Tory Lanez Sentencing Delayed Again in Megan Thee Stallion Shooting Case

Tory Lanez arrives at court in Los Angeles for his trial. (Credit: YouTube/Law&Crime Network)

A Los Angeles judge has rescheduled the sentencing date for Tory Lanez to August, following the rapper’s conviction for shooting hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion in the feet nearly three years ago.

The judge granted this latest request for a delay on Tuesday (June 13), after Lanez’s legal team asked for more time to file a sentencing memorandum.

The defense’s sentencing recommendation is now due on Aug. 1, according to legal reporter Meghann Cuniff.

Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, is facing up to 22 years and eight months in state prison and deportation.

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Prosecutors have asked for the Canadian rapper to be sentenced to 13 years. He’s now scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 7.

The rapper was found guilty on Dec. 23, 2022, of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; discharging a firearm with gross negligence; and carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle; along with the special allegation of using a firearm to inflict great bodily injury.

He was initially set to be sentenced on Jan. 27. The date was then moved to Feb. 28, before being shifted to April 10, then April 17, then May 8 when a two-day hearing was held, and later June 13.

Last month Lanez’s legal team unsuccessfully argued that he should be granted a new trial because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct.

Their motion was denied on May 9, when the judge ruled he found “no error, prosecutorial misconduct or newly discovered evidence.”

The “It Doesn’t Matter” rapper was arrested after Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete, was shot in the feet after leaving a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, 2020.

Following his conviction, Lanez replaced his trial attorney George Mgdesyan with famed defense lawyer Jose Baez in January. Baez won an acquittal for Casey Anthony in her 2011 trial for killing her young daughter, Caylee Anthony.