Tory Lanez Faces New Felony Charge in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Atlanta, Georgia/ USA- September 8 2019: Tory Lanez Attended the One music Festival at Centennial park. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged rapper Tory Lanez with a new felony count for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot in 2020.

The Canadian rapper now faces an additional count of discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, Rolling Stone reported Tuesday. The charge was added as the rapper’s trial gets underway.

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This latest count carries a maximum six-year jail sentence and a possible deportation for the Canadian performer.

Lanez, whose birth name is Daystar Peterson, was already charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; personal use of a firearm; and carrying a loaded/unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He has pleaded not guilty.

As jury selection got underway Monday, the rapper was released from house arrest, which he had been under since October. He was placed on house arrest for allegedly attacking R&B singer August Alsina — while already on bail, as Urban Hollywood 411 previously reported.

Alsina went public in a September Instagram post and alleged the rapper assaulted him for refusing to “dap him up” or shake his hand when they ran into each other.

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Lanez is no stranger to trouble. Prosecutors said on July 12, 2020, he got into an argument with Megan Thee Stallion while riding in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. Megan exited the vehicle, at which time prosecutors alleged Lanez fired several shots at her feet, leaving her injured.

Megan said in a recent interview that Lanez told her “dance bi–h!” before allegedly opening fire.

The “It Doesn’t Matter” rapper’s trial was scheduled to begin on Nov. 28, but was rescheduled for this week.

If convicted as charged, he faces up to 22 years and eight months in a California state prison.