According to Complex, newly revealed court records connected to a legal application for Tory Lanez’s bail reveal the convicted rapper and singer married while incarcerated. Lanez filed the bail request with the Superior Court of Los Angeles on Friday, according to legal journalist Meghann Cuniff.
The 31-year-old Canadian rapper was sentenced to ten years in prison for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, as previously reported by NewsAfrica. Lanez, whose actual name is Daystar Peterson, shot Megan Thee Stallion in the feet after the two got into a fight after leaving a pool party given by reality star Kylie Jenner at her Hollywood residence in July 2020.
The 31-year-old has been incarcerated since December after being convicted of three gun-related offenses. Lanez was found guilty of three felonies: assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possessing a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and negligently discharging a firearm.
Raina Chassagne is now Lanez’s wife, according to recently disclosed court paperwork, and the two will stay together in Los Angeles with their 6-year-old son if he is given bond. Lanez’s residence, if given bail, will be close to his family.
“From his sentencing hearing engagement announcement to his bail motion wedding announcement, Tory Lanez’s relationship status has advanced rapidly in the last few weeks. His fiancée is now his wife, according to the motion,” Cuniff tweeted.
A hearing to discuss Lanez’s bail motion is scheduled to be held on September 5. Chassagne now being listed as the convicted musician’s wife comes after she was previously identified as his son’s mother, court documents state. But there’s no information on when they actually got married.
Cuniff in a different tweet also shared that Lanez would abstain from substances and not establish any contact with Megan if he’s granted bail. “Upon release, Mr. Peterson will maintain his sobriety, and have no contact with the victim nor shall he or any of his associates by his direction address her on social media or by other means,” Cuniff stated.
“Mr. Peterson is a well-known musician; abscond. He is a household name through his artistry and philanthropy.”
Lanez’s application for bail, however, appears to be an uphill struggle, according to Complex. Attorneys who met with Cuniff revealed that courts rarely accept bail requests pending appeal. Lanez’s conviction is particularly complicated by the nature of his crime.
“Generally, to get bail pending appeal, you have to show a substantial likelihood of prevailing on appeal, which often means a substantial likelihood you can show error by the trial judge,” attorney Michale Freedman told Cuniff in an email. “So it’s pretty rare for the trial judge to find the defense can make this showing about the same judge’s own rulings, especially after the judge has already denied post-trial motions raising those same arguments.”