Tory Lanez responds after being charged with assault in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

If convicted, the rapper faces up to 22 years and 8 months in prison.
October 8, 2020 6:17 p.m. EST
October 9, 2020 4:32 p.m. EST
Grammy-nominated artist, Tory Lanez is facing two felony charges tied to the shooting of fellow rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday (October 8th).The 28-year-old Canadian Hip Hop artist, born Daystar Peterson, faces one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying an unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The DA also alleges Tory "personally inflicted great bodily injury." RELATED: Megan Thee Stallion scores 8 BET Hip Hop Awards nomsHis arraignment is scheduled for October 13. If convicted, the rapper/singer faces up to 22 years and 8 months in prison.The charges follow an argument involving Tory and Megan, who the LA County District Attorney's office refers to as a "female friend," while riding together in an SUV in Hollywood Hills on July 12. Tory is accused of shooting her several times in the feet as she was exiting the vehicle.ICYMI: Megan Thee Stallion calls out Daniel Cameron on SNLInitially, Megan declined to name Lanez as the person who shot her in social media posts on the subject for over a month. However, on August 20th she admitted in an Instagram live that “Yes... Tory shot me,” and asked him to “stop lying” about the incident.Tory has informally denied the allegations on his album DAYSTAR, released September 25th, and following the news of his charges, Tory took to Twitter to once again imply his innocence: “A charge is not a conviction.” [video_embed id='1994893']WATCH: Tory Lanez arrested after house party that leaves Megan Thee Stallion injured[/video_embed]

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