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Rapper Tory Lanez Charged With Assault in Shooting of Megan Thee Stallion

Tory Lanez Charged With Felony Assault in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Tory Lanez Charged With Felony Assault in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was charged today in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in Hollywood Hills in July. Los Angeles County District Attorney announced the charges Thursday, October 8, 2020. The 28-year-old rapper is based in Toronto, Canada. He has released six full-length albums, including “Daystar,” in which he denied shooting Megan and claimed he was being framed. She was shot in the foot following a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house on July 12, 2020.

Peterson’s father was a preacher and missionary, and his mom died when he was a child. His rapper name came from a nickname his childhood friend gave him, Lanez, because he played in traffic lanes, according to Discogs. Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, accused Tory Lanez of shooting her in a video on her Instagram Live account on August 20.

“Yes, this n***** Tory shot me,” she says on the video.

Peterson, 28, is charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm – personal use of a firearm – and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, the LA district attorney announced. He also faces a gun allegation and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. His arraignment is scheduled for October 13.

“On July 12, the defendant and the 24-year-old victim got into an argument while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. The victim exited the vehicle and Peterson is accused of shooting several times at her feet and wounding her,” said a statement from the district attorney that was provided to Heavy.

If he is convicted of his charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of 22 years and eight months in prison. Megan said on the video, “You got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and s***. Stop lying.”

Shortly before she went live, she posted a message on Twitter. “Lie one more time and ima quit sparing you,” she wrote.

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