Tory Lanez has pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge that was filed against him in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting incident that occurred this last summer.
A representative of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office affirmed Wednesday that Tory, with real name Daystar Peterson, took the not guilty plea through his attorney, Shawn Holley, as he was not physically present at the arraignment.
Apart from pleading not guilty to the charge, he is slated to return for another preliminary court hearing on Jan. 20.
— Jackie Lacey (@LADAOffice) November 18, 2020
In October, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office charged the Toronto rhymer with one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm—personal use of a firearm—and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on July 12.
The L.A. District Attorney in a press release, which detailed Tory’s charges revealed that he’s facing an alleged gun possession charge and an accusation that he inflicted great bodily harm on another person.
Tory was slated to show up in court on Oct. 13, but was not present. Instead, he called into his hearing by phone and his attorney filed a continuance—or postponement—on his behalf.
At that time, the Daystar crooner did not enter a plea. However, the judge presiding over the case put a protective order in place enforcing that Tory stay at least 100 yards away from Megan. He was ordered to surrender any guns he owns as well, and had a bail set for $190,000.
Shortly after news made rounds online of Tory Lanez’s not guilty plea, he posted a video to his Instagram Story, indicating that he is currently vacationing in Mexico.
“They say me have court today, but me out in Mexico, niggas clean the pool,” he said in the clip as he showed off the home that he is staying in.
Tory’s court hearing comes two days before Megan Thee Stallion drops her debut album, Good News, on Friday (Nov. 20).
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and lawyers for Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion are yet to make a comment