Hip-hop star Tory Lanez was charged Thursday with shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, faces charges of one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; personal use of a firearm; and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, the D.A.’s office said in a press release. He is additionally facing a gun allegation that he personally inflicted great bodily injury.
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Prosecutors said on July 12, Lanez got into an argument with Megan Thee Stallion while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. The “Savage” rapper exited the vehicle, at which time prosecutors allege Lanez fired several shots at her feet, leaving her injured.
If convicted as charged, Lanez could face up to 22 years and eight months in state prison. The 27-year-old Canadian rapper and singer is due to be arraigned next week in Los Angeles.
The case remains under investigation by the Hollywood Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.