On Thursday (August 10), Lanez spoke out on Instagram. He addressed his fans, whom he called the ‘Umbrellas,’ and assured them he’d be back soon despite the long sentence. He continued to deny any wrongdoing and insisted he’s innocent.
“I have never let a hard time intimidate me,” he began. “I will never never let no jail time eliminate me. Regardless of how they try to spin my words, I have always maintained my innocence and I always will. This week in court I took responsibility for all verbal and intimate moments that I shared with the parties involved. That’s it.”
He continued: “In no way shape or form was I apologizing for the charges I’m being wrongfully convicted of. I remain on the stance that I refuse to apologize for something that I did not do. I’ve faced adversity my whole life and every time it looked like I would lose, I came out on top. This is nothing but another moment where my back is against the wall and I refuse to stop fighting till I come out victorious. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. To my family, friends and umbrellas thank you for your continued support. See you soon.”
Check out his post below.
Tory Lanez was handed a 10-year sentence in the case involving the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion earlier this week. However, he is set to have almost a year deducted from the sentence due to time already served.
As per Law&Crime journalist Meghann Cuniff, it’s been reported that Tory Lanez will have a total of 305 days deducted from his sentence.
“Lanez will be credited for 231 days he’s already spent in jail, and he gets 15% credit of 34 days,” she wrote in a tweet on Wednesday (August 9). “Herriford also is crediting his 40 days of house arrest, for a total of 305 days. He’ll request bail pending appeal, which will be heard Aug. 15. (Extremely unlikely to be granted.)”
In another tweet, Cuniff reported that Deputy D.A. Kathy Ta said of Megan Thee Stallion: “I cannot emphasize enough the power that it must’ve taken someone with that level of trauma that she’s undergone and the willingness to come forward after being vilified online.”