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Tory Lanez Files Appeal Following Conviction In MTS Shooting

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz / Tory Lanez / Megan Thee Stallion

Tory Lanez hopes a judge will toss his conviction for shooting Megan Thee Stallion.

TMZ reports the Canadian Hip-Hop star is filing an appeal claiming that prosecutors were not playing fair using “irrelevant” evidence.

Per TMZ: 

Tory’s lawyer, famed criminal defense attorney Jose Baez, claims in legal docs obtained by TMZ prosecutors submitted a shirtless photo of Tory with a firearm tattoo on his chest. During trial, prosecutors said it was merely for identification purposes, but Baez is calling BS, saying prosecutors used the photo to underscore to the jury his client had a fondness for weapons.

There are numerous other grounds … notably Baez says it was a reversible error for prosecutors to threaten to present Tory’s rap lyrics to the jury.

While Lanez Is Trying To Avoid Serious Jail Time, Thee Stallion Is Back On The Scene

While Thee Stallion has reemerged from her social media hiatus, looking just as good as she wants to be, Lanez is facing 22 years for three felony firearms violations. Lanez’s sentencing is set for next month.