Tory Lanez Mugshot Released as Rapper Is Transferred to State Prison

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

Tory Lanez has officially started his 10 year prison sentence, and he has a fresh mugshot to prove it.

Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, was recently transferred to North Kern State Prison — located about 145 miles north of Los Angeles in Delano, California, TMZ reported Wednesday.

The hip-hop star had previously been held at the Men’s Central jail in downtown L.A.

But on Sept. 14, an L.A. County Superior Court judge rejected Lanez’s request for bail while he appeals his conviction for shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet in July 2020.

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While Lanez maintained his innocence throughout case, clearly, the jury felt otherwise.

Jurors found him guilty in December 2022, and he has been behind bars since.

The “It Doesn’t Matter” rapper was convicted on three felony charges: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence, and carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

The judge in the case handed down the sentence on Aug. 8, after months of delays.

Following the sentencing hearing, Lanez took to Instagram to stand by his not guilty plea, stating that he would not apologize for the shooting.

“I have never let a hard time intimidate me. I will never never let no jail time eliminate me. Regardless of how they try to spin my words, I have always maintained my innocence, and I always will,” Lanez wrote.

He continued, “This week in court, I took responsibility for all verbal and intimate moments that I shared with the parties involved… that’s it.”

Following his conviction, the Canadian rapper faced up to 22 years and eight months in prison and deportation.

The prosecution requested a 13-year sentence for the rapper, while Lanez’s legal team asked for probation.

During the court proceedings, he was accused of further traumatizing Megan by posting about the case on social media and inciting online violence against her.