A Los Angeles judge on Monday increased Tory Lanez‘ bail for violating a Megan Thee Stallion protection order.
The Canadian rapper was ordered to pay $250,000 bail, up from $190K, for violating the order that requires him to stay at least 100 yards away from Megan, Billboard reports. The alleged violation happened July 25, when Lanez made a surprise appearance at the Rolling Loud Miami festival and joined DaBaby onstage, right after the “Hot Girl Summer” hitmaker performed.
“You’re facing years in prison, over 22 years in prison,” Judge Keith H. Borjon told Lanez, according to Billboard. “They could have filed an additional charge based on violating the protective order because that’s a violation of law as well. You do not want to be doing things like this sir. You have the means and the where with all and a lot of smart people around you to advise you as to how you should be conducting your life so we don’t have to have hearings like this.”
In October 2020, Lanez was charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot following an argument on July 16, 2020 in LA.
Lanez also faces a gun allegation and a charge that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum state prison sentence of 22 years and eight months. He’s pleaded not guilty. Lanez is due back in court on September 2.
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