Tory Lanez continues to sing tunes of his innocence! The disgraced rapper is refusing to accept his guilty verdict in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case as he tries to keep his music career alive.
The hip-hop star’s life fell apart in 2020 after the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ singer revealed the artist shot her in the foot following an argument. Two years later, the father-of-one was convicted of a felony and ended up behind bars.
Despite his incarceration, the Canadian artist remains hopeful as he persistently asserts that the justice system is rigged against him. In his new home, prison, the 30-something recently wrote a candid note to his fans, assuring them that his life as a musician is far from over.
Tory Lanez writes an emotional letter about staying positive as he promotes new music
On Sunday, June 18, the “Broke In A Minute” rapper updated his Instagram page with an open letter about his struggles. The Juno award winner said he would not give up the fight for his freedom, noting he was making the most of his unfortunate time behind bars.
The media personality explained that his trust was in God, saying the Almighty would save him from his difficulties. With that belief, the Brampton native said he lives in “good spirits”, writing:
“To my family, friends and umbrellas around the world, I want you to know that I have not lost my faith in God and that I am in good spirits. I pray for the best and I remain confident that God will get through this ordeal.
Lanez revealed he was on a journey of healing and personal growth, saying he would overcome this ordeal as a much better person than he started. “I have spent the last seven months rehabilitating my mind, body and soul. Although I came to prison as a good person, I will leave as a great person,” the 30-year-old said.
The father-of-one appeared confident about his future, announcing that he had transformed his confinement into a place of business. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, the Soul Train Music Award nominee beamed with positivity.
“I turned this prison cell into my office. I will carry on the legacy of the umbrella from here or anywhere,” the Canadian sensation said, adding that nothing would negatively impact his zeal to be a “positive light” helping others.
Concluding his powerful message, the beleaguered artist announced that his team will be dropping “new music, merch and updates” later that night while “Hurt Me”, his latest collaboration with fellow rapper Yoko Gold would be released in the early hours of Monday, June 19.
As promised, the “Jerry Sprunger” singer shared a new song snippet in a second Instagram job. The brief clip captured a stunning caramel-toned woman rocking multiple gold piercings and a necklace.
The beauty, presumably generated by the AI, was naked save for the large briefcase obscuring her assets in her arms. In the background, the lyrics to “Hurt Me” could be heard with one of the performers singing:
“Don’t you realize this hurts me?” When I see you go out. ‘Cause you only have the time of your life when I’m not around. You know you don’t deserve me. I’m looking for you in the crowd.
One Umbrella founder’s sentencing postponed as prosecutors fight for tougher sentence
Few days ago, the Brampton native’s sentencing has once again been postponed. Since his conviction in 2022, the 30-year-old was to be sentenced in January. However, the artist’s fate remained uncertain, with several delays.
One of the reasons for the setbacks was Lanez’s attempt to win his freedom by hiring new lawyers and asking for a new trial. On June 13, the father-of-one appeared in a Los Angeles court for what was supposed to be his sentencing hearing, but his defense team won his motion for an extension.
According to reports, the presiding judge felt that the “Luv” rapper’s lawyers deserved sufficient preparation time. As a result, the Canadian’s sentencing hearing has been moved to August 7. As the legal arbiter said, the Grammy nominee’s attorney needed all the time he could get because prosecutors were on a witch hunt.
As Lanez, his legal team and the public await his sentencing hearing, it has been reported that Los Angeles prosecutors are asking for a 13-year prison sentence for Lanez. In the sentencing memorandum filed on June 6, legal representatives claimed that the rapper deserved nothing less than the mentioned incarceration time because of his actions.
Prosecutors argued the shooting wasn’t the only serious issue, given the entertainer’s disgraceful behavior towards Megan after inflicting bodily harm on her. “The defendant actively invited harassment of the victim by disseminating false information to his large audience to galvanize the public against the victim,” read an excerpt from the court documents.