Megan Thee Stallion had the perfect ending to her tumultuous 2022 – not only did she score a minor victory on her 1501 Music legal saga, but she also won the Felony assault trial against Tory Lanez.
However, since the announcement of the conviction, fans of the Canadian rapper have been protesting, claiming that the evidence presented to the court did not warrant his conviction.
However, just hours after the new year began, a video of Tory Lanez, formerly known as Daystar Peterson, confessing to Megan Thee Stallion’s ex-best friend Kelsey Harris went viral.
According to Rolling Stone, the recording, which was admitted into evidence during the trial, was “crucial” to his conviction. However, contrary to popular belief, the recording has been made legally available online because it became a public record following his conviction.
Lanez was convicted and found guilty of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm, concealing and discharging a firearm with gross negligence, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.
Lanez was heard speaking to Harris over the phone five hours after the shooting, admitting that he did something wrong while intoxicated by alcohol, in the now-viral video recording.
He said in the recording:
“I know she [Megan] probably never, ever gonna talk to me ever again. But I just want you to know, bruh, I was just so fucking drunk. I ain’t even know what the fuck was going on, bruh, like deadass. I’d never do some shit like that… I was just so fucking drunk, n***a, I just didn’t understand what the fuck was going on, bruh. Regardless, that’s not going to make anything right and that’s not going to make my actions right.”
The evidence was used by the prosecution to corner Peterson with the indirect confession of doing something to Megan Thee Stallion, according to the publication.
It would require “mental gymnastics” for the prosecution to interpret the recording’s contents other than what it was clearly saying.
Tory Lanez faces 22 years and eight months in prison after being found guilty. Tory Lanez’s sentence will be handed down on January 27, 2023. He is also facing deportation because he is a Canadian citizen.
However, Peterson’s legal team has stated that they will file an appeal with the court to overturn the decision.