Rapper Tory Lanez charged with with 2 felonies in Megan Thee Stallion shooting
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged rapper Tory Lanez with shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion after the two argued in an SUV earlier this year.
Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion's feet multiple times and wounding her on July 12 in Hollywood Hills. In the criminal complaint, the victim is Megan P. Megan, the stallion's maiden name is Megan Pete.
Lanez faces two crimes - attacking with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
Megan Thee Stallion declined to name Lanez as the person she'd injured by August. After sharing graphic photos of her injuries, she told fans, "Yes, that (explosive) Tory shot me." The rapper continued, "You shot me and got your publicist and your people to lie on these blogs ... stop lying. Why lie? I don't understand."
Los Angeles prosecutors accused rapper Tory Lanez of shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this year.
She added at the time: "Even though he shot me, I tried to spare him. ... He's not in jail because I didn't tell the (police) what happened once it happened and I should have should do it. "
Lanez did not respond publicly to the allegations, but a month later he said on social media that he would break his silence. It turned out he was teasing a new 17-song album that opened up entitled "Money Over Fallouts". In the song, he responded to the allegations, approaching Megan Thee Stallion, alluding to having feelings for her.
"Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on an affidavit / knowing I don't, but I'm getting to my truth ... look at how you make me, people who try me to ruin. And what's worse, I'm still thinking about you and me. "
Lanez, 28, is best known for his hit series of mix tapes and the 2016 song "Luv", which was a Billboard Top 20 hit. Megan Thee Stallion, 25, is a major hip-hop star who rapped on No. 1 song "WAP" with Cardi B, remixed her viral TikTok hit "Savage" with Beyoncé and worked for MTV Video Music as an artist of the Annual Awards nominations and played at the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on October 3rd. On the same day that the charges against Lanez were announced, she announced that she had given two $ 10,000 scholarships to women of color aspiring to graduate.
Lanez is due to be indicted in Los Angeles on Tuesday. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of around 23 years.
USA TODAY approached Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion representatives for comment.
Contributor: Associated Press; Cydney Henderson and Sara Moniuszko, USA TODAY
This article originally appeared in the US TODAY: Tory Lanez was accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
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