Following the release of the new documentary Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez: Five Shots, here’s what happened in the shooting that rocked the music industry – including details on Tory’s sentence.
Earlier this week, Discovery Plus dropped its highly anticipated two-part docuseries about the infamous 2020 shooting of rapper Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete. Although fellow rapper Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, was convicted for the crime, a heated debate still rages to this day. As it says in the trailer, “You’re either team Megan or team Tory.”
Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez: Five Shots features: “Megan Thee Stallion’s shocking shooting, revealed by insiders and attorneys involved. Told from both perspectives, it examines how Tory Lanez still protests her innocence but examines why Megan was vilified on social media despite a horrifying ordeal.
With the docu-series now available to stream, viewers may be wondering: what happened to Tory Lanez and how long is his prison sentence?
Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez: How long is Tory’s prison sentence?
On August 8, 2023, Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and injuring Megan Thee Stallion, remaining in county jail since his December 2022 conviction.
Lanez was convicted of three felonies: assault with a semi-automatic handgun, carrying a loaded unregistered gun in a vehicle and discharging a firearm through gross negligence. The shooting that injured Megan’s leg stemmed from a dispute that occurred after the couple left a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s LA home in 2020.
Megan testified during the trial, asserting that Lanez yelled “Jump!” at her and used sexist language before shooting her in the leg. She said he later apologized before offering her and her friend, Kelsey Harris, a million dollars to keep quiet about the incident.
However, Lanez’s legal team argued that Megan and Harris had been fighting, claiming that the latter shot her friend out of jealousy after discovering Megan and Lanez had had sex. His lawyer, George Mgdesyan, said in quotes shared by The New York Times that the case “is about jealousy and sexual relations,” and accused the prosecution’s case of being “full of loopholes and speculations”.
To this day and despite his conviction, there are still many who believe Lanez is innocent. Earlier this year, YouTuber Adin Ross shared his support for the rapper, while a group of disruptive Lanez fans had to be removed by security when they went to see Megan Thee Stallion’s concert in November. 8.
But evidence suggests otherwise, including a leaked phone call from Lanez to Harris after the shooting, in which he appeared remorseful and said he was “sorry” and that he “just so drunk”.
The recording was shared online, with Twitter/X user @MT_Prxphet writing: “They revealed Tory Lanez’s call from jail to Kelsey after the shooting. This is certainly why the jury unanimously found him guilty.”
According to NBC, Lanez has been transferred to State Prison in California since the documentary aired.
While the case was widely covered in the media, Megan Thee Stallion vs. Filmmaker Emily Doe’s Tory Lanez: Five Shots promises to go beyond the headlines, including interviews with people close to the case. Episode 1 looks at Megan’s side of the story, while Episode 2 focuses on Lanez.
Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez: Five Shots is now available to stream on Discovery Plus and Max. You can check out more of our true crime coverage below:
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