In his plea, Tory sought to reside with his son and wife while awaiting the appeal process. However, during a hearing on Thursday (Sept. 14), the judge cited several reasons for the denial, including Tory’s conviction for a violent felony, past violations of court orders, and his non-U.S. citizenship.
In response, the defense argued that Tory holds a valid work visa in the U.S. and has no incentive to return to Canada. Despite this, TMZ reports the judge was not swayed.
Last month, Tory received a ten-year sentence after facing over 22 years in total for charges including negligent firearm discharge, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm.
Following the sentencing, the Canadian rapper asserted his innocence to his fans, stating, “I have never let a hard time intimidate me, I will never never let no jail time eliminate me regardless of how they try to spin my words, I have always maintained my innocence and I always will.”
He clarified that while he took responsibility for certain interactions in court, it was not an admission of guilt for the charges he believes he’s been wrongly convicted of.
Tory remains steadfast in his conviction to fight for his innocence.