After serving a ten-year prison sentence for the murder of Megan Thee Stallion on Thursday, August 10th. Tory Lanez took to Instagram to maintain his innocence and declare that he “will not stop fighting until I come out victorious.”
Tory Lanez: ‘I refuse to apologize’
Tory Lanez (real name: Daystar Peterson), who was jailed on three felonies for the December 2020 shooting, addressed the letter to his fan group, The Umbrellas.
“I have never let difficult moments intimidate me,” he wrote. “I will never let any prison take me away. No matter how they try to interpret my words, I have always maintained my innocence and will continue to do so.“
He writes that during the final hearing he took responsibility for the “verbal and intimate moments I shared with the parties involved,” but not for the shooting itself. “I have in no way apologized for the charges that led to my wrongful imprisonment. I still refuse to apologize for something I didn’t do.“
Tory Lanez’s 10-year prison sentence, which came three years after the July 2020 shooting, was more than the probation her lawyers had sought but less than the 13 years prosecutors had sought.
The shooting happened after Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion (real name: Megan Pete) and their friend Kelsey Harris left the party. Prosecutors said Megan Thee Stallion got out of the car and Lanez shot her in the leg while yelling, “Dance, bitch!” Lanez was formally charged in the shooting in October 2022.
Statement from Tory Lanez
To the umbrellas
I have never let difficult moments intimidate me. I will never let any prison take me. No matter how they try to interpret my words, I have always maintained my innocence and always will.
This week in court I took responsibility for all the verbal and intimate moments I shared with the parties involved. … That’s all.
I have in no way apologized for the charges I was wrongfully convicted of. I still refuse to apologize for something I didn’t do.
I’ve faced adversity all my life, and every time it seemed like I was going to fail, I came out on top. It’s just another stymied moment. I refuse to stop fighting until I emerge victorious.
Hard times don’t last long, but tough people do.
To my family, friends and Umbrellas: thank you for your continued support.
See you soon.