Tory Lanez Wiki – Tory Lanez Biography
Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was charged on 8 October 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 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.
He is 28-year-old.
Tory Lanez Charged
Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez was charged Thursday with shooting Megan Thee Stallion, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is facing one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
Megan Thee Stallion Shooting
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.
Lanez was arrested shortly after the shooting for carrying a concealed weapon, but charges related to the shooting itself were delayed due to a lack of information from witnesses, Vulture reported. He was released on $35,000 bail.
Initial reports of the incident indicated Megan was not shot but was cut with broken glass. She addressed this in her Instagram live video, saying she lied to LAPD because they were “aggressive” and she was scared.
Tory Lanez denied shooting Megan Thee Stallion in rap lyrics he released in his album, Daystar, September 25. He posted on Twitter before the release, saying he would break his silence, then dropped the album.