Tory’s father called the guilty verdict the greatest “miscarriage of justice.” He also called out Roc Nation and Jay-Z as he escorted out.
The internet has lit up now that the verdict has been shared in the Tory Lanez case. The singer-rapper has been convicted of assault and weapons charges, and it’s reported he faces 22 years in prison. According to “Lawyers4Workers,” at the courthouse, when the verdict was read, Lanez stood motionless. Then, he was remanded on the spot and taken to jail. His sentencing will take place on January 27.
One of the people to cause a stir in the courtroom and outside was Tory Lanez’s dad and his stepmother. This led to fans to ask who the rapper’s parents are. Here’s what we know.
Who are Tory Lanez’s parents?
Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson was born on July 27, 1992 in Brampton, Ontario, to a Bajan father, Sonstar, and a mother from Curaçao, Luella. The family was based in Montreal, before moving to Miami, Florida.
Following his mother’s death, his father began working as an ordained minister and missionary, causing them both to move frequently throughout the United States. Daystar’s father later remarried and the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Daystar met his friend Hakeem, who at the time was a janitor. Daystar’s nickname “Lanez” was given to him by Hakeem, as a comment on Daystar’s thrill seeking tendencies, that sometimes saw him mucking around in the street, not looking for traffic and playing in the lanes.
In 2006, he was sent to live with his cousin Dahir Abib, Orane Forrest, in Jamaica, Queens, New York because of his behavior issues. Daystar then was forced to move to Toronto with his grandmother.
Since she refused to take care of him, he was on his own at the age of 15. “I ended up moving downtown with these three dudes that I didn’t really know. I came into the house and I didn’t realize how things worked. From like fifteen to eighteen, I was just fighting them. It was every man for himself. That’s what made me a man, having to fend for myself and being in a situation where there is no dad, no grandma and no mom to help you. It changed the person that I am today”, he says.
He then once again started rapping, before giving himself a nickname, Notorious (which is a reference to the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., whom he idolized), and adopted into his new moniker “Tory Lanez”. At the age of 16, Daystar dropped out of the tenth grade, and he would begin performing songs at the outdoor concerts. At the age of 17, Daystar began singing, which he found an interest in. However, he had never received any vocal training.
Currently, Sonstar is married to a Kenya woman whose name is not known yet but was present at her son’s trial before remand ahead of his sentencing.
What did Tory Lanez’s dad say about his son’s remand?
The reporter also stated that Lanez’s father, Sonstar Peterson, and stepmother created a scene. After the verdict was read, they allegedly began yelling in the court, and many targeted Roc Nation and Jay-Z. It’s said that Megan Thee Stallion’s attorneys are those of her management.
Additionally, reporter Meghann Cuniff gave more insight into the chaos inside the courtroom.
“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.” In another moment, “His stepmother stood up screaming and yelling. Father was yelling about ‘Roc Nation.’”
Cuniff also reported, “Tory Lanez was remanded on the spot, led out in handcuffs by sheriff’s deputies. There were six total in the courtroom, two at door and four behind Lanez, and there was quite a scene when they tried to get Lanez’s father and stepmother under control.”
“One woman in the gallery held up her hand as Tory’s father was screaming about Roc Nation and wicked injustice, repeating ‘In the name of Jesus!’” Also, “Deputies were forcing them all out into the hallway and telling the gallery we had to stay seated.”
“One woman turned and looked at the reporters sitting behind her, including me, and said, ‘Jay Z is a b*tch. Report that: Jay Z is a b*tch.’”
It was additionally stated Lanez’s young son began crying as sheriffs ushered out the rapper’s father. Social media has also been divided in reactions, as Lanez’s supporters have declared this a miscarriage of justice. However, the “#WeStandWithMegan” hashtag has taken over Twitter.
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