Los Angeles prosecutors have charged rapper Tory Linz Photography by Megan Thay Stallion During a discussion earlier this year.
Linz is accused of shooting Megan the Stallion in the feet, and hitting her, after a SUV left during a fight in the Hollywood Hills on July 12.
He faces two criminal charges, one of which is assault with a semi-automatic firearm and for carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in a car. The complaint says Linz “caused significant physical injury” to Megan Thai Stallion.
The letter that was sent to his representative was not immediately returned.
Linz, 28, is due to stand trial Tuesday at Angels. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of nearly 23 years.
Linz was arrested on the night of the shooting but released after bail was paid. Prosecutors recommend bail for him $ 1.1 million at trial.
Megan Thay Stallion, real name Megan Pitt, was identified in a felony complaint only as Megan B.
She had refused to name Linz as the one who shot her in social media posts and videos on the topic for over a month. But on August 20, in a video posted on Instagram, she said, “Yes… the Conservative Party shot me,” urging him to “stop lying” about the incident.
I have discussed the topic of filming in several emotional videos on Instagram, calling it “extremely scary” and “the worst experience of my life”.
She refused to tell the police that night that she had been hit by a bullet, and initial reports were only indicating that a woman had a foot injury caused by broken glass. She said she was very afraid the situation would escalate if she revealed to the police that there had been shooting.
Linz did not speak publicly about the incident. On September 24, he suggested on social media that he break his silence that evening, but this ad turned into a teaser for the release of his fifth album, Daystar.
Linz ranked Billboard’s Top 20 songs with Luv in 2016, and has been a successful streak of mixtapes and major brand records since he started his career in 2009.
At the time of filming, Megan Thai Stallion was already a major hip-hop star after a triumphant year that saw her nominated for Artist of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Since the shooting, her guest star Cardi B Song WAP has helped turn the soundtrack and music video into a mega cultural phenomenon, and has performed at the premieres of Saturday Night Live.