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Tory Lanez’s First Statement After Receiving 10-year Prison Sentence



Tory Lanez's First Statement After Indictment
Tory Lanez performs onstage during 2018 V-103 Winterfest at State Farm Arena on Dec. 15, 2018 in Atlanta. Image source: Paras Griffin, Getty Images.

Rapper Tory Lanez has released his first statement since being sentenced for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. The Canadian is continuing to emphasize that he is innocent. “I will never let no jail time eliminate me,” says Lanez. He continues by adding, “Regardless of how they try to spin my words – I have always maintained my innocence, and I always will.” 

Tory Lanez Takes “Some Responsibility”

Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, says he is only taking responsibility “for all verbal and intimate moments that I shared with the parties involved… That’s it.” He believes he has been “wrongfully convicted.” Peterson has previously told the court otherwise.


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New Merchandise After Conviction

The “Chixtape” singer concludes the statement with a quote, “Tough times don’t last – tough people do.” Tory Lanez also thanks his family, friends and fans for their continued support. Plus, the songwriter is selling merchandise as he does time in prison on his website


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Tory Lanez Would Have Qualified For Probation

The new statement is contradicting as Daystar Peterson told the court he took “full responsibility” for what he did on July 12, 2020. Prosecutors reached for a 13-year prison sentence, but legally the “Penthouse Red” rapper was eligible for up to 22. Tory Lanez would have qualified for probation if the judge discovered unusual circumstances. However, the only unusual thing about this case was that two famous people were involved – and he did not consider this a factor.

Bun B Continues To Support Megan Thee Stallion 

Rap Legend Bun B reacted to the recent news of Lanez’s sentencing. He told TMZ it was a “wake-up call for violence against women.” The hip-hop icon went on to say this case is a “lesson for society… and less about hip-hop culture.” After the shooting took place, the Texas rapper was one of the only few public figures to publicly defend Megan Pete. At the time, Bun B shared an hour-long video in which he criticized others for not supporting the “Simon Says” performer. Popular public figures have supported Pete, like Halle Berry, JoJo, Kehlani, and Chance The Rapper. 

Bun B on the left and Megan Thee Stallion aka Megan Pete. Image source (left): Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images for New Era Cap Co. Image source (right): Rich Fury, Getty Images.

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