Iggy Azalea clarifies her letter for Tory Lanez in shooting trial: "I support prison reform"

Iggy Azalea has spoken out after writing Tory Lanez a letter of assist forward of his sentencing over the capturing of Megan Thee Stallion.

Final December, Lanez (actual title Daystar Peterson) was discovered responsible of capturing Stallion (actual title Megan Jovon Ruth Pete) in each toes throughout an altercation in July 2020. Peterson, 31, has been in jail since December 23, 2022.

The sentencing of the rapper will proceed right this moment (August 8). Throughout a courtroom listening to in Los Angeles, California yesterday (August 7), Choose Herriford briefly summarised the quite a few letters of assist he had obtained for Lanez.

One of many letters was written by Azalea, in keeping with courtroom reporter Meghann Cuniff (by way of The Impartial).

Herriford instructed the courtroom that Azalea’s letter requested him at hand Peterson a sentence “that is transformational, not life-destroying”. BBC Information experiences that prosecutors are searching for a 13-year jail sentence.

Azalea has since taken to Twitter to make clear her stance on the state of affairs. She started by writing that she has “not been in touch with Tory for months” however stated she does “wish him well”.

“I don’t ‘support’ anyone,” the Australian rapper continued, including that “the whole thing is full of oddities”.

She went on: “My letter by no means talked about something in regard to what occurred that evening […] I used to be instructed this was for a decide solely, but it’s being mentioned in public? I by no means meant to publicly remark.

“[…] I’m not in assist of throwing away ANY ones [sic] life if we may give cheap punishments which can be rehabilitative as a substitute. I assist jail reform. Interval […] I used to be requested to put in writing about my real expertise and the kind of punishment I believe he deserves: I did.

“It’s not really that interesting but I understand why it’s being sensationalized. . . See ya next week to discuss pizza toppings I suppose. Lol.”

In a follow-up tweet, Azalea stated: “I really hate that this is todays [sic] discourse online because it’s not really an explosive revelation. Yes: he should be held accountable. No: the charges don’t warrant 5plus [years] in prison.”

Cuniff additionally reported {that a} jailer wrote in a letter that Peterson “is remorseful” and has “talked in detail about the event and what he could have done to prevent it”.

Peterson was discovered responsible of all three expenses pegged towards him: one rely of assault with a semiautomatic firearm; one rely of carrying a hid, loaded, and unregistered firearm in a car; and one cost of discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

Pete wasn’t current at yesterday’s listening to, however she submitted a courtroom assertion that learn (Related Press): “Since I was viciously shot by the defendant, I have not experienced a single day of peace. Slowly but surely, I’m healing and coming back, but I will never be the same.”

Per the assertion, which was learn in courtroom by Los Angeles County Deputy District Lawyer Kathy Ta, the rapper additionally stated she “simply could not bring myself to be in a room with Tory again”.

Pete – who required surgical procedure to take away bullet fragments from her toes after the capturing –  issued a “final” response over the incident in April. In it, she mirrored on the “humiliation” she confronted from the general public when coming ahead with the claims.

“I don’t want to call myself a victim. As I reflect on the past three years, I view myself as a survivor, because I have truly survived the unimaginable,” she wrote in her essay for ELLE.

“Not only did I survive being shot by someone I trusted and considered a close friend, but I overcame the public humiliation of having my name and reputation dragged through the mud by that individual for the entire world to see.”

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