‘Send him back’: petition calls for deportation of Brampton musician from the United States


TORONTO – A petition calling for the deportation of a well-known Canadian rapper has collected more than 17,000 signatures. Brampton, Ont. native Tory Lanez, real name Daystar Shemuel Peterson, has found himself in hot water in recent days. Megan Thee Stallion, whose legal name is Megan Pete, says Peterson was with her on the morning of July 12 when she was shot multiple times. Los Angeles Police Officer Jeff Lee confirmed rapper Tory Lanez was arrested for concealed weapons the same morning.

In an Instagram post on July 15, Pete said she was shot and injured “as a result of a crime committed against me and committed with intent to injure me physically.”

Pete’s post on social media did not specify who shot her or why.

In the days following the incident, Pete received a surge of online support from fans and other performers.

Conversely, Peterson was the subject of a backlash, with many accusing the rapper of committing the shooting, although this has not been confirmed by investigators.

One such example is the petition launched on Change.org on July 27, Peterson’s birthday, who hopes to see the rapper deported to Canada.

“Deport Tory Lanez (Daystar Peterson) to Canada and ban him from coming to America FOREVER,” the petition reads.

The petition labeled the US Department of Homeland Security and accuses Peterson of “contributing nothing to the US economy.”

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“Also, he should be banned from the US FOREVER for intentionally trying to harm Megan the stallion. Return it to Canada ASAP! ”

Peterson, has not been charged with the shooting.

The incident comes after Pete’s dazzling rise to the rap and pop scene in recent months.

Pete’s Beyonce-assisted remix of “Savage,” which had a viral moment on the video-sharing platform TikTok, saw the Houston-based rapper topping the Billboard Hot 100 All Genres this year.

The song is taken from Pete’s nine-track album “Suga,” released in March that helped the performer win Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at last month’s BET Awards, beating Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Lizzo.

Attempts to reach Peterson for comment were unsuccessful. None of the allegations against Peterson have been tested in court.

With files from The Associated Press.


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