The choose in his felony assault case upped his bail to $350,000 after saying Lanez violated pretrial protecting orders by tweeting about case particulars. He’s being held till he posts the upper bail.
Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, appeared in court docket in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a preliminary listening to relating to the July 12, 2020, incident through which the Canadian star allegedly shot Megan Thee Stallion a number of instances in her toes following a Los Angeles celebration outdoors Kylie Jenner’s dwelling.
Choose David Herriford, who’s presiding over the case, concluded that Lanez had violated court docket orders prohibiting him from contacting or harassing Megan or sharing any discovery within the case, according to Rolling Stone. Lanez had posted obvious particulars in regards to the case on Twitter.
The “Broke in a Minute” rapper was charged on Oct. 8, 2020, with one depend of assaulting the Grammy winner with a semiautomatic firearm in a fashion that “personally inflicted nice bodily damage,” and one depend of carrying a hid, loaded and unregistered firearm in a automobile, Rolling Stone reported.
Beneath the phrases of the protecting order, Lanez had been prohibited from contacting or coming inside 100 yards of Megan. He beforehand had his bail increased when he hit the stage on the Rolling Loud music competition in July 2021, the place she additionally carried out.
Throughout the competition, the Houston rapper’s workforce insisted Lanez was lower than the court-ordered 100 yards away from her. In consequence, his bail was increased from $190,000 to $250,000 in August.
Megan beforehand spoke out in regards to the sexism and indifference she confronted after being assaulted.
“I’m not afraid of criticism. We dwell in a rustic the place we now have the liberty to criticize elected officers. And it’s ridiculous that some folks assume the easy phrase ‘Shield Black girls’ is controversial. We need to be protected as human beings,” she wrote in an op-ed for The New York Occasions titled “Why I Speak Up for Black Women.”
Lanez pleaded not responsible and faces a most sentence of twenty-two years and eight months behind bars if convicted, according to Variety. The trial is scheduled to start out Sept. 14.