Canadian Rapper Tory Lanez Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez is sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting fellow Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.
Megan suffered bullet fragments in her feet, requiring surgeons to take some out. Other pieces remained.
“Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace,” Megan said in a statement read on her behalf on Monday by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Kathy Ta, according to The Associated Press. “Slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.”
Key evidence for prosecutors included a recorded, apologetic phone call Lanez made from jail to Harris hours after the shooting as she waited for Megan at the hospital, text messages Harris sent Megan’s bodyguard after the shooting that implicated Lanez and apologetic texts Lanez sent Megan after the shooting.
LA County District Attorney George Gascón disclosed how Tory tried to keep Megan silent over the case.
“Over the past three years, Lanez has engaged in a pattern of conduct intended to intimidate Stallion, silence her and keep her from defending and bringing her truth out,” Gascón said.
He added: “Despite the physical violence, verbal attacks and attempts at public humiliation, Stallion remained strong and shared the events of that fateful night with the jury and the world.”