Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Tuesday, August 8, after being discovered responsible of capturing Megan Thee Stallion in each of her ft.
Lanez’s sentencing comes after he was discovered responsible of three felony assault fees in December 2022. In August 2020, Megan, 28, claimed through Instagram Stay that Lanez, 31, had shot her one month prior after they left a celebration at Kylie Jenner’s home. She underwent surgical procedure to have shrapnel faraway from her left foot after the incident.
Lanez was arrested in October 2020 and charged with felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a hid, unregistered firearm and negligent discharge of a firearm. He pleaded not responsible to all fees.
Previous to his trial, which started in December 2022, Lanez addressed the capturing on his September 2020 album Daystar. On the observe “Cash Over Fallouts,” he denied committing the crime, rapping: “How the f—okay you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons? / How the f—okay your group is tryna to color me as some complete menace?”
Drake additionally got here below fireplace for seemingly referencing the case in his November 2022 track “Circo Loco.” Within the track’s first verse, Drake, 36, rapped: “This bitch lie ’bout gettin pictures however she nonetheless a stallion / She don’t even get the joke however she nonetheless smilin’.”
Hours after the track’s launch, Megan took to social media to slam the lyric. “I do know I’m very fashionable however y’all gotta cease attaching weak ass conspiracy theories in bars to my identify lol,” she wrote through Twitter on the time.
Lil Yachty, a cowriter on the track, subsequently denied that the lyric was a dig at Megan. “It’s not about Megan, it’s about girls mendacity about their butt pictures saying it’s actual when it’s pretend,” he stated through Instagram Stay in November 2022, including that he knew Drake was “not going to deal with” the controversy himself.
Megan, for her half, opened up in regards to the emotional toll of getting her account of the capturing questioned in an essay she penned for Elle in April.
“Not solely did I survive being shot by somebody I trusted and thought of a detailed good friend, however I overcame the general public humiliation of getting my identify and fame dragged via the mud by that particular person for your entire world to see,” she wrote. “Even a few of my friends within the music trade piled on with memes, jokes and sneak disses, and utterly ignored the truth that I may have misplaced my life. As a substitute of condemning any type of violence in opposition to a girl, these people tried to justify my attacker’s actions.”
Megan added that when Lanez was discovered responsible, it represented extra than simply private “vindication” for her. “It was a victory for each lady who has ever been shamed, dismissed, and blamed for a violent crime dedicated in opposition to them,” she wrote.