Link to our Facebook
Link to our Instagram
Link to our TikTok

Tory Lanez Pens Message To Fans After Being Sentenced To 10 Years Prison

11 August 2023 | 10:04 am | Jessie Lynch

"I remain on the stance that I refuse to apologise for something that I did not do."

Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez (Instagram)

Tory Lanez has posted a message to fans via Instagram following the news he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.

ICYMI: Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, shot Megan (real name Megan Pete) following a party at Kylie Jenner’s Hollywood Hills home on July 12, 2020. He was charged with three felonies and sentenced to ten years in prison.

On Friday (August 11), the rapper posted a lengthy statement alongside a caption that read: “Through Good Times and Bad Times … Stay Strong … I’ll See You All Soon ☂️”

The statement read: “To the Umbrellas, I have never let a hard time intimidate me. I will never 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.”

“This week in court I took responsibility for all verbal and intimate moments that I shared with the parties involved.... That's it. In no way shape or form was I apologizing 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.”

He continued, “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.”

Plug into the latest music with our FREE weekly newsletter

“Tough times don't last, tough people do. To my family, friends and umbrellas thank you for your continued support. See you soon.”

The message comes following the hearing that took place on Monday and Tuesday this week (August 7 and 8) after a jury found him guilty of three felony charges in December — including assault with a semiautomatic firearm, discharging a firearm with gross negligence, and having a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle. Lanez pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Dressed in an orange jumpsuit in court on Tuesday (August 8), Lanez reportedly apologised for his actions and said he took “full responsibility”.

“If I could change it, I would but I can’t,” he said. “Everything I did that night, I take full responsibility,” he added. “I truly am just trying to be a better person.”

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

Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion told the court during the hearing that she had “struggled with whether to attend in person, and her absence should be seen as her preserving her mental well-being.” She said since Tory shot her, "I've not experienced a single day of peace."

“He lied to anyone that would listen and paid bloggers to disseminate false information about the case on social media. He released music videos and songs to damage my character and continue his crusade,” Megan said of Lanez.

“At first, he tried to deny the shooting ever happened. Then, he attempted to place the blame on my former best friend. In his tantrum of lies, he’s blamed the system, blamed the press and, as of late, he’s using his childhood trauma to shield himself and avoid culpability.”

“For once, the defendant must be forced to face the full consequences of his heinous actions and face justice.”

Megan added that “mercy is for people who show remorse, and Lanez has shown none.