Lana Del Rey Addresses Her Stalker's Sentencing

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Lana Del Rey attends the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018 in New York City. 

Michael Shawn Hunt, the man convicted of stalking Lana Del Rey earlier this year, has reportedly been sentenced to a year in prison after taking a plea deal, and on Friday night (Oct. 19), the singer addressed the court's decision on her social media.     

Hunt, 43, was arrested with a knife outside Del Rey's concert in Orlando in February. He pleaded no contest to a stalking charge, and weapons charges and aggravated stalking charges against him were dropped.     

    

Del Rey tweeted a screenshot of an article about the sentencing, writing, "Alsoooo…If you bring weapons to the show with plans to use them and ur posting about it -the police will probably know about it before I do like they did in Orlando" and later adding "I’m just saying bringing weapons into the mix is on another level."

The singer also addressed the incident at her Atlanta concert the day after Hunt was arrested, telling the crowd, "I am actually just feeling a little more emotional than I thought after what happened in Orlando, but I just really wanted to be here with you guys tonight. And actually I was feeling totally fine, and then just got, I don’t know, a little bit nervous when I got on stage. So I just want to say that I am super happy to be with you guys, and if I’m a little bit feathery, just bear with me.”

Check out Lana Del Rey's tweets below.

 


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