Rapper Tory Lanez sentencing pushed back to February 28

The sentencing date for Canadian Rapper Torey Lanez, who was convicted of shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, has been pushed back to February 28.

Lanez, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, was scheduled to be sentenced on January 27, has hired David Kenner, the longtime lawyer of Suge Knight and Snoop Dogg, to handle his motion for a new trial.

The Canadian rapper, made his first post-conviction court appearance Tuesday and told the judge he wanted to replace his outgoing trial attorney George Mgdesyan and Shawn Holley, his original defense lawyer who missed the trial due to a conflict.

Judge David Herriford signed off on the lawyer change and agreed to push back the sentencing to give Kenner time to review trial transcripts and file a motion for a new trial.

The judge also said Kenner could argue a separate motion that date seeking to dissolve the protective order barring Lanez from discussing the case.

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