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Tory Lanez was found guilty by a jury of shooting Megan Thee Stallion

In the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion outside a party in Los Angeles, rapper Tory Lanez was found guilty on all counts by a jury.

In 2020, when the two were leaving a party at Kylie Jenner‘s home, the Grammy-winning rapper alleged that Lanez had shot her in the foot. The rapper Lanez, actual name Daystar Peterson, refuted Megan Thee Stallion’s account of what transpired by devoting an entire album to it.

He was initially charged with assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying an unlicensed, loaded weapon while operating a motor vehicle. The prosecution added the charge of carelessly firing a firearm earlier this month. The maximum sentence for Lanez is 22 years, and 8 months in jail. He may be taken back to his home country of Canada once he had served his sentence.

Tory Lanez was found guilty

The jury reached a verdict after seven hours of deliberation. Following the choice, Lanez was taken into custody right away.

A sentencing hearing will take place on January 27.

Megan Thee Stallion has been raised for her “bravery” by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón in a statement issued after the judgement.

You displayed incredible courage and vulnerability in your testimony despite several horrible assaults that you did not deserve, he continued. “You have served as an example to women all around Los Angeles County and the country. You suffered unwarranted and repulsive scrutiny that no woman should ever have to face.”

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“The jury got it correctly,” Megan Thee Stallion’s attorney Alex Spiro said in a statement. I’m glad Meg has received justice.

The investigation began in July 2020 when police stopped an SUV in the Hollywood Hills transporting two persons and two additional passengers. Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, testified in court that she initially gave the excuse that she had cut her feet on the glass when asked why they were bleeding.

Her foot included bullet fragments that required to be surgically removed after being brought by EMS to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

“I couldn’t walk for a long,” she admitted in court. “I still have nerve damage. I feel numbness on the side of my left foot. I continue moving forward despite the constant ache in my feet’s back.

She publicly acknowledged having been shot on Instagram a few weeks after the incident, and she later named Lanez as the shooter. She later struck back at him in the song “Shots Fired.”

According to testimony from Megan Thee Stallion, Lanez promised her $1 million in exchange for keeping quiet about the shooting.

In an interview with Gayle King in April, before the trial, Megan Thee Stallion revealed that she had initially lied to police because she was apprehensive about entering a more dangerous situation.

You believe that I’ll contact the police and report that there is a gun in the car and that we are Black? Right, you want me to tell the police that we have a gun in the car so they can shoot us all?

Lanez declined to testify as a defence witness. To testify in court regarding the incident, Sean Kelly, a local witness who overheard two women fighting the night of the shooting, had been called by his attorney.

According to Variety, Kelly acknowledged in court that he saw two women fight, but he also saw what appeared to be a lot of bullets flying from a man who was “firing everywhere.”

Jurors also heard a recording of a September interview with Kelsey Harris, a former acquaintance of Megan Thee Stallion, in which Harris described the fight between the two rappers in great detail.

Before the video was played in court, Harris, who was also in the SUV, stated that she was unable to recollect many specifics of the shooting, but that she had provided detailed descriptions of the evening during her interview with the prosecution.

According to Rolling Stone, Harris claimed in the recorded conversation that she overheard the two arguing before the shooting about their “artistry” and professions. According to her, Megan Thee Stallion was leaving the SUV after Lanez had ordered the women to get out when the first shots were fired.

Harris informed the prosecution, “He’s shooting over the top of the door.” “He was firing the revolver while leaning over the front passenger door,” the witness said.

Many Megan Thee Stallion followers have criticised the public focus placed on the rapper’s sexual history, which has attracted a lot of attention online regarding the trial. Fans have denounced the slut-shaming or victim-blaming that is being done to divert attention away from the brutality she experienced. Thousands of people virtually supported Megan on the day she took the stand by using the hashtag #WeStandWithMegan on social media.

I don’t care if Megan slept with the entire city of Houston, one user stated in a tweet that received more than 48,000 likes. WHAT MADE HER SHOT?

Online, other famous people have also commented on the subject, including Cardi B, who worked with Megan Thee Stallion on “WAP.” In an Instagram Live, she referred to her as a “superstar.”

“Why would someone fabricate having been shot?” said Cardi. “Why?”

Not all online discussion has been in Megan Thee Stallion’s favour. Earlier this month, rapper 50 Cent shared a tweet with many images that appeared to depict Megan Thee Stallion changing into actor Jussie Smollett. Before including a link to his product store, he said that he was “perplexed” and “didn’t know what to believe.”

Smollett was given a jail term and further probation in March for lying to the police about being the target of a homophobic and racial attack in 2019.

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