Tory Lanez Faces Two Felony Charges And Up To 23 Years In Prison In Connection To Meg Thee Stallion Shooting
The Canadian musician was charged over his July incident with Meg The Stallion.
October 09, 2020 at 2:22 am
Tory Lanez is facing two felony charges for allegedly shooting rapper Meg The Stallion during an argument they had in July, according to the Associated Press.The singer was charged by Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday on the counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm along with the possession of a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He is accused of shooting at Megan's feet as well as hitting her as the complaint states Lanez “inflicted great bodily injury” against her.
The Canadian transplant, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, faces a maximum sentence of 23 years if convicted at his arraignment on Tuesday, October 13.
NEW: Tory Lanez has been charged with felony count of assault with firearm over shooting of Megan Thee Stallion pic.twitter.com/yPgAP8ub6t— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 8, 2020
As Blavity previously reported, the alleged shooting occurred earlier this year after the musical pair and Megan's best friend left a gathering that took place at Kylie Jenner’s home. The incident, which resulted in both of Megan's feet being lodged with bullets, came soon after a verbal spat. According to TMZ, Lanez offered an apology via text citing his intoxication as the cause of his behavior.
These charges come on the heels of Lanez' latest musical project that seemingly addresses the explosive situation and allegations in a 17-track album. DAYSTAR, the eponymous album in question, was released one day after the announcement that Breonna Taylor’s murderers would be reprieved of any consequences surrounding her death.
Details are forthcoming.