A possible title for the article is:Tory Lanez Moved to State Prison to Serve 10-Year Sentence for Shooting Megan Thee Stallion
- Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was transferred to a state prison in California on Tuesday, where he will serve his 10-year sentence for the 2020 shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion.
- On July 12, 2020, Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Peet, in the leg after she left a party at Kylie Jenner's home in Los Angeles.
- Lenz was convicted of three felonies: assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
- Lenz pleaded not guilty to the charges and claimed he was wrongly convicted. He said he only takes responsibility for the verbal and intimate moments he shared with Megan Thee Stallion, not the shooting.
- Lenz apologized for his actions before being sentenced, but later said he was not apologizing for the charges. He said that he will continue to fight until I am victorious.
Megan Thee Stallion is a three-time Grammy winner and one of the most popular female rappers in the industry. She has spoken about the trauma and pain she faced during the shooting and the online harassment that followed.
- Lenz lost a bid to be freed on appeal, seeking to overturn his conviction. The court had refused to grant him appeal bond.
- Lanez is being represented by Unite the People, a non-profit organization that advocates for criminal justice reform and helps prisoners with their appeals.
- Lanez's new mugshot was taken at North Kern State Prison in Delano, California, where he was admitted Tuesday. He had a blank expression in the photo.
Lanez's transfer came just days after releasing his latest album, Alone at the Prom, which received mixed reviews from critics and fans.