Tory Lanez Still Has Faith For His Release After Being Denied Bond: Report

Tory Lanez reportedly said that it was "all in God's plan" after the judge denied him bond.

BYAron A.
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Things haven’t been looking great for Tory Lanez. While the rapper was officially sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion, Tory remained hopeful for his release. During his sentencing, the judge received letters from a number of individuals, including Iggy Azalea, vouching on his behalf. However, this week, the rapper appeared in court to file a motion for bond as he attempts to appeal the court’s decision, though the judge denied his request.

It seems in the face of adversity, Tory Lanez continues to keep his head high. Per TMZ, CEO of Unite The People and one of the members of Tory’s legal team, Caesar McDowell, revealed the rapper called his attorneys shortly after the judge made a decision and affirmed his faith in justice being served. That said, Tory reportedly wasn’t shocked by the judge’s decision to deny him bond. He reportedly told Ceasar and his legal team that he believed this was “all in God’s plan” to begin with. Apparently, he feels as though the higher court will be more receptive to his request.

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Tory Lanez Remains Behind Bars

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Tory Lanez performs on stage during Wireless Festival 2019 on July 05, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

The Canadian rapper attempted to be released pending his appeal in order to live with his son and wife. The judge affirmed his decision to uphold Tory’s sentence, citing Tory’s reported history of violating court orders and his record. Additionally, the judge also noted that Tory isn’t even a citizen of the United States. The rapper’s team explained that he has been in the country legally on an active work visa. Moreover, they argued he doesn’t have any reason to return to Canada.

A jury found Tory Lanez guilty of three counts last year related to Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting. These charges include: carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm, negligent discharge of a firearm, and assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Following the conviction, Tory continued to maintain his innocence, claiming that he was “wrongfully convicted” – a sentiment that his father reiterated outside of the courtroom when he declared the trial to be the “biggest miscarriage of justice.” We’ll keep you posted on anymore updates surrounding the trial. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.