USA Today reports:
Rapper Tory Lanez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. The sentence for the 31-year-old Canadian rapper, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, was handed down Tuesday after several delays. The rapper was given about 10 months of credit for time he’s served since his conviction in December.
Lanez’ sentencing brings an end to a dramatic trial that created a cultural firestorm in the hip-hop community, churning up issues including the reluctance of Black victims to speak to police, gender politics in hip-hop, online toxicity, protecting Black women and the ramifications of misogynoir, a particular brand of misogyny Black women experience.
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BREAKING: Rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
A jury convicted Lanez of three felonies, including assault with a semiautomatic firearm. https://t.co/z6EQfoYfSp
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