On Thursday (8 October), Los Angeles prosecutors confirmed they had given Lanez two felony charges: assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
Lanez, a Canadian rapper, is accused of shooting at Megan Thee Stallion’s feet, after she exited a car during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on 12 July.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, is identified in the felony complaint only as “Megan P”. She had declined to name Lanez as the person who shot her for more than a month, despite reports of the incident on social media.
In August, Megan alleged that Lanez was responsible for her injuries. “Yes … Tory shot me,” she said in an Instagram video, before urging Lanez to “stop lying” about the incident.
Lanez has strongly denied all allegations. He took to Twitter on Friday afternoon (9 October) to say that “time will tell” and “the truth will come to light” over what happened. “A charge is not a conviction,” he tweeted.
If convicted, Lanez faces a maximum sentence of roughly 23 years.