Tory Lanez Found Guilty : The Aftermath
This past Friday, Tory Lanez was found guilty of the 2020 shooting involving Megan Thee Stallion. He faces up to 22 years in prison.
The Jury Convicts
Lanez was met with the damning verdict after pleading not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence. Megan Thee Stallion, real name Megan Pete, first accused Lanez back in august 2020. The Houston rapper went live on Instagram and claimed Lanez shot her as she was walking off from a heated argument.
“You shot me,” she stated. “And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and sh*t. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand.”
Now, almost three years later, the two have finally battled it out in court. It’s been a chaotic case, with confessions of a sexual relationship between Pete and Lanez, an extremely confusing testimony from Kelsey, and a shocking recount from one of the defense’s witnesses. Nonetheless, the jury came to a unanimous decision: guilty on all counts.
According to several reports from inside the courtroom, the reaction from Tory’s family was immediate and severe. Particularly, Lanez parents seemed to be the most outspoken.
The Family Weighs in
Based on accounts from the courtroom in addition to video footage captured right after the verdict, Tory’s family is blaming Roc Nation for their son’s fate. Namely, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s names came up several times in post-verdict videos.
“Beyonce and Jay-Z You have children! You’re making other people’s children go to jail. You have kids, God is watching all of you,” Luella Peterson, Tory’s mother yelled at reporters on Friday.
“And they never produced the prints, no fingerprints, not one! Tell me how the bullets disappeared in the LAPD’s office, tell me how there’s no fingerprints,” Sonstar Peterson, Tory’s father exclaimed.
“Roc Nation you will crumble, I am an apostle of God, and you will know who I am.” He finished.
Perhaps the most shocking and unexpected objection to the verdict came from Tory’s little sister. Apparently, the young girl attended court proceedings and is also accusing Roc Nation of tampering with the trial.
“Roc Nation tried to mess with my brother’s reputation!” She yelled before being led away by her parents.
These clips have since gone viral, with many mocking the father’s impassioned speech and criticizing the choice to bring such a young child to a courtroom.
For now, Tory Lanez remains in Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail awaiting his sentencing. His only option now is to appeal the charges.
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Written By: Dreema Carrington