Former MLB star Carl Crawford, the record boss of independent label 1501 Certified Entertainment, spoke on the guilty verdict of rap artist Tory Lanez in his trial on charges of shooting Crawford’s former artist Megan Thee Stallion. Crawford took to his Instagram Live before Christmas to give his initial reactions and look ahead to his day in court against the rap superstar for his grievance against her.
“I’m going to just let this one sit,” Crawford said to his followers on social media. “You looking at twenty-something years, two days before Christmas. His kids sick, his parents, grandmama sick, everybody sick. I saw his Daddy talking out in front of the courthouse; that s**t was coming from the pit. You see, I’m lost for words myself.”
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Crawford On Lanez
Daystar Peterson, better known as rapper Tory Lanez, was found guilty in the 2020 shooting of Megan Pete, aka Megan Thee Stallion, in Hollywood Hills. Lanez pleaded not guilty to the three charges against him: assault with a semiautomatic firearm, carrying a loaded, unregistered gun in a vehicle, and discharge of a firearm with gross negligence
A jury believed otherwise and convicted him on all three counts.
The rap chanteuse accused Lanez of shooting her in the foot after she left a vehicle, where the two had a heated argument. Lanez wanted Megan to admit they had been intimate, but she did not because her former best friend/assistant was present and had already been involved with the Canadian rapper. When Megan exited the vehicle, she claimed Lanez shot her while yelling a vulgar phrase from the movie “Harlem Nights.”
“I started walking away and I hear Tory yell, ‘Dance, b***h,” Megan reportedly said in tearful courtroom testimony. “I froze. I just felt shock. I felt hurt. I looked down at my feet and I see all of this blood.”
Lanez was led out of the court in handcuffs to Los Angeles County Jail custody on the Friday before Christmas.
Crawford Wants His Case “Certified”
For Crawford, he was stuck on the consequences now faced by Lanez. He faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison and possible deportation back to his native country. The former MLB slugger is waiting for his day in court but is on the prosecuting side against Megan for the recoupment of expenses related to helping her early career.
Megan was signed to Crawford’s 1501 Certified Entertainment to a four-album deal before aligning with JAY-Z’s Roc Nation and signing a separate distribution deal with 300 Entertainment in 2019. Crawford has maintained that he spent almost $2 million on her early career, and at some point during her meteoric rise, Megan stopped wanting to pay him. Looking at Tory’s predicament as a cautionary tale, Crawford is now looking forward to his faceoff against the artist.
“A Black man is finna to go to jail for about 15 to 20 years two days before Christmas, goddamn. That’s a cold one right there. That’s cold-blooded. This man finna go to jail and do twenty-plus years. Now if a Black man don’t feel that s**t, that’s cold. Every n***a I done called, we done all had the same reaction. I knew they was going to say, ‘I’m next,'” Crawford said laughing. “Aye bro, look. I hope I’m next because s**t, it’s been four years.”