The Canadian rapper born Daystar Peterson pleaded not guilty to two felony counts: assault with a semiautomatic firearm — personal use of a firearm; and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle.
Shortly after he made his plea at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Lanez shared the following tweet:
⏰ 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
Earlier this week, Megan Thee Stallion (real name Megan Jovon Ruth Pete) opened up about her experience in an interview with GQ. The rapper said she had tried to leave a car heading to a party after an argument broke out. Her phone battery was dead and she was in a bikini, so she decided to get back in the car. Then, she claimed she tried to walk away a second time when Lanez allegedly started shooting at her.
Lanez is due back in court on January 20. If convicted, he could face up to 23 years in prison.