Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is set to be sentenced on April 10 after being convicted of assault and two other charges related to the 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. The incident occurred during an argument in the Hollywood Hills, where Lanez is alleged to have shot Megan Thee Stallion in the feet.
At a brief hearing held in downtown Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge David Herriford agreed to lift an order that had previously barred Lanez from publicly commenting on the case. Lanez’s new team of attorneys is expected to file a motion for a new trial, which is also set to be heard on April 10.
Lanez has been jailed without bail since shortly after the verdict was reached on December 23, 2021. He was convicted of one felony count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle in connection with the shooting that occurred on the early morning of July 12, 2020.
The 30-year-old Canadian rapper faces a maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison. It remains to be seen what sentence he will ultimately receive, but the April 10 hearing will mark an important milestone in this high-profile case.