Tory Lanez, born on July 27, 1992, is a prominently recognized rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer. He rose to stardom with the mixtape, “Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story”. The mixtape was released in August 2013, and in 2015, he was signed with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records. This was made possible through Interscope Records. He is trending because of his imprisonment; People are worried and want to know why he is in jail and what is the story behind it.
Why Is Tory Lanez In Jail?
In his trial in Los Angeles, rapper Tory Lanez was found guilty on all counts Friday for shooting another rapper, Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, could get more than 22 years in prison and be sent back to Canada if he is found guilty. Lanez, who is 30 years old, was found guilty by a jury of carelessly firing a gun, attacking someone with a semiautomatic gun, and having a loaded, unregistered gun in a car.
Alex Spiro, Megan Thee Stallion’s lawyer, said in a statement to CBS News, “The jury got it right.” “I’m glad Meg will get what’s fair.” Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, said that on July 12, 2020, after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Lanez shot at her feet five times. She told the court that Megan and Lanez got into a heated fight before the shooting, especially when they started making fun of each other’s music careers.
According to The Associated Press, she said during her testimony, “I feel like that really rubbed him the wrong way.” “He couldn’t stop yelling and swearing.”
She got out of the car and tried to leave, but Lanez leaned out and shot her in the back of the feet, she said. At one point, she said, he yelled, “Dance, b——!” CBS Los Angeles said that soon after she got back in the car, the driver pulled over. She said she had to have surgery to get bullet pieces out of her feet.
In a statement released right after the verdict was read, L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón praised Megan Thee Stallion’s “bravery,” saying that she “showed incredible courage and vulnerability” with her testimony “despite repeated and grotesque attacks” that she “did not deserve.”
“Women, especially Black women, are afraid to report crimes like assault and sexual violence because they are often not believed,” Gascón said. George Mgdesyan, an attorney for Lanez, told CBS News by phone that the verdict was “disappointing.” He also said that Lanez’s legal team would “look at all necessary options, including an appeal.”
Story Behind Found Guilty In Shooting Of Megan Thee Stallion!
Megan Thee Stallion said in court that she agreed to get back in the car with Lanez, his bodyguard, and a third person, even though shots were fired because she was wearing a thong bikini and thought her manager would know what to do if she could get in touch with him.
She also said that Lanez, who was on probation at the time, had offered her $1 million to keep quiet about what happened, but Lanez’s lawyer said that wasn’t true. Megan Thee Stallion told co-host of “CBS Mornings” Gayle King in April about what happened before the shooting and how she felt after it.
She said, “The fight was between the two people in the back seat.” “I asked the driver to stop, so he did. I’m done with this, you know? I shouldn’t have gotten in the car. I should not have gotten back in the car, for example. “Megan just gets back in the car,” they said. We’re getting close.’ And, like, just, ‘Get back in.’ So I get in the car again. It’s… getting worse.”
Megan Thee Stallion told King that as the fight got worse, she got out of the car, and that’s when Lanez shot at her several times.
Megan Thee Stallion told King, “When I get out of the car, it seems like everything happens so quickly.” “I can only hear this man yelling. He told me to dance, and I did. And he began to shoot. And I’m just like, ‘Oh, my God.’ Like, he shot more than once. I was so afraid.