Fans of Tory Lanez have launched a petition on Change.org to appeal the guilty verdict in the case of the 2020 shooting of rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, was found guilty on all three charges last week. The charges include felony negligent discharge of a firearm, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm. He faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison and the possibility of deportation back to Canada.
According to HotNewHipHop, the petition labels the verdict a “true miscarriage of justice.” The petition reads, “The state did not prove that Lanez undoubtedly committed any crime. Reasonable doubt loomed over a 10-day trial as the prosecution was unable to show us that there were not alternative explanations of the events. A circus of speculation, insufficient evidence, inconsistencies, and drunken memories left us without much moral certainty of any truth.”
The petition continued, “The justice I want for Megan is for the full truth to come out, rather than the scrambled truth we are left with. Who really hurt Meg? Was this case taken because of a political pressure to fake protect black women?”
As of press time, over 31,000 people have signed the petition.