Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, who was recently sentenced to ten years in prison for his involvement in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion, took to Instagram to assert his innocence. Lanez expressed his unwavering stance, stating that he has consistently maintained his innocence and will continue to do so, regardless of how his words are interpreted.
During his court appearance, Lanez took responsibility for all verbal and intimate interactions he had with those involved but clarified that he was not apologizing for charges he believed were unjustly placed upon him. He emphasized his refusal to apologize for a wrongdoing he did not commit.
Lanez’s comments came after his sentencing, where he was found guilty of three federal charges, including assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and reckless discharge of a firearm. Initially facing a potential 22-year prison term, Lanez’s legal battle concluded with a ten-year sentence.
Tory Lanez’ defense attorney says the rapper is having a hard time processing his 10-year sentence. https://t.co/kciRb5fOzK
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The incident in question took place on July 12, 2020, when Megan Thee Stallion, Lanez, and others left a gathering at Kylie Jenner’s residence. During the return trip, an altercation between Megan and Lanez occurred, and Lanez allegedly fired shots into the ground near Megan while shouting derogatory remarks. Megan testified feeling shocked and terrified, stating, “I’m in shock. I’m scared. I hear the gun going off, and I can’t believe he’s shooting at me.”
Lanez’s defense has focused on his maintained innocence throughout the legal proceedings. He emphasized that acknowledging shared moments with the involved parties does not imply guilt. The rapper remains firm in his belief that he should not apologize for an alleged offense he vehemently denies.
As the case has gained significant attention and sparked discussions about accountability and justice, Tory Lanez’s unapologetic stance continues to generate debates on social media platforms. The outcome of his legal battle and his assertion of innocence will undoubtedly influence ongoing conversations about the incident.