Tory Lanez Pleads Not Guilty to Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

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Rapper Tory Lanez entered his plea Wednesday in the July shooting of fellow performer Megan Thee Stallion.

Through his attorney, Lanez pleaded not guilty to felony assault and gun charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The 28-year-old Canadian rapper and singer, real name Daystar Peterson, is also facing allegations that he used a firearm and inflicted great bodily injury. If convicted as charged, he faces up to 23 years in state prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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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.

Lanez is being represented by attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, the Associated Press reported. The famed Hollywood lawyer’s previous clients include Snoop Dogg and Lindsay Lohan.

A hearing has been scheduled on Jan. 20, to determine if there is enough evidence for the case to proceed to trial. The rapper is currently free on $190,000 bond.

Right after he was charged in October, Lanez tweeted: “a charge is not a conviction.”