A judge ordered rapper Tory Lanez remanded in custody on Tuesday after prosecutors said he violated a restraining order obtained by his former girlfriend, Megan Thee Stallion.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a preliminary hearing that Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, violated two types of court orders filed in his case. One is a “discovery protection order” and another temporary criminal restraining order.
Lanez violated the orders against him by speaking directly to his ex-girlfriend on social media and discussing DNA evidence, prosecutors told the judge.
He was remanded in custody on $350,000 bail.
His attorney, Shawn Holley, told NBC News that the district attorney’s office requested that his bail be revoked entirely or increased to $5 million.
“We are pleased that the Court has dismissed these outrageous claims,” Holley said.
Lanez faces a trial scheduled for September on one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete, during an argument in 2020.
He was indicted in October 2020 and pleaded not guilty in that case.
Holley testified in court Tuesday that there were four different DNA contributors on the handgun, making the results inconclusive for Lanez. Additionally, Lanez’s DNA was not found at all on the gun’s magazine, which contains the bullets from the gun, his attorney told the judge.
Lanez’s bail was increased from $190,000 to $250,000 last year after the court found Lanez violated an order to stay 100 yards away from Pete when they were each performing at the same concert, according to Billboard .
Pete said in July 2020 that she was shot in the foot and required surgery to remove the bullet. Initial reports at the time said she was cut by glass at a party, but Pete disputed the headlines and told Instagram followers she had been the victim of a crime.
She then accused Lanez of being the one who shot her on her social media.
County prosecutors said at the time Lanez was charged that the two “got into an argument while driving in an SUV in the Hollywood Hills. The victim exited the vehicle and (Lanez) is charged with shooting several times on her feet and hurting her.”