After an intense two-day courtroom ordeal, which included a flurry of dramatic moments during last year’s original trial, the verdict for Tory Lanez’s involvement in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting has finally been delivered. Breaking the news on Tuesday (August 8) afternoon, journalist Meghann Cuniff took to Twitter to confirm that the creative force behind Chix Tapes has been sentenced to a decade behind bars.
Lanez, in a lengthy court speech, expressed his enduring care for his victim, irrespective of her opinion about him. He highlighted the bond they shared over the shared loss of their mothers, reminiscing about moments spent together, seeking solace in shared pain. The 31-year-old artist openly acknowledged his shortcomings, admitting to immature comments and inappropriate disclosures. In a genuine display of remorse, Lanez owned up to his actions, a departure from his earlier attempts to attribute his behavior to alcohol.
The court’s District Attorney, however, criticized Lanez for his lack of accountability, denouncing his efforts to blame his actions on alcohol. These remarks marked a significant shift, representing the first genuine remorse expressed by the R&B crooner. Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion, though absent from court, submitted a statement urging the judge not to show leniency to her assailant.
In an attempt to manipulate public opinion, Lanez resorted to spreading false information through paid bloggers on social media, a revelation that came to light during the trial. As the verdict awaited, a fervent supporter of Lanez’s went viral, casting blame on Thee Stallion and tarnishing her reputation. The woman’s incendiary remarks outside the courthouse showcased the divisive nature of the case, further fueling the ongoing discourse surrounding the trial.
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