Tory Lanez's New Trial Motion Denied, Rapper's Attorneys Seek To Have Judge Dismissed

On top of the news, Lanez's attorneys filed another motion, this one seeking to disqualify Judge David Herriford from the Canadian's case.

BYHayley Hynes
Wireless Festival 2019

Despite his attempts to plead with Judge David Herriford to not "ruin his life" ahead of today's ruling, it's been decided that Tory Lanez will not receive a retrial in his case with Megan Thee Stallion. The embattled R&B star has been behind bars since late last yea. At the time, he was found guilty of shooting the Houston-born rap diva back in 2020. He's obviously been maintaining his innocence. Elsewhere, Megan has finally been speaking out about her thoughts on the situation. She recently wrote a lengthy essay for Elle in which she declared her intentions to no longer publicly speak about her trauma.

Word of Lanez's denial came on Tuesday (May 9), from reporter Meghann Cuniff who previously covered the original proceedings. According to her daily Twitter thread, things were off to a bumpy start at the LA Superior Court. Everyone in attendance was faced with delays, setting an undeniably sour tone. "It's now 11 and there's no word at all about when we might get to go into the courtroom for this 10:30 hearing Judge Herriford set yesterday after hearing *five hours* of argument on the motion," she vented earlier this afternoon.

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Shortly after, Cuniff returned with confirmation of the denied motions, along with some other news. "In a jaw-dropping move, Lanez's lawyers filed a motion to disqualify Judge Herriford from [the recording artist's] case," the reporter dished in a tweet. "Then told the judge they didn't think he could issue his ruling until the motion was resolved. Herriford disagreed," her message ended.

Although the news is certainly good for Thee Stallion, who's looking to put the past behind her, it seems as though the father of one isn't planning on going down without a fight. His attorneys challenged each one of the seven arguments addressed by Herriford in court and will return later this afternoon to give their final comments. Are you surprised that Tory Lanez's motion for a retrial has been denied? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.