Judge David Herriford of the Los Angeles Superior Court issued the ruling after two days of deliberations.
Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was found guilty in December of firing shots at the feet of the “Savage” singer after yelling “dance, bitch” at her.
The 31-year-old rapper had pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with a semi-automatic weapon, firing a weapon with gross negligence, and carrying a loaded weapon without registration in a vehicle.
Lawyers for Lanez, who has been detained since his verdict was handed down in December, requested probation or three years in prison with mandatory rehabilitation.
In contrast, prosecutors advocated a 13-year sentence, arguing that Lanez’s actions caused physical and emotional harm to the singer.
The judge reported that he received more than 70 letters in support of Lanez from various people, including celebrities and Lanez’s son. One of them came from the singer Iggy Azalea, who, according to the magistrate, asked for a sentence that is “transformative, not destructive to his life.”
Despite finding aggravating circumstances, such as the use of weapons and the victimization of a vulnerable person, the judge pointed out that cruelty in the crime was not shown by the prosecutors.
Megan Thee Stallion, whose real name is Megan Pete, recounted that she and Lanez were in a vehicle with her bodyguard and her friend Kelsey Harris after a party at Kylie Jenner’s house in Hollywood in July 2020. An argument broke out after the interpreter made a comment about Lanez, and the rapper opened fire, wounding her feet.
Megan, 28, said in a statement read in court that since the incident she has not found “a day of peace” and accused Lanez of mocking her trauma.