Tory Lanez, the rapper convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in jail, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office told CNN.
In December of last year, a Los Angeles jury found Lanez guilty of three charges related to the July 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Stallion in the Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney told CNN at the time.
Lanez had pleaded not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, according to prosecutors.
The jury convicted him on all three counts.
Stallion accused Lanez of shooting her in the foot after she exited a vehicle they had been riding in following an argument.
In April, the “Savage” singer addressed the case in an essay for Elle.
“As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable,” she wrote at the time.
She described how she not only survived being shot by a friend she thought she could trust, but how she also overcame the “public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the entire world to see,” referencing the social media-driven smear campaign that began soon after the shooting, which painted Stallion out to be a liar.
“It never crossed my mind that people wouldn’t believe me,” she wrote, adding that she nonetheless “knew the truth and the indisputable facts would prevail.”