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Canadian rapper sentenced to 10 years in jail in Megan Thee Stallion taking pictures

Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in jail, greater than seven months after he was convicted of taking pictures fellow musical artist Megan Thee Stallion throughout an argument in 2020, native media reported.

Judge David Herriford handed down the sentence to the 30-year-old rapper, whose authorized identify is Daystar Peterson, throughout a listening to in Los Angeles Superior Court that had been pushed again by delays, USA Today reported.

On Dec. 23, a jury discovered Lanez responsible of carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a car, assault with a semiautomatic handgun and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

Lanez was accused of taking pictures Grammy-winning rapper Megan Thee Stallion, 28, injuring her ft after a pool occasion within the Hollywood Hills in July 2020.

The taking pictures was preceded by an argument that turned heated when the 2 started attacking one another’s music careers, she informed the court docket in the course of the two-week trial.

Megan Thee Stallion wanted surgical procedure and spent 4 days within the hospital earlier than bodily remedy allowed her to stroll once more, she mentioned throughout an interview with Rolling Stone journal.

“I was very scared that I was not able to be Megan Thee Stallion no more,” mentioned the Houston artist, whose actual identify is Megan Pete.

Megan Thee Stallion gained Grammy awards for greatest new artist, greatest rap efficiency and greatest rap tune in 2021. She has additionally been nominated for six extra.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon mentioned in a press release after December’s verdict that girls, particularly Black ladies, are afraid to report crimes equivalent to assault and sexual violence as a result of they’re too usually not believed.

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