I Remain On The Stance That I Refuse To Apologize For Something That I Did Not Do – Rapper Torey Lanez Refuses To Apologize For Shooting Megan Thee Stallion In The Foot In 2020

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Rapper Tory Lanez from Canada has spoken out following his conviction for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020 and subsequent 10-year prison sentence.

Lanez, actual name Daystar Peterson, 31, wrote on Instagram that he maintains his innocence and that he “refuses to apologize for something I didn’t do.”

‘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,’ Lanez also said.

‘This week in court I took responsibility for all verbal and intimate moments that I shared with the parties involved… that’s it,’ he continued.

‘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 apologize for something that I did not do,’ the Canadian rapper went on.

Lanez said that he has ‘faced adversity my whole life’ and prison time will be 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,’ Lanez wrote online.

He also expressed gratitude to his loved ones and followers for their “ongoing support.”

Earlier this week, a judge handed down Lanez’s ten-year prison term for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot following a party at Kylie Jenner’s house in 2020.

Lanez was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Herriford after he was found guilty of three felonies in December: assault with a semiautomatic weapon; possession of a loaded, unlicensed firearm in a motor vehicle; and grossly negligent discharge of a firearm.

The case sparked a firestorm in the hip-hop community from the initial incident in the Hollywood Hills in July 2020 to the drawn-out two-day sentencing hearing, bringing up issues such as black victims’ reluctance to speak to police, gender politics in hip-hop, online toxcity, protecting black women, and the effects of misogynoir, a specific type of misogyny black women encounter.

Herriford stated that it was “difficult to reconcile” the picture Lanez’s friends and relatives presented of him throughout the trial as a wonderful father to a 6-year-old son and a nice and charitable man with the guy who shot Megan.

‘Sometimes good people do bad things,’ Herriford said. ‘Actions have consequences, and there are no winners in this case.’

Megan said during the trial that Lanez yelled at her to dance as she walked away from the SUV in which they had been travelling after leaving a pool party at Kylie Jenner’s house and discharged the gun at the back of her feet.

In order to remove the bullet pieces, she needed surgery. Only months afterwards did she admit who had pulled the trigger.

‘Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace,’ Megan said in a statement read in court by a prosecutor on Monday. ‘Slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.’

Just before the court handed out his ruling, Lanez begged Herriford for mercy, asking for either probation or a minimal prison term.

‘If I could turn back the series of events that night and change them,’ I would, Lanez continued. ‘The victim was my friend. The victim is someone I still care for to this day.’

He added, ‘Everything I did wrong that night, I take full responsibility for.’

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