Tory Lanez Says 'Truth Will Come to Light' After Being Charged In Shooting of Megan Thee Stallion
By Zach Seemayer
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Tory Lanez is now facing felony charges. The "Say It" rapper has been charged with assaulting Megan Thee Stallion during the alleged shooting incident in the Hollywood Hills in July, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday.
Lanez -- whose real name is Daystar Peterson -- was charged with a felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, a felony count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and for personal use of a firearm.
The rapper responded to the charges in a tweet on Friday, saying via emoji that "time will tell."
"The truth will come to the light ... I have all faith in God to show that," he continued. "Love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart ... a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u."
⏰ will 🗣 ... and the truth will come to the light ... I have all faith in God to show that ... love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart ... a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u .
After Megan exited the vehicle, Lanez is accused of shooting at her several times and allegedly wounding her in her feet.
Lanez's arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown Los Angeles. If convicted as charged, the rapper could face a possible maximum sentence of 22 years and eight months in state prison.
Police are still investigating the case, which remains open.