Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tory Lanez: Rapper Charged with Felony Assault in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Tory Lanez - Megan Thee Stallion (TMZ)

*The L.A. County D.A.’s Office has charged Tory Lanez in connection with the shooting involving Megan Thee Stallion

The rapper is facing one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He’s also accused of inflicting great bodily injury, per TMZ. If convicted, Lanez faces up to 22 years and 8 months in prison.

The Canadian-born artist addressed the shooting incident in a full-length album titled “Daystar,” on which he denies the allegations against him. 

Megan previously confirmed that Tory was the triggerman that wild night together in July, shooting at her feet during an argument. 

READ MORE: Tory Lanez Denies Telling Megan Thee Stallion ‘Dance, B*tch’ Before Shooting at Her Feet

Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion

On “Daystar,” Lanez denies her claims and suggests he’s being “framed” for the shooting. On the project’s opening track “Money Over Fallouts,” he raps, “Megan people trying to frame me for a shooting/But them boys ain’t clean enough.”

He continues:

“Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on that affidavit/Knowing I ain’t do it but I’m coming at my truest […] And I thought you was solid too, but look at how you doing me/Look at how you doing me, people trying to ruin me.” He brings up his claim that he’s being framed for a second time later on in the song, rapping, “N**gas, y’all can play me, y’all can frame me, but I’ma reach the top/I would never put you in no danger, and if I did, you would’ve said it when you seen the cops.”

We previously reported, Lanez allegedly told Megan to “dance, b*tch” before firing four shots at her. He then offered her hush money to cover it up, according to a source close to the situation.

According to TMZ, Megan’s injuries to her feet required surgery to remove bullets or bullet fragments.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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