Los Angeles prosecutors have accused rapper Tory Lanez of shooting Megan Thee Stallion during an argument when they were both driving in the same vehicle earlier this year, Associated Press reports.
27-year-old Lanez faces two crimes – attacking with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The complaint published on Thursday (October 8) said Lanez had "inflicted serious physical injuries" on Megan Thee Stallion.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, is due to be indicted Tuesday in Los Angeles. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of around 23 years.
Lanez is alleged to have shot Megan Thee Stallion, who injured her foot after getting off an SUV during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12th.
Lanez reportedly fired four shots at Megan's feet after an argument. He was arrested and charged with possessing a hidden firearm in a vehicle, but was released after bailing him for $ 35,000. In August, the Los Angeles Times reported that prosecutors were investigating the possibility of bringing criminal charges against the 27-year-old.
On August 21, Megan shared an emotional Instagram video naming Lanez as the one who shot her and calling him out for planting false stories in the media. She was apparently also referring to her ordeal during her appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend.
Lanez shared his side of the story about a badly timed album drop that happened the day after Breonna Taylor's decision. On the opening lane, he tapped: "Megan people trying to frame me for a shoot." The Canadian rapper was loudly beaten for using the incident to promote his music.
Lanez will appear in court on October 13th.