Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

Rapper Tory Lanez has pleaded now not to blame thru his lawyer to criminal attack fees within the July taking pictures of hip-hop celebrity Megan Thee Stallion

LOS ANGELES — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded now not to blame thru his lawyer Wednesday to criminal attack fees within the July taking pictures of hip-hop celebrity Megan Thee Stallion.

Legal professional Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles court to counts of attack with a semiautomatic firearm and wearing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a automobile on behalf of Lanez, 28, who was once now not on the listening to.

Lanez was once informed to go back for a listening to Jan. 20 and an order protecting him from making any more or less touch with Megan Thee Stallion was once prolonged.

In a felony grievance, prosecutors mentioned Lanez, whose prison identify is Daystar Peterson, fired on a sufferer known as “Megan P.” after she were given out of an SUV all over a controversy within the Hollywood Hills on July 12, and “inflicted nice physically harm” on her. Megan Thee Stallion’s prison identify is Megan Pete. If convicted, Lanez faces a most sentence of kind of 23 years.

The Canadian rapper was once charged in October after months of hypothesis and exposure surrounding the incident. To start with, Los Angeles police reported the incident handiest as pictures fired, a girl with foot accidents, and a person arrested on a guns allegation.

Megan Thee Stallion, whose prison identify is Megan Pete, published a couple of days later that her foot accidents got here from gunshots, and greater than a month later mentioned in an Instagram video that it was once Lanez who fired them. She slowly published extra by means of social media in next weeks.

“The way in which other people have publicly wondered and debated whether or not I performed a task in my very own violent attack proves that my fears about discussing what came about had been, sadly, warranted,” she wrote.

The day after he was once charged, Lanez tweeted “the reality will come to the sunshine,” and “a price isn’t a conviction.”

Lanez has now not reached the stardom that Megan the Stallion has, however his album “Daystar,” launched in September after the taking pictures however earlier than he was once charged, reached the highest 10 at the Billboard album chart, and he has had a a success run of mixtapes and major-label data since his occupation started in 2009.

Megan Thee Stallion was once already a significant up-and-coming celebrity on the time of the taking pictures, and because then, her visitor stint at the Cardi B music “WAP” helped flip the monitor — and track video — into an enormous cultural phenomenon, and she or he gave the impression at the season premiere of “Saturday Night time Reside.”

———

Observe AP Leisure Creator Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *