Tory Lanez Found Guilty Of All 3 Charges In Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Tory Lanez performs on stage during Spotify Presents: Who We Be Live at Alexandra Palace on November 28, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

A reporter said Tory's parents erupted in the courtroom.

A verdict has finally been reached in the Tory Lanez trial, and the internet has lit up. After two weeks of controversial testimony, a jury has found Lanez guilty of all charges: assault with a semi-automatic firearm (personal use of a firearm); carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

In one of the most talked about Hip Hop trials in recent years, Megan Thee Stallion and Lanez have divided the culture. He claimed Megan's former friend Kelsey Harris pulled the trigger, while Harris denied being the person responsible. The defense hoped to cast enough reasonable doubt in an effort to obtain a not-guilty verdict.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 15: Tory Lanez performs onstage during 2018 V-103 Winterfest at State Farm Arena on December 15, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
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"A jury has convicted Tory Lanez of all three charges for the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion," stated reporter Meghann Cunniff. "A crazy and downright scary scene in the courtroom as his father and stepmother screamed about wicked injustice."

Aside from the verdict, Megan's missing bodyguard was also a hot topic today (December 23). Justin Edison was called to testify in the trial last Friday, but he went missing. Today, he surrendered to the authorities, and it is speculated that the pressure from the trial caused him to retreat.

During the trial, Megan testified that she saw Lanez shoot her.

"He was holding the gun pointing at me," she said, also declaring that Lanez told her, "Dance b*tch," as he fired the gun.

"I froze," said Megan. She added, she was "shocked."

"I wasn't really sure if this was happening," Megan testified. Continuing, "I looked at the ground and saw the blood ... everyone was shocked."

Expect to hear more about what occurred in the courtroom, as well as Lanez's sentencing. In an interview with DJ Akademiks, Lanez stated he faced 24 years if convicted.

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.