Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has been found guilty in a Los Angeles trial of shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the summer of 2020. That reports "Deadline".
The 12-member jury found it established that Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, assaulted the hip-hop superstar with a semi-automatic weapon and was carrying an unregistered weapon in a vehicle.
Megan Thee Stallion had bullet fragments removed from her feet after the attack. The attack on Megan Thee Stallion caused a stir in 2020 and huge media interest. After a party at reality TV star Kylie Jenner's Hollywood home, Megan Thee Stallion and the accused allegedly got into an argument.
When the rapper then moved away from him, Lanez is said to have shot her in the back of her feet. The convict now faces up to 22 years in prison. The sentence will be announced on January 27, 2023.
According to the US website Deadline, a commotion broke out in the courtroom as the verdict was announced. The accused's father shouted at the judge while Lanez, dressed all in pink, showed no visible reaction. Lanez will appeal the verdict. At the trial he pleaded not guilty and did not testify.