Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and injuring his ex-lover, hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. The 31-year-old artist, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, shooting a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, and carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle.
The incident took place after a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house in 2020. During a drunken argument, Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion in the feet, an act that led to his conviction. At his sentencing, Lanez reportedly begged the judge not to send him to jail, expressing his desire to be a better person and to have the chance to show the world his true self.
The trial and subsequent sentencing have attracted significant attention within the hip-hop community and beyond. The case sparked discussions about accountability, the treatment of women in the industry, and the consequences of gun violence. Lanez’s sentence serves as a reminder of the legal ramifications individuals may face for violent actions, even in the realm of celebrity.
The judge’s decision to sentence Lanez to 10 years in prison takes into account the severity of the charges and the injuries sustained by the victim, Megan Thee Stallion. The case serves as a stark example of the legal process at work in cases involving celebrities and highlights the importance of addressing violence and its consequences in society.