Following his recent sentencing by an LA Federal judge to 10 years in prison, Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez has released a statement insisting he won’t apologise for a crime he didn’t commit and declares he is innocent.
Earlier this month, the artist got sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020. The highly publicised case has been ongoing since July 2020 when, following a disagreement with Megan Thee Stallion after a Hollywood Hills party, the musician shot her in the foot.
However, despite all the evidence presented and public knowledge that the ‘Savage’ artist (real name Megan Pete) required surgery to remove bullet fragments from her foot, the singer (real name Daystar Peterson) seems unapologetic and has revealed he won’t be saying sorry for the incident anytime soon.
Taking to social media to release his statement, the rapper wrote, “I have never let a hard time intimidate me. I will never let no jail time eliminate me. Regardless of how they try to spin my words, I have always maintained my innocence, and I always will.”
He continued, “This week in court I took responsibility for all verbal and intimate moments that I shared with the parties involved… That’s it. n no way, shape, or form was I apologising for the charges I’m being wrongfully convicted of. I remain on the stance that I refuse to apologise for something that I did not do.”
The ‘Say It’ musician also professed that this sentencing is another of many hardships he has faced in his life, writing, “I’ve faced adversity my whole life and every time it looked like I would lose, I came out on top. This is nothing but another moment where my back is against the wall, and I refuse to stop fighting till I come out victorious. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”
Legal affairs reporter Megan Cuniff unveiled that Peterson may end up only serving nine years but indicated that his upcoming appeal for bail would most likely be unsuccessful.