Rapper Troy Lanez accused and charged with shooting Megan The stallion

Los Angeles prosecutors on Thursday accused rapper Tory Lanez of shooting artist Megan Thee Stallion during an argument earlier this year.

Lanez is accused of shooting at Megan Thee Stallion's feet, hitting her after she left the SUV in a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, according to a release.

He faces two felony charges — a semi-automatic firearm assault and a loaded, unregistered firearm in the vehicle. The complaint states that Lanez "inflicted major bodily injury" to Megan Thee Stallion.

The message sent to Lanez 's representative was not returned immediately.

Lanez, a 27-year-old Canadian rapper, and singer whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is due to be in Los Angeles on Tuesday. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of approximately 23 years.

Lanez was arrested on the night of the shooting, but released on bail. The prosecutors are recommending that his bail be set at $1.1 million at the time of his indictment.

Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, is identified as Megan P in the felony complaint.

She had refused to name Lanez as the person who had shot her in social media posts and videos on the subject for more than a month. But on Aug. 20, she said in an Instagram video, "Yes ... Tory shot me," and urged him to "stop lying" about the incident.

She's been talking about shooting in a few often emotional Instagram videos, calling it "super scary" and "the worst experience of my life."

That night, she refused to tell the police that she had been shot, and the initial reports were that a woman had foot injuries consistent with broken glass. She said she was too scared that the situation would escalate if she told the police she had been shot.

Lanez did not speak publicly about the incident. On Sept. 24, he said on his social media accounts that he would break his silence that night, but that announcement turned out to be a teaser for the release of his fifth studio album, "Daystar."

Lanez didn't reach the stardom of Megan the Stallion, but he had a Billboard top 20 hits with "Luv" in 2016, and he's had a successful mixtape and major-label record since his career began in 2009.

At the time of the shooting, Megan Thee Stallion was already a major hip-hop star in the triumphant year that saw her nominated artist of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. Since the shooting, her guest-starred at the Cardi B song "WAP" and helped turn the track — and music video — into a huge cultural phenomenon, performing at the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."

 

Publish : 2020-10-09 11:31:57