High-profile rapper Tory Lanez is on pins and needles as his sentencing approaches, having been found guilty in the 2020 shooting of fellow hip-hop sensation, Megan Thee Stallion. The prosecution has pitched for a 13-year jail term, while Lanez’s legal counsel is pushing for probation.
Despite the initial plan for the sentencing to take place on Monday, it was postponed due to Lanez’s legal team advocating for a retrial. However, this request was rejected, pushing the sentencing hearing to Tuesday.
The charges against Lanez include assault with a semiautomatic weapon, unlawful concealment of a firearm in a vehicle, and a serious assault charge. If given the maximum penalty, he might be looking at almost 23 years behind bars.
The prosecution’s stance is grounded in the belief that Lanez displayed a lack of contrition and continued to fabricate details about the incident even post-conviction. They highlighted the profound physical and psychological toll the episode took on Megan Thee Stallion.
Conversely, Lanez’s lawyers contend that probation is the fitting punishment, given his clean criminal record and contributions to society. They emphasized his impaired state during the incident and his lack of intent to injure the “Savage” rapper.
The final word on Lanez’s fate is anticipated on Tuesday.
In a parallel development, Megan Thee Stallion has initiated a civil suit against Lanez, claiming compensation for her ordeal – including medical bills, emotional distress, and lost income. The courtroom face-off for this case is marked for February 2024.