Tory Lanez who was convicted of shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion, has arrived to a California state prison for his decade-long sentence.
The 31-year-old rapper had intake at North Kern State Prison in Delano, California, on Tuesday, inmate records viewed by USA TODAY show. The prison is 145 miles north of Los Angeles.
Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, will serve his sentence after a motion for bail was denied.
His mug shot was released the same day his prison sentence began.
Judge David Herriford denied the bail motion at a Sept. 14 hearing in Los Angeles, Unite the People CEO and co-founder Ceasar McDowell confirmed. The criminal justice nonprofit is representing Lanez as he appeals the verdict in his case.
In a new motion filed that same week by Unite the People attorney Crystal Morgan, Lanez‘s lawyers requested for Herriford to halt his prison sentence during the appeal process and allow him to live in the Los Angeles area with his wife and 6-year-old son.
Herriford cited the violent nature of Peterson’s conviction, his past violations of court orders and his deportation risk as a noncitizen (the rapper is from Canada) in the motion’s denial.
In a statement, Morgan said Lanez’s legal team “remains steadfast in our commitment to fighting for our clients’ rights” and may file a similar motion for bail in the appellate court.
“Mr. Peterson’s case has been a challenging one from the beginning. Despite the hurdles we have faced, we firmly believe in his innocence and will continue to advocate for his right to a fair trial and the opportunity to appeal his case,” Morgan said. “The denial of the appeal bond is undoubtedly disappointing, but it does not deter us from our mission.”