Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was formally charged Thursday for his role in the July shooting of hip-hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion. Tory’s father, Sonstar Peterson, has come forward to stand by his son.
Father of Tory Lanez Defends Him
Tory Lanez, a.k.a. Daystar Peterson, faces one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of possessing a loaded, concealed weapon in a vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County D.A.’s office. He could serve up to 22 years in prison if convicted for the July 12 incident in which he allegedly shot Megan in the foot.
“My son @torylanez I say to you this day. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall see them again no more. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you Daystar. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’” -Sonstar Peterson’s Instagram
Tory Lanez Supports Megan Thee Stallion Fans
The hip-hop star went to his Twitter page and didn’t hold back on sharing his state of mind. The rap crooner reminded fans a charge doesn’t mean he’s convicted and also thanked both his and Meg’s fans for their support.
“⏰ will ? … and the truth will come to the light … I have all faith in God to show that … love to all my fans and people that have stayed true to me & know my heart … a charge is not a conviction . If you have supported me or meg thru this , I genuinely appreciate u .” -Tory Lanez’s Twitter
Internet Flames Tory Lanez
Social media came forward to go off on Lanez following the charge reports. The Internet specifically took aim at Tory’s stature and how he would likely hold up behind bars.
Tory Responds To Media Hate
Last week, Lanez went to his Instagram Story to keep things 100. Tory shared screenshots showing popular publications revealing either a negative opinion of him or stating a lack of support for his career.
“I’ve never seen verified publications … come together with ‘biased’ opinions for a smear campaign on an artist … however I still have love for each and everyone of you who continue to choose money over truth. My heart and and character doesn’t change because yours does. … I don’t move on social media’s time. I move on Gods time. I don’t operate in fear, I operate in FAITH. I don’t bow down to the lies of m an. I stick with the TRUTH of god. And for those reasons. It doesn’t matter who rises against me in this hour and small season. BIG OR SMALL OBSTACLE …. I will PREVAIL and RISE to GREATNESS. As GOD SAID I WILL.” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram Story