Tory Lanez faces over 22 years in prison for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. But Lanez will have to wait at least another week to find out how much time he’ll spend behind bars after Monday’s sentencing hearing was delayed.
A Los Angeles jury convicted Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, in December.
The judge in the case originally set the hip-hop star’s sentencing for January. Since then, it’s been postponed multiple times.
The rapper’s Feb. 28 sentencing was delayed until April 10, so his new legal team could review trial transcripts and plan their next moves. In late March, Lanez’s new attorney Jose Baez filed a motion alleging there were numerous problems with the case and the rapper didn’t get a fair trial. Today’s hearing was postponed after the rapper’s legal team raised new issues.
A new court date is scheduled for Monday, April 17, at 8:30 a.m., according to City News Service.
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Lanez’s arrest came after Megan Thee Stallion, born Megan Pete, was shot in the feet when they left a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, 2020.
Prosecutors said a dispute broke out when Megan got into an SUV with her former friend and assistant, Kelsey Harris, and Lanez.
According to the prosecution, Megan demanded to be let out of the vehicle. As she walked away, a drunk and irate Lanez shouted, “Dance, b—h!” before opening fire.
Then-defense attorney George Mgdesyan countered throughout the trial that Harris was “the one who shot her friend,” claiming the two women were love rivals because both had been sleeping with Lanez.
The jury found Lanez guilty on Dec. 23, of one count each 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.
The rapper remains jailed as he awaits his sentencing. He faces up to 22 years and eight months in state prison and deportation.
Following his conviction, Lanez replaced his original attorney.