Canadian rapper and singer Tory Lanez, was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in prison on Tuesday.
Lanez previously pleaded not guilty to assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence.
Prosecutors were pushing for a sentence of 13 years. Lanez’s attorney Jose Baez made a statement at a press conference.
To get a ten-year sentence is extreme and just another example of someone being punished for their celebrity status and someone being utilized to send an example. And he’s not an example, he’s a human being,” Baez told reporters.
Rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for shooting and injuring hip hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion pic.twitter.com/Zb96wHupuw
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Baez added that Lanez is “incredibly sad and down” as any other person would be.
Lanez has always denied shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
He previously claimed that he “was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial” and that he watched prosecutors “unlawfully misuse their authority to hide and suppress any and all exculpatory evidence that exonerates me and furthers my innocence.”