A Judge Sentenced Tory Lanez To 10 Years For Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Tory Lanez discusses his creative process during BMI's How I Wrote That Song 2018 on January 27, 2018 in New York City.
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After months pf delays, Tory Lanez sentenced for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.

Judge Herriford sentenced the Canadian rapper to 10 years in prison, with 305 days of time served already. Legal affairs journalist, Meghann Cuniff, who’s been present during most of the trial, Tweeted the news today (August 8). 

Cuniff also reported that Tory shared a few words. He said he, “still cares” about Megan, “regardless of what she may think of him” and referred to her as his friend. He also spoke on the bond they shared over the loss of their mothers. Tory said,

“We both lost our mothers. We would sit there and drink, and drink until we got numb.” Cuniff also reported on what Tory said about the shooting. 

“I said some very immature things that I shouldn’t have said. I revealed some secrets I shouldn’t have revealed,” Tory said. 

We both lost our mothers. We would sit there and drink, and drink until we got numb.” Cuniff also reported on what Tory said about the shooting.

“I said some very immature things that I shouldn’t have said. I revealed some secrets I shouldn’t have revealed,” Tory said.

Megan wasn’t present during the trial, but submitted a victim impact statement. In it, she wrote, “Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace,” BBC reports. The “WAP” rapper continued,

“Slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.” Megan said she struggled to give the remarks in person because she couldn’t “bring herself” to be in a room with Tory again. In addition, the entire situation “tormented and terrorised”, her and said when Tory mocked her trauma, she she “spiralled to a dark, angry place.”

Last year, Tory was found guilty of three charges, felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm.

His legal team tried to appeal the case, but was unsuccessful. Tory always maintained that he was innocent. His team fought hard to get him out of jail and on probation, but they were unsuccessful as well. Ahead of the sentencing, the judge read summaries of 76 supportive letters, including Iggy Azalea, who faced backlash and addressed it.