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Tory Lanez pleads NOT GUILTY in Megan Thee Stallion shooting after claims she was 'offered money'


Tory Lanez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had shot fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

The 28-year-old Canadian rapper’s attorney Shawn Holley appeared on his behalf in an LA County court to plead his case according to a Wednesday report from TMZ.

Lanez – real name Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson – has yet to appear in court himself as his last appearance was in court.

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Controversy: Tory Lanez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had shot fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion according to a Wednesday report from TMZ

Star: Megan seen in LA back in December 2019

Controversy: Tory Lanez has pleaded not guilty to charges that he had shot fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion according to a Wednesday report from TMZ

This comes at an interesting time as earlier this week 25-year-old Megan claimed that she was ‘offered’ money to stay quiet about the alleged shooting in July.

The LA County District Attorney’s Office has hit him with charges including 1 count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.

The DA also alleges he inflicted great bodily damage to Megan Thee Stallion. He faces up to 22 years and 8 months in prison if convicted.

Terrible time: This comes at an interesting time as earlier this week 25-year-old Megan claimed that she was 'offered' money to stay quiet about the alleged shooting in July in a GQ cover story

Terrible time: This comes at an interesting time as earlier this week 25-year-old Megan claimed that she was ‘offered’ money to stay quiet about the alleged shooting in July in a GQ cover story 

Lanez has posted a $190K bond and has been ordered to stay away from Megan as he has also defended himself on social media.

Earlier this week, the Hot Girl Summer hitmaker detailed the events surrounding the night where she was shot twice in the foot after leaving a pool party in the Hollywood Hills.

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She told GQ that being shot and then having to defend her experiences publicly online was ‘the worst experience of [her] life.’

His lawyers responded to TMZ about the buy-out claims and said he ‘has never offered money to any witness for their silence or for any other reason. Any reports to the contrary are false.’ 

Yikes: His lawyers responded to TMZ about the buy-out claims and said he 'has never offered money to any witness for their silence or for any other reason. Any reports to the contrary are false'; seen in 2018

Yikes: His lawyers responded to TMZ about the buy-out claims and said he ‘has never offered money to any witness for their silence or for any other reason. Any reports to the contrary are false’; seen in 2018

Megan revealed that she was simply trying to go home when she got in the car with Tory Lanez, a move she was hesitant to even make as an argument was brewing and her phone had died. 

When Megan attempted to get out of the vehicle, Lanez allegedly shot at her feet and wounded her twice. 

‘Like, I never put my hands on nobody,’ she said while recalling the scenario in disbelief. ‘I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house.’ 

Lanez reportedly begged Megan and her friend in the car not to say anything and even ‘offered’ money for them to stay quiet. 

‘[At this point] I’m really scared,’ Megan said, ‘because this is like right in the middle of all the protesting. Police are just killing everybody for no reason, and I’m thinking, ‘I can’t believe you even think I want to take some money. Like, you just shot me.’  

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With helicopters surrounding the area and a slew of police presence, Megan told officers at the time ‘I got cut.’ 

'Like, I never put my hands on nobody,' she said while recalling the scenario in disbelief. 'I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house,' as she is seen performing on SNL in September

‘Like, I never put my hands on nobody,’ she said while recalling the scenario in disbelief. ‘I barely even said anything to the man who shot me when I was walking away. We were literally like five minutes away from the house,’ as she is seen performing on SNL in September

On the up: Despite the challenges surrounding the shooting, Megan has had a banner year and will soon release her first studio album, Good News

On the up: Despite the challenges surrounding the shooting, Megan has had a banner year and will soon release her first studio album, Good News

People accused Megan of lying about the incident and she later named Lanez as the person who shot her in the foot, which spiraled into a he-said/she-said war online.  

After back and forth she tweeted: ‘Black women are so unprotected & we hold so many things in to protect the feelings of others w/o considering our own. It might be funny to y’all on the internet and just another messy topic for you to talk about but this is my real life and I’m real life hurt and traumatized.’   

Lanez was arrested for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, and was later charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and is expected in court this week. 

Despite the challenges surrounding the shooting, Megan has had a banner year and will soon release her first studio album, Good News. 

Trouble: Lanez was arrested for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, and was later charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle; seen in 2018

Trouble: Lanez was arrested for a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, and was later charged with one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle; seen in 2018

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