Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez, has filed an appeal to overturn his conviction for shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
In the legal documents obtained by TMZ, Lanez’s lawyer, Jose Baez, argues that prosecutors used irrelevant evidence to dirty up his client’s image. The prosecution allegedly submitted a shirtless photo of Lanez with a firearm on his chest, which was presented to the jury to underscore his client’s fondness for weapons.
Baez also argues that it was wrong to allow Megan’s producer’s comment on an Instagram post claiming that cops had matched bullets from Tory’s gun to the fragments in Megan’s foot.
The defense claims that the statements Megan made to cops that Tory said to her immediately after the shooting, “Please don’t say anything because I’m on probation,” should also have been inadmissible.
Lanez is scheduled to be sentenced next month. He faces up to 22 years.