Iggy Azalea Responds To Backlash Over Letter Of Support For Tory Lanez

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Iggy Azalea has cleared the air after facing backlash for writing a letter in support of Tory Lanez ahead of his sentencing in the Megan Thee Stallion shooting case.

The Canadian rapper appeared in court in Los Angeles on Monday (Aug. 7) for his sentencing, nearly eight months after being found guilty of firing several shots at Megan Thee Stallion during an argument in July 2020. According to Legal affairs journalist Meghann Cuniff, Iggy Azalea was one of over 70 people who issued letters to Judge David Herriford.

On Monday (Aug. 7), Iggy liked a post on Twitter questioning the issue with her letter. “I’m trying to find an issue with this,” the post reads. “What is the big deal with Iggy showing support to her friend? Anyone who followed the case would know there was inconclusiveness and lies throughout the whole thing. Even Megan tried to protect Tory, so what is the big deal with Iggy comforting her friend with a PRIVATE letter? @MeghannCuniff stated there were over 70+ letters sent, yet she only name-drops Iggy? Weird. Iggy sending a letter doesn’t mean she condones what Tory allegedly did. It is simply her being there for her friend; many of you would do the same.”

In a follow-up tweet, the “Fancy” rapper wrote, “For the record: 1. I have not been in touch with tory for months, I have no reason to be, but I do wish him well. 2. I don’t ‘support’ anyone. the whole thing is full of oddities. My letter never mentioned anything in regard to what happened that night.” She continued, “3. I was told this was for a judge only, yet it’s being discussed in public? I never intended to publicly comment. 4. I am not in support of throwing away ANY ones life if we can give reasonable punishments that are rehabilitative instead. I support prison reform. Period.”

“5. I was asked to write about my genuine experience and the type of punishment I think he deserves: I did. It’s not really that interesting but I understand why it’s being sensationalized. . . [shrug emoji] See ya next week to discuss pizza toppings I suppose. Lol,” Iggy concluded.