Amidst his 10-year prison sentence, Tory Lanez appears to be maintaining a positive outlook.
As previously reported, Tory Lanez’s bid for bail while he appeals his shooting case verdict was denied earlier this month. Last year, the Canadian artist was convicted on three felony charges related to the 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Following the rejection of his bail request, Tory was relocated to a California state prison, where he is set to serve his decade-long sentence. Today (September 25), Tory shared his first audio message with his supporters from his new confinement. In part, he stated:
“I’m talking to you live from prison right now, man. I’m just happy to get out that b*llsh*t county jail. They was hate’n on a young, fly n*gg*, you heard? Had me on 24-hour lockdown. Half-size cell by myself. No windows, no mirrors. N*gg* ain’t even seen himself in a whole year.”
He went on to say:
“But with all them disadvantages against me, my head has always been held high, man. And I want ya’ll to know I’m in great spirits. My drive and my ambition is growing stronger and stronger every day.”
Despite navigating a “scary time,” Tory assured his fans that his current situation hasn’t instilled any fear “in [his] heart at all.” He emphasized that he’s “more prepared than ever” and is gearing up to release the deluxe version of his “Alone at Prom” album.
Tory’s remarks follow reports suggesting that he is “scared for his life and safety in prison.”
Ceasar McDowell, a member of Tory’s legal team, recently spoke with TMZ to dispel rumors of the “Say It” artist being apprehensive about other inmates. McDowell disclosed to the publication that, in fact, Tory wishes to be housed in the general population rather than being placed in a protective wing.
Allegedly, due to his high-profile status, Tory is being kept separate from the general inmate population as a safety precaution. However, it is reported that inmates in the general population have access to more programs and resources, which Tory purportedly wants to utilize.