Tory Lanez is maintaining his innocence in regard to the July shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. The Toronto singer was charged on Thursday (October 8) with a felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Lanez took to Twitter to respond to the charges on Friday (October 9), promising fans the truth would come to light and thanked them for their genuine support throughout this time.
“[Time] will [tell]… and the truth will come to the light,” he wrote. “I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction. If you have supported me or meg thru this, I genuinely appreciate u.”
⏰ will ? … and the truth will come to the light … I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u .
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) October 9, 2020
In addition to the previously mentioned charges, the District Attorney’s office alleges Lanez caused “great bodily harm.” If convicted on all charges, he will face a maximum of 22 years and eight months behind bars.
Lanez was originally arrested following the July 12 shooting in Los Angeles following Kylie Jenner’s pool party on just one possession of a firearm charge. The prosecution now has reason to believe Lanez pulled the trigger on Megan Thee Stallion, which left her with bullet injuries to her feet.
breaking: Tory Lanez has been charged with shooting Megan Thee Stallion, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office pic.twitter.com/eJw6rkvt95
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) October 8, 2020
Megan Thee Stallion returned to the stage earlier in October as the musical guest during the season 46 premiere of Saturday Night Live. Lanez’s attorney, Jim Lewis, told Vulture, “The victim doesn’t appear to be seriously injured, since I saw her on Saturday Night Live last week.”
Tory Lanez released his polarizing DAYSTAR album on September 25, where he spoke on the incident with Meg and didn’t take responsibility for the shooting. Lanez posted the lowest first-week numbers of his career on the Billboard 200 with DAYSTAR, which debuted at No. 10 with 36,000 album-equivalent units.