shot.
On Monday, Pete discussed the situation at length on Instagram Live, breaking down in tears as she described the trauma of being shot and dealing with the rumors around the situation, as Blavity previously reported.
"I was shot in both of my feet and I had to get surgery to get the bullets taken out. It was super scary and the worst experience of my life. It's not funny. There is nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y'all to start going and making fake stories about. I didn't put my hands on nobody. I didn't deserve to get shot," she said.
In addition to addressing the situation, she spoke about the distasteful jokes that people were making about the situation. Rapper 50 Cent has since come out and apologized for making light of the shooting.