Iggy Azalea is clarifying experiences that she has spoken out in help of rapper Tory Lanez (born Daystar Peterson) because the “Say It’ MC is awaiting sentencing in his felony assault and weapons case in connection with his attack on Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020. The Associated Press reported on Monday that Azalea was among the dozens of people who wrote the judge in the case, with her note asking that the sentence be “transformative, not life-destroying.”
In a sequence of tweets, nonetheless, Azalea wrote, “I have not been in touch with tory for months, I have no reason to be, but I do wish him well,” including, “I don’t ‘support’ anyone. the whole thing is full of oddities. My letter never mentioned anything in regard to what happened that night.”
Lanez’s sentencing will stretch into Tuesday (Aug. 8) and in a written assertion, Megan described the continued trauma she has suffered since Lanez shot her within the toes after they left a Hollywood celebration collectively three years in the past. “Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace,” Megan mentioned in an announcement learn by Los Angeles County Deputy District Lawyer Kathy Ta. “Slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.”
Megan, who testified in the course of the trial, mentioned she struggled with showing in individual to learn the assertion, however mentioned she, “simply could not bring myself to be in a room with Tory again.”
In an extra clarification, Azalea famous that she was informed her assertion could be for the choose’s eyes solely. “Yet it’s being discussed in public? I never intended to publicly comment,” she wrote. “Iam not in support of throwing away ANY ones life if we can give reasonable punishments that are rehabilitative instead. I support prison reform. Period.”
Additional explaining why she wrote an announcement, Azalea mentioned she was requested to share her “genuine experience and the type of punishment I think he deserves: I did.” In one other tweet Azalea lamented that the assertion turned a subject of dialog on Monday as a result of, in her phrases, “it’s not really an explosive revelation. Yes: he should be held accountable. No: the charges don’t warrant 5plus in prison.”
She argued that “most agree” together with her place as a result of “it’s a reasonable take.”
Although Megan didn’t come to courtroom to make her assertion in individual, she requested Decide David Herriford to not take that as an indication of indifference and urged him to problem a stiff sentence to Lanez. Sentencing hearings usually take just a few hours, however Herriford allowed attorneys for either side to argue components for Lanez’s potential sentence, permitting seven witnesses to present assertion’s concerning the rapper’s charitable works, his childhood trauma and his standing as a father to a six-year-old son.
Prosecutors have requested the choose handy down a 13-year sentence to Lanez, 31, who was convicted of three felonies: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a car and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. Lanez’s legal professionals have argued in a sentencing memo that he ought to get solely probation and be launched from jail to enter a residential substance abuse program.
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