Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was on Tuesday, August 8, sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting his colleague, Megan Thee Stallion, in 2020.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty in December 2022 of three felonies related to the shooting, which left his fellow artist injured in the foot.
Prosecutors were seeking a 13-year sentence and cited three violations of pre-trial court orders, telling the judge Peterson had “waged a campaign to h¥miliate and re-traumatize [Megan].”
His attorneys had called for probation and a residential drug treatment program that would help the artist deal with alcoholism, which they say he developed to cope with childhood trauma.
The 30-year-old has been in jail without bond since a jury found him guilty on December 2023 of three felony firearm counts over an incident that happened on July 12, 2020, in which Megan Thee Stallion alleged he sh%t her in the feet after they left a Hollywood Hills party at Kylie Jenner’s home.
Testifying in a written statement read in court on Monday, August 7, Megan Thee Stallion said the shooting had left her devastated.
“Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace, slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same,” she said.
The Canadian rapper was convicted on one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic fir£arm, negligent discharge of a firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He was sentenced on Tuesday by a judge in Los Angeles, USA.