Rapper Tory Lanez is charged with two crimes in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion after the row in his SUV in July. If convicted, he faces up to 23 years in prison
- Tory Lanez faces two crimes – attacking with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle
- He is charged with shooting and beating Megan Thee Stallion's feet after she got off an SUV during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12
- If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of around 23 years
- Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, is identified only as Megan P in the criminal complaint
Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday accused rapper Tory Lanez of shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this year.
Lanez is accused of shooting and beating Megan Thee Stallion's feet after she got off an SUV during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12.
He faces two crimes – attacking with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. A message sent to his representative was not immediately returned.
Lanez, a 27-year-old Canadian rapper and singer who goes by the legal name Daystar Peterson, is due to be indicted Tuesday in Los Angeles. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of around 23 years.
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Tory Lanez (left) faces two criminal offenses in connection with the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion during an incident on July 12
Footage showing the moments after the shooting, with Lanez and Thee Stallion lying on the floor when authorities arrive
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, is identified only as Megan P. in the criminal complaint.
She had refused to name Lanez as the person she had been shooting on social media posts and videos on the subject for over a month. But on August 20, she said in an Instagram video, "Yeah … Tory shot me" and urged him to "stop lying" about the incident.
The day before the recording, the rapper posted a series of photos showing the extent of her injuries.
Lanez did not speak publicly about the incident. On September 24th, he said on his social media accounts that he would break his silence that evening, but that announcement turned out to be a teaser for the release of his fifth studio album, "Daystar".
Lanez responded to the allegations in the release of his fifth studio album "Daystar". In the song & # 39; Money Over Fallouts & # 39; he raps: "How the hell, if you get shot in your foot, won't you hit any bones or tendons?"
Megan took to Instagram on Aug. 19 to share photos of her injuries from the hospital
In "Friends Become Strangers," Lanez refers to private conversations he had with the Houston native. "We both know what happened that night and what I did," he claims in the song.
He also raps his innocence on the track "Most High," reports Pitchfork. Lanez mentions Megan by name in the title "Sorry, but I had to" and asks her why she didn't reach him directly: "You could have asked," N *** a what happened, did you do it? ? "& # 39;
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, is identified only as Megan P in the criminal complaint
Lanez had some success following the release of his Billboard top 20 hit & # 39; Luv & # 39; in 2016. Since beginning his career in 2009, he has released a number of successful mixtapes, records and collaborations.
At the time of filming, Megan Thee Stallion was already a major hip-hop star after a triumphant year in which she was nominated for Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Since filming, her guest appearance on the Cardi B song & # 39; WAP & # 39; helped make the track – and music video – a huge cultural phenomenon, and she made a name for itself at the season premiere of & # 39; Saturday Night Live & # 39; participated.
Several artists, including singers Kehlani and Jojo, have vowed to end their collaboration with Lanez. The Canadian rapper approached Kehlani on his latest project, acknowledging the distance and claiming "Nobody gives a shit" her deluxe album for "It Was Good Until It Wasn't".
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