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Lucy Domachowski

Adele sends message to Megan Thee Stallion after Tory Lanez shooting verdict

Megan Thee Stallion has received a supportive Christmas message from Adele following the verdict of the Tory Lanez shooting trial verdict.

Rapper Tory Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty of shooting her in both feet after they left a Hollywood Hills party together in 2020.

After a day of deliberation, a jury found the 30-year-old guilty of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

He could face up to 22 years in prison for his crimes.

Following the nine-day trial, Easy On Me singer Adele wished rapper Megan a "very, very merry, merry Christmas" during her Weekends with Adele residency concert in Las Vegas on Friday night.

Adele wished Megan a 'very, very, merry, merry Christmas' (Getty Images for AD)
Megan saw justice just days before Christmas after her shooting ordeal (Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Adele spoke to her adoring crowd, first recalling a viral video of the 27-year-old rapper performing choreography to her 2020 hit Body, which was edited to seem like she was dancing to Adele's own track, Water Under the Bridge.

"Someone said, 'Why doesn't Adele have back-up dancers?' and then someone made a video of Water Under the Bridge with Meg Thee Stallion doing the dance to it," Adele, 34, could be heard saying onstage, in a video later shared on Twitter.

"Remember that?," she went on. She then appeared to reference Lanez’ guilty verdict, and threw her support behind Megan after she found justice.

"Well today, tonight, I would like to wish Meg Thee Stallion a very, very, merry, merry Christmas," Adele said while the crowd cheered.

"Girl, get the peace. Do whatever you want now, baby. I love you."

The jury returned the verdict on Friday, following a trial in Los Angeles which saw the rapper face charges for the shooting, which he denied.

Adele threw support behind her friend (Getty Images for AD)
Rapper Tory Lanez was found guilty of shooting her in both feet after they left a Hollywood Hills party together in 2020 (Getty Images for BMI)

He faced charges of one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and for inflicting great bodily harm to Megan Thee Stallion on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District's Attorney's Office.

The court heard how Peterson shot Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete, following a dispute between the pair in 2020.

In the trial, it was heard how 27-year-old WAP rapper Megan insulted Lanez and demanded to be let out of their luxury car before he fired five rounds at her.

In court Megan, who discussed the alleged shooting in a recent interview, testified that on the night of July 12, 2020, she got out of a car following an argument with Lanez and walked away.

Megan Thee Stallion took the stand during the trial (Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

The argument took place following a pool party at Kylie Jenner's Hidden Hills mansion, the court heard.

Megan told the court that, as she turned, she saw him with a gun.

"He was holding the gun pointing at me," she said, according to US channel KABC TV, and claimed that he said "dance b***h" and fired his gun, injuring both her feet.

"I froze ... I felt shocked," she said. "I wasn't really sure if this was happening. ... I looked at the ground and saw the blood ... everyone was shocked."

She added how Lanez apologised and offered herself and her friend, Kelsey Harris, $1 million (£829,670) each to keep quiet about the incident.

Tory Lanez was convicted on Friday after a nine-day trial (Damian Dovarganes/AP/REX/Shutterstock)
Rapper Tory Lanez, 30, walks out of court while holding his 5-year-old son Kai'Lon (Uncredited/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

Lanez, who was charged in October 2020 with shooting the Body rapper, did not take the witness stand during the trial.

In reaction to the charges in 2020, Lanez tweeted that the "truth will come to the light."

"I have all faith in God to show that," he continued.

"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 ." [sic]

He was then later charged earlier in December with an additional count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office confirmed to ABC News.

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