- 24 Aug 21
Lanez made a surprise appearance at DaBaby’s infamous Rolling Loud Miami set, which took place immediately after Megan’s performance.
Rapper Tory Lanez has been ordered by a judge to pay an additional $60,000 in bail - bringing his total up to $250,000 - after violating Meghan Thee Stallion's restraining order at a festival.
TMZ is reporting that Los Angeles judge Keith H. Borjon made the ruling yesterday (August 23), following Lanez’s surprise appearance at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami last month.
Lanez (real name Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson) is currently barred from attending any events Megan is also scheduled to appear at, after Lanez allegedly shot her in the foot last July.
The 29-year-old was initially charged with felony assault, before Megan was granted a protective order – ruling that Lanez cannot contact or come within 100 yards of her – that October.
The Canadian rapper then made an unannounced appearance during DaBaby’s set, which also saw DaBaby making homophobic remarks that led to multiple festival cancellations.
“You’re facing years in prison, over 22 years in prison," Judge Keith Borjon told Lanez in court today. “They could have filed an additional charge based on violating the protective order because that's a violation of law as well. You do not want to be doing things like this sir. You have the means and the where with all and a lot of smart people around you to advise you as to how you should be conducting your life so we don't have to have hearings like this.”
Billboard reports that Lanez narrowly avoided a court-ordered tracking device, with his attorney Shawn Holley arguing that, “It was a unique circumstance, errors in judgement were made, but this can easily be prevented from happening again.”
It’s reported that prosecutor Kathy Ta rebutted Holley’s argument, saying: “I don’t think music festivals are unique, I think if anything, they happen rather frequently. This was not a situational circumstance.
“The shared amount of effort it required for Lanez to get to this venue and do everything that he did, I think that speaks volumes about his conduct. It wasn’t by chance and it wasn’t a situational situation, it was by design.”
Tory Lanez has denied allegations of wrongdoing in lyrics from his most recent album DAYSTAR. In an op-ed published in The New York Times last year, Megan Thee Stallion wrote about being “the victim of an act of violence by a man.” She also alluded to the incident on her debut album, Good News.
Lanez is scheduled to return to court next Thursday, September 2.