Tory Lanez Reportedly Begs Judge To Not “Ruin His Life” Ahead Of New Trial Ruling

“I could be your son… your brother,” Lanez reportedly told Judge Herriford as he left the courtroom.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Tory Lanez Reportedly Begs Judge To Not “Ruin His Life” Ahead Of New Trial Ruling

Tomorrow, the world will know whether Tory Lanez will receive a new trial in his case against Megan Thee Stallion, whom Lanez was found guilty of shooting. Moreover, he and his team have vehemently denied these claims and fought back against the verdict. On Monday (May 8), Judge Herriford adjourned a long hearing where both sides made their cases, whether for a new proceeding or sticking by the original ruling. Furthermore, reporter Meghann Cuniff gave some updates via Twitter about what went down towards the hearing's end.

"Court just let out for the day," Cuniff wrote. "Judge Herriford is going to issue his ruling tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Tory Lanez spoke to him before he was led out in handcuffs. 'Please don't ruin my life. I could be your son. I could be your brother," Lanez told the judge, who is Black. There wasn't a commotion. A sheriff's deputy was urging Lanez to shut up but it wasn't a big thing. Herriford didn't say anything back and Lanez was led out of the courtroom without incident. This followed loooong argument this afternoon. More details soon."

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Tory Lanez Pleaded With Judge To Grant Him New Trial: Report

In addition, the reporter also detailed some of the argument's that Tory Lanez's defense team had when arguing for another trial. One thing that stood out to Cuniff was defense attorney Jose Baez stating that the love triangle story between him, Megan, and Kylie Jenner hurt the defense unfairly. Not only that, but he believed that it came up solely because it played into the District Attorney's narrative that the 30-year-old is a misogynistic rapper. However, he didn't point out that his defense hinged on Kelsey Harris shooting Meg out of jealousy over their "shared romantic interest."

Also, Cuniff wrote that another attorney boldly argued that the jurors shouldn't have heard the name "Tory Lanez" throughout trial, as it's a creative expression. The judge pointed out that his own lawyer referred to him as such in court proceedings. Another big takeaway according to the reporter is that the claim that Lanez's DNA is excluded from the gun does not stem from new evidence. Instead, it's from a new analyst who examined the same DNA evidence prosecutors accessed. For the latest updates on this story, make sure to keep checking in with HNHH.

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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.