UPDATED: Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after a house party altercation turned violent and the LAPD arrived on the scene.
The arrest happened around 4:30 a.m. near a house in the Hollywood hills where the 27-year-old hip-hop star was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon in his vehicle. Fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion was reported to be at the party and had received injuries from a glass wound to her foot. The news was first reported by TMZ.
The incident began at the house party and proceeded to an argument in an SUV. Police were able to locate the SUV, occupied by the two stars and an unnamed woman, and reported finding a gun inside the vehicle.
According to the police report, Lanez was arrested on felony charges at 4:40 a.m. Sunday and released on a $35,000 bond around six hours later. He has a court date scheduled for Oct. 13.
Hours before the arrest, Megan Thee Stallion and Lanez were pictured on Kylie Jenner’s Instagram Live page, hanging out at a pool party. While some reports speculated that Jenner was in the car with them at the time of Lanez’s arrest, a rep for Jenner told Variety on Tuesday, “She was not in the car.”
Megan, Kylie Jenner & Tory Lanez hanging out via IG Live.💗 pic.twitter.com/soLnIBsFxE
— Thee Stallion Updates (@theestallionhq) July 12, 2020
Lanez who was born Daystar Peterson, is best known for his singles “Say It” and “Luv.” His debut album, “I Told You” was released in 2016. In March, he teamed up with Jamaican singer Buju Banton to remix “Trust,” and released two singles this past weekend, “392” featuring VVS Ken and “Staccato.” The two-song package was titled “The VVS Capsule.”
During the coronavirus pandemic, Lanez has been hosting a viral series, “Quarantine Radio,” on his Instagram page. The series, which draws up to 350,000 viewers at a time, features Lanez on a couch, smoking while hosting dance competitions and having conversations with stars like Justin Timberlake, Drake and Tiffany Haddish.
Stallion, whose real name is Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, most recently released her EP “Suga,” which got a boost when a remix of the song “Savage” with Beyonce became a hit.
Reps for Stallion and Lanez had no comment.