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Report: Charges against Tory Lanez in Megan Thee Stallion shooting have not been dropped

A rep for the rapper told a reporter for the New York Times he will face a hearing in February.

January 21, 2021
Report: Charges against Tory Lanez in Megan Thee Stallion shooting have not been dropped Tory Lanez. Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images  

On Thursday, unverified reports began to spread on social media claiming that Tory Lanez no longer faced charges in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. A rep for Lanez denied this in a statement to Joe Coscarelli of the New York Times. "The blog that posted this info is wrong," the statement reads.

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The rumor of the dropped charges cited a search for Lanez's birth name on the Los Angeles County Superior Court website, which at the time produced no results for active cases. The rep's statement to Coscarelli said the website does not have the most recent information. "I assume the docket hasn't been updated."

According to Lanez's rep, his next hearing is slated for "mid-February."

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Megan appeared to reference the rumor in a series of tweets. "STOP BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE MF INTERNET... Imagine how I feel waking every day seeing people LIE and turn my trauma into a joke?"

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Megan Thee Stallion was shot in the foot after a party on July 12, and has identified Lanez as the culprit. Lanez is charged with one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He has pled not guilty and faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison.

The FADER has reached out to Megan Thee Stallion's representative and Lanez's attorney for more information.

Report: Charges against Tory Lanez in Megan Thee Stallion shooting have not been dropped