Tory Lanez Sentencing Delayed, May Not Happen Until April: Report

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He was set to learn his fate next week, but a new report claims Lanez could be waiting much longer.

Since he was convicted of three counts related to Megan Thee Stallion's 2020 shooting, we haven't heard much from Tory Lanez's camp. Lanez took to the internet, interviews, and his music for years to mock Megan and deny he was responsible for her injuries. His dedicated fanbase stood by him, and outlets even advocated on his behalf. However, a jury later found him guilty, and he was set to be sentenced in just a few days.

Reporter Meghan Cunniff kept the world updated on what happened in the courtroom during Lanez's trial. Today. (February 24), she offered more news on the rapper's sentencing, suggesting it has been delayed. "Tory Lanez is scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday for shooting Megan Thee Stallion," tweeted Cunniff. "The notice from LA Courts just now calls it only a 'hearing.' DA Alex Bott tells me, 'No firm date yet but likely a date in late March to mid April.'"

It Could Be Months Before Tory Lanez Learns His Fate

ATLANTA,GA - JANUARY 30: Tory Lanez attends DJ Stevie J Birthday Celebration at Compound on January 30, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

"This is not unexpected," Cunniff continued. "Bott and his co-counsel Kathy Ta said in court last month that they would be willing to continue the sentencing again, depending on the availability of the trial transcripts that Lanez's attorneys need for their motion for new trial." Additionally, "The motion has not been filed. Motions like that are a lot of work. Harvey Weinstein's lawyers got his sentencing delayed once so they could have time to put together their new trial motion, and they were Weinstein's original trial counsel. Lanez has new lawyers post-trial."

"There will still be a hearing Tuesday, in which we should learn the new sentencing date. Unless other issues come up, it could be a very brief hearing. Lanez should be there; Weinstein was in court on the day his sentencing was delayed. Judge has to ask him if he agrees to delay."

Lanez Switched Up His Legal Team

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Immediately following his conviction, Lanez reportedly hired several new lawyers. Some stated it was because he was upset about his trial lawyer's methods. However, it was later noted that the trial lawyer doesn't handle appeals, so Lanez would need new representation for the next phase of his case.

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.