The rapper from Canada was charged with three felonies.
Rapper Tory Lanez from Canada received a 10-year prison sentence for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot.
After leaving a party in Los Angeles in July 2020, the 31-year-old, whose actual name is Daystar Peterson, shot Stallion (real name: Megan Pete) three times in the foot. He entered a not guilty plea in December 2022, but a jury ultimately found him guilty and charged him with three felonies: assault with a semiautomatic weapon, possession of a loaded, unregistered handgun while operating a motor vehicle, and grossly negligent discharge of a firearm.
A bigger conversation about the difficulties Black women encounter when reporting assault resulted from the trial, which proved to be contentious within the music business. Iggy Azalea and other rappers presented character letters in favour of Lanez in a last appeal to the court from Lanez’s family and friends.
While Megan Thee Stallion chose not to attend the last court hearing, she said in a statement that the shooter “made a mockery of my trauma.” This is a message to all survivors that their lives count and that any form of torture that occurs in conjunction with violence will not be tolerated.
“Plz don’t mess up my life. Lanez begged the judge, “I could be your son, I could be your brother.”
NPR reports that Lanez may be deported after serving his 10-year term since he is a citizen of Canada.
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