Tory Lanez Weds Behind Bars: Meet His Wife Raina, The New Queen of The Umbrellas

Tory Lanez Weds Behind Bars: Meet His Wife Raina, The New Queen of The Umbrellas

Tory Lanez has recently tied the knot while still serving his 10-year sentence for the 2020 shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Apparently, Lanez married his son’s mother, Raina, in a secret ceremony, amidst his ongoing legal battle.

Tory Lanez Ties The Knot Behind Bars

On September 4, 2023, Tory Lanez married his son’s mother, Raina Chassagne, in a secret ceremony amidst his ongoing legal battle. The news of Lanez’s wedding was revealed in court motions related to his bail, where it was stated that his wife and their 6-year-old child would relocate from Florida to Los Angeles upon release. 

Recently, legal affairs journalist, Meghan Cuniff, took to her Twitter(X) account, stating, “ From his sentencing hearing engagement announcement to his bail motion wedding announcement, Tory Lanez’s relationship status has advanced rapidly in the last few weeks. His fiancée is now his wife, according to the motion.”

Meet Mrs. Lanez

Raina Chassagne has roots firmly planted in Miami, FL, as indicated by her Facebook profile. The two have shared a tight-knit friendship since the age of 12. 

Chassagne attended West Broward High School and currently resides in Miramar, FL. On April 12, 2017, she gave birth to Tory Lanez’s son, Kai. Before Lanez’s sentencing, Raina passionately vouched for Tory Lanez’s commitment to fatherhood, urging the judge to consider leniency to prevent the perpetuation of the troubling cycle of black fathers being incarcerated and separated from their children.

Although Chassagne pleaded to the judge for leniency, the judge wasted no time in sentencing Lanez to 10 years. The motion to appeal was presented by Jose Baez, Lanez’s attorney, who previously faced backlash for the delayed process of filing appeals.

Is Tory Trying To Avoid Deportation?

Some speculate that Lanez married Chassagne to avoid deportation, but legal expert Afi Patterson explains that marriage alone is insufficient to prevent it. Patterson stated:

“A host of people speculated that it was solely to avoid deportation upon his release. I think there may be an iota of truth to that. But, imagine if marriage was a cure-all to a deportation crisis. People in jeopardy of deportation could just find a person, arrange a deal, and get a license. A marriage license alone, is not enough! And it’s certainly not enough if you have an aggravated felony. The most important part is that the deportation waiver is discretionary and rarely granted in cases where there has been an aggravated felony.”

However, Patterson suggests that the marriage might serve more practical purposes, such as allowing someone to legally act on Lanez’s behalf and providing the rights and privileges that come with marriage. She continued to explain:

“An aggravated felony conviction frequently prevents a non-citizen from qualifying for a waiver of deportation/removal.  I suspect the marriage was for more practical reasons. He’s facing several years in custody and he will need someone who can legally act on his behalf and someone who will be afforded the rights and privileges that marriage provides.”

‘Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez: Five Shots’

As Lanez continues his legal battles and his controversial case captures public attention, a new documentary titled Megan Thee Stallion vs. Tory Lanez: Five Shots has been released on HBO Max. This two-part documentary delves into the shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion in June 2020 and provides insight into the subsequent legal proceedings.

B.G. Released From Prison After Serving 11 Years

While Lanez fights to appeal his 10-year sentence, it is interesting to note that former Cash Money rapper B.G. was released from prison after serving 11 years of a 14-year sentence. The contrast between their situations highlights the unpredictability of the justice system.

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