Today (August 11), Lanez took to social media to share a statement after the rapper was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in both feet in 2020. Lanez – real name Daystar Peterson – was sentenced earlier this week after being found guilty in December last year of three felonies related to the shooting.
Peterson wrote in his statement: “I have never let a hard time intimidate me. I will 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.”
He ended his statement by thanking his family, friends and fans for their support, adding “see you soon”.
Taking to X/Twitter, Cuniff explained: “Lanez will be credited for 231 days he’s already spent in jail. He gets 15% credit of 34 days.” She continued: “[Judge David] Herriford [of the Los Angeles County Superior Court] 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).”
Prosecutors on the case were seeking a 13-year sentence, while the maximum sentence he could have received was 22 years and eight months.
Lanez was found guilty of all three charges pegged against him: one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; one count of carrying a concealed, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a vehicle; and one charge of discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
In April, Megan Thee Stallion – real name Megan Pete – issued a “final” response over the incident. In her response, she reflected on the “humiliation” she faced from the public when coming forward with the claims.
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