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Drake Posts “Free Tory Lanez” on Instagram After 10Year Sentence in Megan Thee Stallion Case

Written by on 02/26/2024

Drake has publicly called for Tory Lanez’s freedom following his fellow Canadian’s August 2023 sentencing to 10 years in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.

As Sunday turned to Monday, Drake shared a series of updates to his¬†Instagram Stories, including a photo of Lanez captioned, ‚Äú3 you.‚ÄĚ

In December 2022, Lanez¬†was found guilty¬†on all three charges in connection with the 2020 Hollywood Hills shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. In a statement at the time, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasc√≥n praised Megan’s “bravery” throughout the highly publicized case.

“You showed incredible courage and vulnerability with your testimony despite repeated and grotesque attacks that you did not deserve,” Gasc√≥n said. “You faced unjust and despicable scrutiny that no woman should ever face and you have been an inspiration to others across LA County and the nation.”

Lanez was convicted of assault with an automatic firearm, carrying an unregistered loaded firearm in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence. Just under a year later, he received a 10-year sentence.

“Over the past three years, [Lanez] has engaged in a pattern of conduct that was intended to intimidate [Megan] and silence her truths from being heard,‚ÄĚ Gasc√≥n said in a statement issued after the August 2023 sentencing.

Drake, meanwhile, has faced criticism in the past in connection with the case. Last year, the “Summer Games” sequel denier¬†hit like¬†on Lanez’s IG-shared statement following his sentencing. The 6 god also made headlines over¬†speculation¬†about lyrics in his “Circo Loco” track. More recently, Megan’s “HISS” track spurred its own speculation, with fans interpreting some choice lines as a reference to Drake.

As for Drake and Tory, the two were decidedly at odds earlier into their respective careers. By 2017, however, they had made amends.