Rapper Tory Lanez Charged With a Felony, Megan Thee Stallion Hospitalized

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Tory Lanez was arrested on July 12, 2020, and charged with a felony for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, TMZ first reported. According to the outlet, Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, was at the scene and has been listed by the police as a victim.

Public records show that Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was released on bond a few hours after he was booked. On July 15, Stallion took to Instagram and shared what she said happened that night following the release of videos that appeared to show her in handcuffs.

She wrote, “On Sunday morning, I suffered multiple gunshot wounds as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets. I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night.”

She did not provide any details as to who fired the weapon. Lanez has not yet commented publicly

Here’s what we know so far:


Police Responded to a Hollywood Hills Residence Early on Sunday Morning Following Calls About a Disturbance

The police first responded to a disturbance at a Hollywood Hills home at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, TMZ reported. Officers arrived and were told by witnesses that people were in an SUV, arguing, at which point shots were fired and the vehicle sped off. Police were able to find the vehicle soon after and found Lanez and Stallion in the car along with another woman, they told TMZ. The name of the third person in the car has not been released at this time.

Police found Lanez’s weapon when they searched the vehicle and the Canadian rapper was arrested. Police also recovered four shell casings at the residence, according to the report. The LAPD has not yet confirmed whether the recovered shell casings match the weapon found in the SUV.


The Two Were Seen Partying With Kylie Jenner Earlier on Saturday Night on Stallion’s Instagram Live

The two rappers were seen earlier in the night thanks to Stallion’s Instagram Live, which showed both Lanez and Jenner. According to TMZ, the video appeared to have been filmed at Jenner’s residence. Near the end of the video, someone off-camera tells Stallion that they need to turn the music down because the police are on their way. It’s unclear at this time if the two events are related.

There have been rumors since May 2020 that Stallion and Lanez are dating, but neither of them has publicly addressed these rumors. They began when Lanez posted a video of Stallion and a friend that he filmed during quarantine:

Lanez previously spoke about having a crush on Jenner during an April 2020 episode of his show, Quarantine Radio. Cheat Sheet reported that when the rapper saw that Jenner had hopped onto his live, he said, “I just got word that the most beautiful, the most poppin’, ‘I got a crush on you but I can’t go too far because you’re already taken,’ the beautiful, the sexy, the ‘I hope I get a date with you one day,’ Kylie Jenner!”

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