Tory Lanez charged in Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting

LOS ANGELES — Hip-hop star Tory Lanez has been charged with a felony count of assault with a firearm over the shooting of rapper Megan Thee Stallion, according to reporter Joe Coscarelli.

Lanez’s arraignment is scheduled Oct. 13, Coscarerlli reported, citing the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger.

“Yes ... Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying,” the 25-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Megan Pete, said in an Instagram Live video. “Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand.”

Megan Thee Stallion publicly accuses Tory Lanez of shooting her . Last month, Megan revealed that she suffered gunshot wounds and had to undergo surgery to have bullets removed from her feet. Although fellow rapper Tory Lanez was charged with carrying a concealed weapon at the time, Megan hadn't said who shot her, until now. Taking to Instagram Live, Megan alleged that Tory's publicist has been spreading false information about the incident. . Yes, this ----- Tory shot me. You shot me. And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and s---. Stop lying. Why lie? I don't understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you dragging it, Megan Thee Stallion, via Instagram Live. Megan went on to explain that she was in a car with Tory and several other people when an argument broke out and he allegedly shot at her after she decided to get out and walk away. Megan also said that the only reason she previously claimed to be cut by glass was because she feared being shot by the LAPD. I didn't get cut by no glass, but let me tell you why they're saying that. When the police came because the neighbors called the police ... the police come - I'm scared. All this s--- going on with the police ... I didn't want to die, Megan Thee Stallion, via Instagram Live

Representatives for Lanez, a 28-year-old rapper and singer whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, did not respond to requests for comment in late September. His representatives have not responded to several previous requests for comment by The Associated Press.

Pete said she did not tell Los Angeles police who came to the scene on July 12 about the shooting because she was afraid of the legal repercussions and afraid for her safety.

“I didn’t tell the police nothing because I didn’t want us to get in no more trouble,” she says in the video.

Peterson was arrested the morning of the incident on suspicion of possession of a concealed weapon and was released on bail later that day.

Pete, Peterson and others were sharing an SUV after the party in the early hours of July 12. She said in the video that there was an argument between the people in the vehicle, and Peterson shot her when she tried to walk away. She denied rumors that she had hit him in the SUV.

Pete first said publicly that she was shot later that week and has slowly revealed more in several social media posts since it happened, usually in response to what she said were false stories spreading.

She said from the beginning that she expected to fully recover. But she said in subsequent posts that the shooting, which required her to have surgery to have the bullets removed, was " super scary" and “the worst experience of my life,” and she felt blessed the gunfire hit where it did.

Rich Barak of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.