The jury of seven women and five men deliberated since Thursday before convicting the 30-year-old Canadian rapper, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Jurors also agreed that there were aggravating factors in the attack, meaning Lanez could face up to 22 years in prison and deportation when he is sentenced.
The “Say It” rapper was very confident going into the trial and even took to Twitter to remind people that no weapon formed against him shall prosper.
I’m going to leave this here one more time …and watch how it ages … NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER … AND EVERY TONGUE THAT RISES AGAINST ME IN JUDGEMENT SHALL BE CONDEMNED u sit and watch now …. And don’t ever question the GOD I serve again. This is my last tweet.
See the original tweet below.
It appears Tory Lanez may have been the weapon formed against himself.
His father, Sonstar Peterson, was livid about the verdict and he let everyone know as he left the courthouse.
Tory Lanez has been trending for days leading up to the verdict and now that he has been convicted, Twitter, which has been a battleground between his fans and fans of Megan Thee Stallion, is now filled with reactions (and jokes) to the outcome of this polarizing case.
Read a few of the reactions below.
Tory Lanez has been taken into custody where he will remain until his sentencing hearing on January 27, 2023.