Brampton rapper Tory Lanez on house arrest ahead of Megan Thee Stallion shooting trial

Published October 27, 2022 at 2:53 pm

Brampton rapper Tory Lanez, left, is charged with shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion, right, in the feet in 2020. (Photos by Scott Roth, left, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Brampton’s Tory Lanez has been placed on house arrest ahead of his trial on charges he shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion back in 2020.

The 29-year-old Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, lived and went to a high school in Brampton before gaining international acclaim for his 2016 debut record I Told You and two follow-up records in 2018.

Lanez is facing felony charges of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle after allegedly shooting Stallion, real name Megan Pete, in the feet on July 12, 2020.

Authorities in California allege Lanez, Stallion and others were in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills after a party when he fired at her feet during an argument after she had gotten out of the vehicle.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office reportedly told USA TODAY that Lanez was placed under house arrest on Wednesday following allegations he assaulted another performer, singer August Alsina, in Chicago last month.

The Grammy and Juno Award-nominated artist’s house arrest is set to begin on Monday and will last until his jury trial starts on Nov. 28.

With files from The Canadian Press

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