Rapper Tory Lanez has been found guilty on three counts in the 2020 shooting of Grammy-winning Hip-Hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.
The rapper was found guilty of with assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
According to Associated Press, the rapper, real name Daystar Peterson, reportedly showed no visible reaction to the reading of the verdict in the courtroom. He was handcuffed and transported out of the courtroom, as in-court reporters claim his parents began yelling about the verdict being an injustice. He faces a possible 22 years in prison upon sentencing and possible deportation to his native nation of Canada.
Megan Thee Stallion took to the stand in day two of the trial proceedings, once again publicly detailing the harrowing experience that saw her suffer injury to both feet. In a tearful testimony, she described the events leading up to the moment that Lanez allegedly pulled out a gun and shot toward her, ordering her to “dance,” then begged for her silence amid a $1 Million bribe.
In addition to lasting injuries, the Traumazine rapper also detailed the fear and panic she experienced upon being shot, and the anxiety and depression she now experiences after facing an onslaught of backlash for publicly revealing that she was assaulted with a deadly weapon.
“This has messed up my whole life,” she said on the stand via ABC News. “…I don’t even want to be on this earth no more.”
Megan’s Lawyer Alex Spiro issued the following statement regarding the verdict.
“The jury got it right. I am thankful there is justice for Meg.”