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  • June 10, 2023 |
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Tory Lanez and DaBaby allegedly tried to ambush Megan Thee Stallion during her 2021 Rolling Loud performance, according to newly unearthed court documents.

Megan Cuniff, who has been regularly covering Lanez’s trial since its inception, released the 12-page sentencing memorandum from the prosecutors, who were acting on behalf of the State of California. The sentencing memorandum, which was filed on Tuesday (June 6), revealed that the sinister plot unfolded on July 25, 2021.

“During the victim’s performance, the defendant went through security clearance and entered the green room,” the memorandum read. “These areas were within 100 yards of the stage where the victim was performing, in violation of the protective order.”

It continued: “It was also brought to the victim’s attention that the defendant and DaBaby attempted to rush the stage during her performance. In no way was the victim previously aware of nor did she consent to the defendant’s presence at the venue when she would be performing.”

Prosecutors are also claiming that this attempted ambush — which resulted in the Hon. Keith Borjon finding Tory Lanez guilty of violating the protective order on August 23, 2021, and Lanez’s bail being increased — was further proof that the disgraced rapper was trying to “retraumatize” Megan Thee Stallion. For this reason, the prosecution is requesting an aggregate prison sentence of 13 years.

“The People strongly believe that the dismissal of either enhancements alleged would endanger public safety and would not be in the interest of justice,” concluded the memorandum. “The defendant has waged a campaign to humiliate and retraumatize the victim through his actions and his words.”

With the recent denial of Lanez’s request to disqualify the sentencing judge, all of his options for freedom have been exhausted.

And now, the Canadian rapper (real name Daystar Peterson) is set to be sentenced on June 13, with Judge David Herriford — who had been previously accused by Tory Lanez of showing favoritism to the prosecution — presiding.

Herriford presided over Tory’s two-week trial in December, which culminated in him being found guilty on three felony counts over the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. Herriford also rejected the rapper’s motion for a new trial in May.

In their appellate petition, which was filed shortly after their new trial motion was dismissed, Tory’s lawyers Matthew Barhoma and Jose Baez cited three examples of Herriford’s “partiality” during the two-day hearing last month.

They claimed the judge directed them to present their arguments in the order he wanted instead of the order they wanted; didn’t allow them to call witnesses for live testimony; and interrupted them and cut them off when they were arguing.

“Conversely, the judge gave the People a full and fair opportunity to present argument uninterrupted, even when the case cited by the People did not stand for the proposition that they advanced,” the defense attorneys wrote.