Who is Tory Lanez's stepmom? Family blames Jay-Z after singer found guilty of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: After deliberating for around 48 hours, the jury in Tory Lanez's felony assault trial has delivered its decision. Lanez was convicted guilty of all three felony charges against him on Friday, December 23. The 'Alone At Prom' singer was found guilty of careless use of a handgun, carrying a hidden firearm in his vehicle, and felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm over shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. After the verdict was read, a disturbing scene involving Lanez's father and stepmother occurred in the courtroom, according to Law & Crime reporter Meghann Cuniff.
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, has five siblings from the same mother and father. The singer’s father Sonstar Peterson was married to Lanez’s real mother Luella Peterson. Luella was born in Dutch-Carribean island Curaçao. Later she moved to Canada where she met Sonstar before moving to the US. Lanez was still a child when Luella died reportedly from anemia.
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Sonstar Peterson, Lanez's father, was a preacher and frequently traveled for missionary work. According to The Focus News, he married Wonder Terry Peterson when Lanez was a small boy without telling any of his children. One by one, they all left the family because they didn't get along with their stepmother, leaving only Lanez, his father, and his stepmother. In addition, Lanez's relationship with his stepmother was tense, which caused him to move around a lot and he eventually became homeless.
Tory Lanez’s father reacts to the guilty verdict: “It’s not over, God does not lose!” pic.twitter.com/ZGPleAi8kK— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 23, 2022
“I’m calling on the Heavens and the Earth … Roc Nation, you will crumble! I am an apostle of God, and I will be heard.” Tory Lanez father as he left— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 24, 2022
Lanez has discussed his struggles following the death of his mother, as well as how he started using drugs and became a rebel. The turning point in Lanez's life came when his grandma expelled him when he was 15 years old. He used music as a coping mechanism after losing his mother. He put all of his efforts into it, worked hard, and established the contacts he needed to succeed.
Tory Lanez’s father stood up guest and screamed. “This is a wicked system!” He screamed at the prosecutors that they are evil and they know exactly what they did here. His stepmother stood up screaming and yelling. Father was yelling about “Roc Nation.”— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) December 23, 2022
Meanwhile, Cuniff claimed that sheriff's deputies immediately arrested Lanez and led him out of the courthouse in handcuffs. Six officers were present, two at the door and four behind Lanez. The rapper's father and stepmother had to be contained at that point by the cops. Another woman in the gallery put her hand in the air and kept saying, "In the name of Jesus!". Lanez's father screamed, “This is a wicked system!” Additionally, he shouted remarks about Roc Nation and labeled the prosecutors "evil," Cuniff posted.
A jury has convicted Tory Lanez of all three charges for the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. A crazy and downright scary scene in the courtroom as his father and stepmother screamed about wicks injustice.— Meghann Cuniff (@meghanncuniff) December 23, 2022
Outside the courthouse, Tory's father continued his rant. He was seen on camera yelling at a group of supporters, "This is not over. It's not over. God does not lose. I know that this is Wickedness. Roc Nation, you will crumble!" Lanez's father aim towards Jay Z comes as he believes the record producer might have plotted something against his son. He said, “Jay-Z, let me speak to you. Because my son refused to sign a Roc Nation deal with you. And Desiree Perez you wicked witch, you snitch," while adding that Stallion recently signed to Roc Nation.
Lanez's stepmother also shouted at the camera, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z, you have children. Let us see, you are making other people go to jail. You have kids. God is watching." Throughout the court sessions, Lanez's kid and other family members were present.
Megan Thee Stallion earlier in the trial testified that Lanez shot her in the feet on the evening of July 12, 2020, in a drunken rage. Shortly after leaving Kylie Jenner's pool party, Megan, her ex-assistant Kelsey Harris, and Tory got into a heated dispute that quickly descended into a bloody conflict. Megan claimed that Lanez offered $1 million to Harris and her for their silence. According to TMZ, The rapper now faces up to 22 years and eight months in prison and possible deportation. The hearing to determine his sentence is set for January 27.