A Los Angeles jury reached a verdict Friday within the trial of rapper Tory Lanez, who’s accused of capturing Megan Thee Stallion within the ft in 2020. Lanez, whose actual identify is Daystar Peterson, might face greater than 22 years in jail and deportation again to Canada if convicted on all counts.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court docket mentioned the decision can be learn shortly.
Lanez, 30, has been charged with 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 court docket that the capturing was preceded by an argument between Megan and Lanez that acquired heated, particularly once they started attacking one another’s music careers.
“I really feel like that basically rubbed him the incorrect method,” she mentioned throughout her testimony, in keeping with 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 automotive, which was pulled over shortly after, CBS Los Angeles reported.
She mentioned that, regardless of the capturing, she agreed to get again within the automobile with Lanez, his bodyguard and a 3rd individual as a result of she was sporting a thong bikini and likewise felt like her supervisor would know what to do if she was capable of get in contact with him, in keeping with CBS Los Angeles.
She mentioned she wanted surgical procedure to remove bullet fragments in her ft.
She additionally testified that Lanez had offered her $1 million to maintain quiet concerning 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 capturing and the way she reacted.
“The argument was with the 2 folks within the again seat,” she mentioned. “So I requested the driving force to tug the automotive over. Like, I am accomplished with this. And I ought to have stayed out of the automotive. Like, I ought to haven’t acquired again within the automotive. They usually was like, ‘Megan, simply get again within the automotive. We’re virtually there.’ And, like, simply, ‘Get again in.’ So I get again within the automotive. It is… getting worse.”
Because the argument escalated, Megan Thee Stallion mentioned she acquired out of the automotive, and that is when, she informed King, that Lanez fired a gun at her a number of instances.
“So I get out of the automotive 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 capturing. And I am similar to, ‘Oh, my God.’ Like, he shot a few instances. And I used to be so scared.”