Rapper Tory Lanez was discovered responsible Friday on all counts in his Los Angeles trial for taking pictures fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez, whose actual identify is Daystar Peterson, may face a most sentence of greater than 22 years in jail and deportation again to Canada.
A Los Angeles jury discovered Lanez, 30, responsible of discharging a firearm with gross negligence, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a automobile.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose actual identify is Megan Pete, testified that Lanez shot at her ft 5 instances following a celebration within the Hollywood Hills on July 12, 2020. She additionally informed the courtroom that the taking pictures was preceded by an argument between Megan and Lanez that acquired heated, particularly after they started attacking one another’s music careers.
“I really feel like that actually rubbed him the mistaken approach,” she mentioned throughout her testimony, based on The Related Press. “He stored yelling and cursing.”
She acquired out of the automobile and tried to stroll away when Lanez leaned out and opened fireplace, she mentioned, leaving the again of her ft wounded. At one level, he yelled “Dance, b—-!” she testified. She ultimately acquired again into the automobile, which was pulled over shortly after, CBS Los Angeles reported.
She mentioned that, regardless of the taking pictures, she agreed to get again within the automobile with Lanez, his bodyguard and a 3rd individual as a result of she was carrying a thong bikini and in addition felt like her supervisor would know what to do if she was in a position to get in contact with him, based on CBS Los Angeles.
She mentioned she wanted surgical procedure to take away bullet fragments in her ft.
She additionally testified that Lanez had supplied her $1 million to maintain quiet in regards to the incident since he was on probation, however a lawyer for Lanez acknowledged that wasn’t true.
In an April interview with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King, Megan Thee Stallion described what led as much as the taking pictures and the way she reacted.
“The argument was with the 2 folks within the again seat,” she mentioned. “So I requested the motive force to tug the automobile over. Like, I am accomplished with this. And I ought to have stayed out of the automobile. Like, I ought to haven’t acquired again within the automobile. And so they was like, ‘Megan, simply get again within the automobile. We’re nearly there.’ And, like, simply, ‘Get again in.’ So I get again within the automobile. It is… getting worse.”
Because the argument escalated, Megan Thee Stallion mentioned she acquired out of the automobile, and that is when, she informed King, that Lanez fired a gun at her a number of instances.
“So I get out of the automobile and it is like every little thing occurs so quick,” Megan Thee Stallion informed King. “And all I hear is that this man screaming. And he mentioned, ‘Dance, b—-!’ And he began taking pictures. And I am similar to, ‘Oh, my God.’ Like, he shot a few instances. And I used to be so scared.”