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Rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

Rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

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“Dance, whore, dance.” It is said that Tory Lanez shouted these words when he shot American rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet several times from a car. Now the Canadian rapper must go to prison for ten years. He was sentenced by a California court on Tuesday. Lenz, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, shot the musician in Hollywood in July 2020, wounding her in the foot. The case caused an uproar on social media.

Tory Lanez performing in 2018 – now he has to go to jail.Photo: Cornerstone

A Los Angeles jury found Lenz guilty in December of three counts: assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a loaded and unregistered firearm and reckless firing of a firearm.

The verdict was still pending at the time. It was also possible to be sentenced to more than 22 years in prison and deported to Canada. The prosecutor’s office demanded “only” 13 years in prison. The defense wanted parole, and if imprisonment was necessary, no more than three years.

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According to her statements, Megan Thee Stallion was initially met with a lot of hate.Photo: Cornerstone

In April, the Grammy winner, whose real name is Megan Pitt, wrote in an article for US magazine Elle about the incident and the hate she received from many when she accused Lenz. The 28-year-old later explained to US magazine InStyle that she will put her music on hold for a while and focus on her treatment.

A statement to the jury in December shows how tragic her mental state was in the meantime: “I wish he had shot and killed me if I had known I had to get through this ordeal.”


More than 70 letters of support for Tory Lanez have been filed in court. Among them was one of the well-known Australian pop singer Iggy Azalea. After the conviction, she was forced to make a statement on Twitter explaining her message. So she never wanted to “support” the Tories, but simply demanded just punishment. She also believed that her letter was for the judge only and would not be published. She never wanted to make a public statement about the situation.

Comments calling for a very high penalty can be found all over social media. So wrote the user “1realFormula” on TwitterTory Lanez got 10 years for shooting Megan in the foot, but Bob Smoke’s killer only got four. This makes no sense at all! “

User “Martha’s Son” also said that “they” (the courts, the police, the elite, editor’s note) want to bring down a black man at every opportunity. Another user responded, “But this black guy shot someone, so…”

(ear / sda / dpa)

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