After Tory Lanez sentence of 10 years was announced yesterday afternoon, Boosie Badazz took to Instagram Live to react and say that Lanez was lucky and his sentence could have been much worse.
In July of 2020, Tory Lanez shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot in a drunken altercation, then continued to “mock” Megan’s trauma. After a long trial and period of waiting for sentencing, Lanez was finally sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for his offenses.
Once the news came out, Boosie Badazz says he thinks Lanez “came out good” with his sentence. He went on to say, “I don’t know how California work. I think he’ll only do five — that’s state time. Shit . . . in Louisiana, that n**** woulda did 40 . . . A crime on a woman? Highly televised? 40 [years] . . . No cap. I got 10 for a third offense marijuana. Straight to Angola. Not even off of rehab. He lucky he wasn’t in Louisiana, boy. I think state time, you only do nothing but half. Five years. He’ll do three years, a lil’ paper, he be back out, stronger than ever . . . You can’t take his talent away, bro. He’ll be back.”
The prosecution was looking for the sentence of 13 years in prison, while the defense was hoping to stick to just 3. Lanez’s legal team tried fighting for probation as well as a rehabilitation program, saying that Lanez is battling alcoholism from childhood trauma. Lanez himself spoke during his sentencing hearing, telling the court that he “still cares deeply” for Megan Thee Stallion, he is regretful of his actions and noted that he had said “some very immature things that [he] shouldn’t have said.”
The defense’s efforts were mostly ineffective, as Judge Herriford took into account not only the aggravated assault but also Lanez’s actions after the incident, in which he harassed Megan through social media and his music. The 10 year sentence is likely to put Lanez through around 8 years of prison time according to other speculations, although Boosie’s guess is just 5 years.
Boosie continued on his Instagram Live discussion saying that “you never saw a man and a woman go through something and that man wins. Never. Johnny Depp won . . . But domestic violence? I’ve never seen nobody win in court when it’s a woman against a man. Mike Tyson, 2Pac — it goes on. Bro, I didn’t wanna say this, but I never seen when something like that happens, that a man comes out victorious on a woman. And I been wanting to say this four interviews ago.”
It seems less than shocking that in most domestic violence cases, in which a man has assaulted a woman, that the man does not come out victorious in the eyes of the law despite their fame or status. In this case, only time will tell how long Tory Lanez will truly end up serving in prison.