Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, may receive a lengthy prison sentence for shooting and injuring hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Prosecutors in Los Angeles are seeking a 13-year jail term for the 31-year-old Lanez, who’s faced criticism for his social media posts that harmed Megan and led to attacks from his 2 million followers.
Megan Thee Stallion, known as Megan Pete, might state in court during the sentencing or have one read on her behalf. On the other hand, Lanez‘s lawyers request probation and enrollment in a substance abuse program after his release. They claim the evidence against Lanez is questionable and argue that his lack of remorse could be due to past trauma and alcohol abuse.
Since December, Lanez has been in custody after a jury found him guilty of assault, having a loaded firearm, and recklessly discharging a firearm. The verdict reading was tense when Lanez‘s father criticized the judicial system and had to be removed from the courtroom.
During the trial, Megan bravely testified that Lanez shot her feet and mocked her to dance after leaving a party at Kylie Jenner‘s house in 2020.
Judge David Herriford denied the defense’s request for a new trial in May. They claimed certain evidence was improperly admitted, and Megan‘s account about Lanez urging her not to involve the police was false.
The case has sparked discussions about misogyny faced by Black women, and the online backlash has been concerning.
As the sentencing date nears, people are watching closely to see the judge’s decision. The outcome could have significant implications for the entertainment industry and society, highlighting the importance of accountability and justice in high-profile cases.