Rapper and singer Tory Lanez has been charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, is facing one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, concealed firearm in a vehicle, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
His arraignment is scheduled for October 13 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta of the Family Violence Division is prosecuting the case.
Megan was shot twice in the foot on July 12 and alleged that Lanez was her attacker. Lanez denied this with lyrics contained in his new album “Daystar.”
Lanez claimed that Megan and her team were trying to frame him for the shooting. His supporters wondered if he was responsible, why he had not been charged, and assumed he was innocent but it seems prosecutors had enough evidence to charge him.
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.
Yo! Raps has reached out to Tory Lanez’s representative for comment.