Shortly after the news broke that Tory Lanez has been charged with assault in the shooting incident from July 12, the rapper took to social media to personally address the matter.
On Friday, Lanez—whose real name is Daystar Peterson—maintained his innocence, tweeting that “time will tell” and “the truth will come to 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,” he wrote. Lanez then added that he “genuinely appreciates” everyone who has heard his side of the story, regardless of whether they believe it.
⏰ 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
Lanez was initially arrested in July after he allegedly fired shots after a house party in the Hollywood Hills. Police later identified Megan Thee Stallion as a victim who suffered injuries to her foot, which were later revealed to be gunshot wounds.
Megan has since claimed that Lanez was the one who had shot her and that his team are covering up the truth from the media. However, Lanez later broke his silence by releasing a surprise album titled DAYSTAR, which responded to her allegations. On the opener “Money Over Fallouts,” the Canadian native denied the accusations and declared that he was being “framed.”
Lanez currently faces two felony charges, including one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. If convicted, the rapper could face up to a maximum prison sentence of nearly 23 years.
He is currently scheduled to appear in court on October 13.
This story is still unfolding. Stay tuned for updates.