Tory Lanez Writes Letter Claiming Trial Was Unjust

The Canadian artist took to his Instagram to share his letter in writing and via a phone call, alleging that he was “robbed and deprived” of a fair trial.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Tory Lanez Writes Letter Claiming Trial Was Unjust

Amid hearings on a retrial and Megan Thee Stallion reflecting on his guilty verdict, Tory Lanez just took to Instagram to share a letter alleging his wrongful conviction. Moreover, he posted his message both in writing and via a phone call. Specifically, he addressed this reflection to George Gascon, the Los Angeles District Attorney. "Until my court date I’ll be posting the OUTRAGEOUS & DISGUSTING INJUSTICES used against me by the PROSECUTION to get the conviction they so DESPERATELY wanted, DESPITE the evidence they knew existed," he wrote in his Instagram post's caption.

"Dear George Gascon," Tory Lanez began in his letter. "I write this message with the utmost humility, love, and respect for the remarkable stance you've taken in regards to fighting for the justice of Black and Brown minorities. Today I take a stance as an innocent Black Man, wrongfully convicted of a crime I DID not commit. I've watched 2 district attorneys from your office by the names of Kathy Ta and Alex Bott unlawful misuse their authority to hide and suppress any and all exculpatory evidence that exonerates me, or furthers my innocence. I was completely robbed and deprived of a fair trial. On May 8th, my lawyers will be arguing a motion for a new trial. Not only do I owe it to myself to fight for my freedom, but I owe it to my 6 year old child, my family, fans.

Tory Lanez Reads His Statement

"Most importantly the hundreds of thousands of Black and Hispanic minorities that cannot adequately fight for themselves," Tory Lanez continued. "For 3 years, the prosecution has manipulated a false narrative, that has left me with no choice but to expose, and make aware, the practices the behind door deals, and the unjust system used to illegally convict me and countless other minorities. we elated you because of your outstanding eminence in making fair and correct judgements in the justice of people of color. Mr. Gascon, I come to you today as a wrongfully convicted man, not asking for sympathy, nor compassion, but for you to simply do what is fair and right by the laws of California, and most importantly in the eyes of God. - T O R Y," the letter concluded.

Meanwhile, the Canadian MC also posted a video of supposedly him reading his statement. "EVERYONE please let @gasconforlada know that I deserve my freedom and a fair trial," he captioned that post. "If this INJUSTICE can happen to ME, it’s happening to so many more MINORITIES that don’t have the finances or VOICE to speak up." Regardless of your take on this, log back into HNHH for the latest on Tory Lanez and the Megan Thee Stallion case.

The Letter To George Gacson

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.