Three weeks after Tory Lanez was convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion by a Los Angeles jury, the rapper has hired a new attorney in hopes of getting a new trial. 

The “Say It” singer, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, made his first post-conviction appearance in court where Judge David Herriford agreed to replace his trial attorney George Mgdesyan with David Kenner

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Kenner previously served as an executive and head counsel at Death Row Records and represented Suge Knight (civil trial in the death of Terry Carter), Snoop Dogg (in his 1996 murder trial), and Tupac.

David Kenner is also representing Pras Michel of The Fugees in his federal criminal conspiracy and money laundering case. 

Judge Herriford has agreed to move Tory Lanez’s sentencing from January 27, 2023, to February 28, 2023, to give Kenner time to review trial transcripts.

The delay will also give Kenner time to file a motion for a new trial and a separate motion to dissolve the protective order barring Tory from discussing the case. 

George Mgdesyan made it very clear that he wasn’t fired by Tory Lanez. 

He told Rolling Stone that he willingly stepped aside to make room for Kenner to handle the motion for a new trial ahead of sentencing and an expected appeal.

Mgdesyan doesn’t work on appeal so he is getting out of the way. 

“I’m still friends with Tory, friends with the family,” he says.

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Source: Rolling Stone