Tory Lanez refuses to apologize for the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion

Tory Lanez refuses to “apologize for the allegations on which I am wrongly convicted” just two days after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet in 2020.

“I have never been intimidated by a difficult time. “I’m not going to let prison take me out,” the 31-year-old “Say It” rapper began a lengthy speech Instagram statement Thursday.

“No matter how they try to twist my words, I have always maintained my innocence and always will.”

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

“I have made no apology whatsoever for the allegations on which I was wrongly convicted. I continue to believe that I refuse to apologize for something I didn’t do,” Lanez added.

Tory Lanez 'refuses to apologize for something I didn't do' after being convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Lanez performs on stage during Spotify Presents: Who We Be Live at Alexandra Palace on November 28, 2018 in London.

The “What’s Poppin” rapper went on to say that he’s “always faced adversity my entire life” and that his verdict is “nothing but another moment of having my back to the wall and refusing to go along with it.” to stop fighting until I emerge victorious.”

“Hard times don’t last long, tough people do,” he explained before saying goodbye to his supporters with a “thank you.”

The Post has reached out to reps for Lanez and Megan, 28, for comment.

Megan Thee Stallion, Tory Lanez
Lanez shot and killed the “Savage” rapper after a fight broke out after a Kylie Jenner party.
Tory Lanez / Instagram

Lanez fired a gun at the back of Megan’s foot and yelled for her to dance. An argument ensued, which broke out after a party at Kylie Jenner’s home in the Hollywood Hills on July 12, 2020.

He was convicted of three felonies in December: assault with a semi-automatic firearm; Carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and firing a firearm with gross negligence.

Tory Lanez 'refuses to apologize for something I didn't do' after being convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Lanez, Megan and their friend were driving home from Jenner’s house when the argument started.

At his court hearing on Tuesday, he spoke for several minutes and called Megan “someone who is very close to my heart to this day.”

“We both lost our mothers. We sat there and drank and drank until we went numb,” Lanez said of Megan, who had to undergo surgery to remove bullet fragments.

The Color Violet rapper, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, also commented on his behavior after the shooting: “I said some very immature things that I shouldn’t have said. I revealed some secrets that I shouldn’t have revealed.”

“If I could reverse and change the series of events that night, I would,” Lanez continued. “The victim was my friend. The victim is someone I still care about to this day.”

He added, “For anything I did wrong that night, I take full responsibility.”

Lanez is seen leaving court in downtown Los Angeles.
Lanez is seen leaving court in downtown Los Angeles.

Lanez’s legal team said Tuesday that they plan to appeal the verdict and conviction and will seek the Canadian rapper’s release on bail once their motions are granted. Prosecutors had requested a 13-year prison sentence.

“We are extremely disappointed,” Lanez’s lead attorney Jose Baez said Tuesday outside the courthouse. “I’ve seen homicides and other cases where deaths have occurred and the defendant has still been sentenced to less than 10 years.”

Baez called the phrase “actually just another example of someone being punished for their celebrity status and someone being used to make an example.” And he’s not a role model. He is human.”

Tory Lanez 'refuses to apologize for something I didn't do' after being convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion leaves court in LA in December 2022.
Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

At a press conference after the sentencing, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón read part of a statement by Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete.

“Every day I think of others around the world, victims of violence and survivors,” she said in her statement. “It’s really the most powerless feeling, especially when you’re wondering if the justice system can really protect you.”

Megan’s message continued, “Luckily the prosecution fought for me. I am incredibly grateful to them and the jury for paying attention to the evidence and siding with the truth.

“But if it can happen to me, imagine those who lack resources and support systems,” she concluded.

Tory Lanez 'refuses to apologize for something I didn't do' after being convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Megan claimed she needed surgery to remove gunshot fragments from her foot.
Megan Thee Stallion/Instagram

District Attorney Kathy Ta also read Megan’s testimony in court Monday. The “Sweetest Pie” rapper said she will not be attending the trial to protect her mental health.

The three-time Grammy winner reported that she suffered from depression after Lanez shot her for “public humiliation,” which was attributed to derogatory remarks from naysayers who “treated my trauma like a running joke.”

Tory Lanez 'refuses to apologize for something I didn't do' after being convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion
Lanez has been in prison since December.
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“He [Lanez] Not only did he shoot me, he ridiculed my trauma. He tried to position himself as a victim and set out to destroy my character and my soul,” Megan said wrote in their statement.

He has lied to anyone who will listen and pay bloggers to spread false information about the case on social media. He released music videos and songs to harm my character and continue his crusade.”

Megan further claimed: “At first he tried to deny that the shooting ever happened. Then he tried to pin the blame on my former best friend. In his outburst of lies, he blames the system and the press, and lately he’s been using his childhood trauma to protect himself and avoid blame.”

With post wireS

Caroline Bleakley

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