Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has been moved to a state prison where he will serve his 10-year sentence for shooting hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion.
The 31-year-old was transferred to North Kern State Prison in Delano, California on Tuesday, as indicated by prison records. A new booking photo was taken, capturing Lanez with a neutral expression.
In August, the rapper was handed a 10-year prison term after being found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, in the foot following their departure from a Los Angeles party in 2020. A jury convicted Lanez, who had pleaded not guilty to three felony charges in December, including assault with a semi-automatic firearm, carrying an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle, and recklessly discharging a firearm.
Lanez’s transfer occurred shortly after he failed in his attempt to be released on appeal while endeavoring to overturn his conviction. Unite the People, a nonprofit organization representing Lanez in his appeal, expressed disappointment at the denial of the appeal bond but stated that it wouldn’t deter their efforts.
Before receiving his sentence, Lanez had issued an apology for his actions, taking full responsibility for the shooting. However, in a subsequent Instagram post, he clarified that he was only accepting responsibility for the verbal and intimate moments he shared with the parties involved, nothing more. He emphasized that he was not apologizing for the charges he believed he was wrongfully convicted of. Lanez affirmed his commitment to continue fighting until he achieves victory.