Tory Lanez was sentenced to ten years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion


Tory Lanez, a Canadian rapper, was sentenced to ten years in prison for shooting fellow musician Megan Thee Stallion.

Lanez shot Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion in the feet after a dispute at a party in 2020.

In December, he was convicted of three gun-related felonies and has been imprisoned since.

Megan Thee Stallion needed surgery to remove bullet fragments from her foot after the shooting, which split the music industry.

Following the verdict, the LA District Attorney stated that her celebrity helped bring attention to the issue of violence against women.

Prosecutor George Gascón declared that the fact that she is a popular entertainer has helped to bring attention to the problem of violence against women.

The incident happened on the way home after a pool party held by reality star Kylie Jenner.

Prosecutors had requested the judge to sentence him to 13 years in jail. Lanez, they said, deserved a long prison sentence for shooting a "vulnerable victim" on a quiet residential street and conducting a "campaign to humiliate and re-traumatize her" after the attack.

In her remarks to the media during the sentencing hearing, Tanishia Wright, the director of victim services at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, said, "Violence against Black Women and Girls is a Long-Running National Epidemic that has Long Been Ignored and Underreported."

In order to avoid being disbelieved, she added, "Women of color frequently do not come forward to report victimization."

Lanez, actual name Daystar Peterson, has achieved seven top ten albums in the United States in the last seven years.

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Last December, he was found guilty of three felonies: assault with a semi-automatic firearm, having a loaded, unlicensed firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. Since his conviction, the 31-year-old has been held in detention.

His attorneys claimed that he should be given probation and time in a drug treatment program. It is unknown whether Lanez will be deported to Canada.

Jose Baez, his lawyer, stated that his client intends to appeal the sentence owing to "significant issues" with the trial.

He noted a lack of DNA evidence against Lanez in relation to the shooting outside court on Tuesday, saying that the rapper's DNA was not detected on the gun used.

Baez also believes Lanez was not given a fair trial.

Megan, a triple Grammy winner, stated in a victim impact statement given in court on Monday that she will "never be the same" following the incident.

"I have not experienced a single day of peace since I was viciously shot by the defendant," the statement added, according to US media.

"I'm slowly but steadily healing and regaining my strength, but I'll never be the same."

The shooting occurred in the early hours of July 12, 2020, when the duo left Jenner's home in an SUV with his bodyguard and her friend and aide Kelsey Harris.

Megan, real name Megan Pete, told the court that she and Lanez had a disagreement about their prior sexual relationship. The argument became heated, and the two insulted each other's careers.

She claimed that when she begged to be allowed out of the vehicle, Lanez began firing at the ground and yelled at her to "dance."

Lanez has maintained his innocence, with his attorneys claiming that Ms. Harris shot her friend after learning of the connection because she had a "crush" on him and was envious.

Ms. Harris strongly refuted this. On the witness stand, however, she retracted her assertions that Lanez was the shooter, instead telling the jury that she did not see who shot Megan.

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