Judge upholds charges against Tory Lanez in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

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A judge upheld the assault charges against Tory Lanez, who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion‘s feet. 

Lanez, who’s real name is Daystar Peterson, is facing assault and weapons possession charges in connection to the July 2020 incident. 

During the preliminary hearing on Tuesday, new details emerged, with LAPD Detective Ryan Stogner testifying that Megan, 26, said the 29-year-old “Say It” rapper shouted “Dance, b****!” before shooting her in the feet, according to the LA Times

Stogner also stated that, according to the “WAP” rapper, Lanez “offered her money and begged her to please not say anything” and made “a reference to the fact he was already on probation.” 

When it comes to Lanez’s defense, an LA Times reporter stated on Twitter, “In a preview of a possible defense during today’s prelim, Peterson’s attorney seemed to be hinting that another person in the car (a friend of Megan Thee Stallion) may have actually pulled the trigger.”

Lanez is due back in court on January 13. If convicted as charged, he faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.


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