Tory Lanez‘s bid for freedom during his appeal to overturn his conviction for shooting Megan Thee Stallion was denied last week.
In August, Lanez received a 10-year prison sentence for the 2020 incident involving the artist, who was his friend at the time.
The denial of bail was based on Lanez’s conviction for a “violent felony” and potential flight risk, as stated by Ceasar McDowell, CEO and co-founder of Unite the People, a non-profit organization representing Lanez in his appeal.
Originally, Lanez pleaded not guilty to charges including assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle, and negligent discharge of a firearm.
However, a jury found him guilty in December 2022.
McDowell, who spoke in Lanez’s defense during the sentencing, highlighted Lanez’s contributions of time and resources to his organization.
Despite the setback, McDowell emphasized their continued commitment to advocating for Lanez’s right to a fair trial and the chance to appeal his case.