Tory Lanez was found guilty of three charges for the July 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in Hollywood Hills by a Los Angeles jury on Friday, according to CNN.
According to prosecutors, Lanez had pleaded not guilty to assault with a firearm, carrying an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle, and reckless discharge of a firearm. The jury convicted him on all three counts.
As a result of an argument between Megan and Lanez, she claimed he shot her in the foot.
During the trial, Megan testified that she, Lanez, and her former friend and assistant, Kelsey Harris, were tense in the car. Lanez requested that the artist be honest with Harris about their intimate relationship but Megan was uncomfortable doing so because she knew Harris had a crush on the Canadian rapper and singer.
In Megan’s account, Lanez shot her as she exited the car.
“I started walking away and I hear Tory yell, ‘Dance, b***h,” Billboard reported her saying. “I froze. I just felt shock. I felt hurt. I looked down at my feet and I see all of this blood.”
“You faced unjust and despicable scrutiny that no woman should ever face and you have been an inspiration to others across LA County and the nation,” LA County DA George Gascón stated to CNN, in reference to Megan.
During the nine-day trial, Lanez did not testify in his defense.
On Friday afternoon, a verdict was reached by a jury of five men and seven women. As a result of Lanez’s arrest, he could serve 22 years in prison as well as be deported back to Canada.