One day after felony charges were filed against Tory Lanez for allegedly firing shots that wounded fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, he posted Friday on Twitter that “the truth will come to light.”
“I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction,” he
Lanez — whose real name is Daystar Peterson — is set to be arraigned Tuesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
The charges include allegations that the 28-year-old rapper personally used a firearm and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
He could face up to 22 years and eight months in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
In a video posted on Instagram Live following the July 12 shooting, Megan Thee Stallion said, “… Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your publicist and your people … lying… Stop lying.”
She said police officers drove her to a hospital, where she underwent surgery to remove the bullets, and was “incredibly grateful to be alive.”
The criminal complaint identifies the victim as “Megan P.”; the 25-year-old rapper’s real name is Megan Pete.
The District Attorney’s Office, without fully identifying the victim, said Lanez got into an argument with a female friend while riding in an SUV and alleged that he fired several shots at her feet as she left the vehicle.
The Houston native, who was the musical guest during the premiere of “Saturday Night Live’s” 46th season last Saturday, gained fame in part through freestyling videos shared widely on Instagram. Her song “Savage” went viral this year on TikTok and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May.
Lanez recently released his fifth album Daystar, in which he apparently referred her in one song in which he raps, “How the f— you get shot in your foot … don’t hit no bones or tendons?”