Tory Lanez fans have created a petition to get his conviction overturned after the Canadian native was found guilty on all three charges in the July 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion.
He faces 22 years in prison as well as deportation for felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm, possession of a concealed, unregistered firearm and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. However, his fans want the verdict appealed because they claim the state did not provide sufficient evidence to prove that Tory Lanez committed a crime and that the trial was filled with inconsistencies and contradictions.
The petition started by Yasin Touré on Change.org implies that both Megan Thee Stallion, and Kelsey Harris, who was a key suspect in the trial committed perjury, and that Megan Thee Stallion lied about the events that transpired at Hollywood Hills on July 12.
“Tory’s DNA was not found on the gun; a female’s was. Meg and Kelsey lied about violently fighting that night. Meg lied about being intimate, arguing in the car, being extremely drunk and about why she was asked to leave the party. There is a witness that says, “THE GIRL shot first” and he was asked repeatedly in different ways and maintained the same answer,” the Change.org petition reads.
“Plus Megan, the victim, lied on Gayle King, on her IG lives and in interviews. She also went from stating, she didn’t know who did it and that her back was turned, to “You shot me”. Her story then progressed to that she saw him do it when she turned around. Later, that she turned her neck, seeing it from the side. Next, Kelsey admitted that her September, 2022 testimony was fabricated and that her text message was sent out of panic.”
Touré also says Meg was allowed to garner crowd support, and promote a victim narrative with several interviews, while Lanez was prohibited from speaking about the case.
“She campaigned, building a career gaining soldiers including celebrity and political supporters. She made millions and became Hip-Hop’s “it girl.” the petition reads, while aslo claiming lanez was a scarificial lamb for the advancement of the “protect Black Women” movement.
Touré ends by saying the aim of the petition is to get true justice for Megan “rather than the scrambled truth we are left with.”
Yasin Touré’s petition claims echoes statements from Tory Lanez’s attorney, George Mgdesyan, and father Sonstar Peterson, who also accused the DA of foul play. In moments of rage outside the courthouse, Sonstar Peterson called out persecutors and “the whole wicked system of Roc Nation,” including Jay-Z for falsely sending his son to jail.
“You who say you rose from the gutter, but you have traded, and bartered the souls of young men, and you’re still doing it,” he said, before later promising Roc Nation will crumble.