Tory Lanez decided to break his silence over the Megan Thee Stallion shooting, however it seems like Black Twitter would prefer the Toronto rapper remain silent. A month after Megan accused him of shooting her in the foot in July, Lanez took to social media to share his side of the story by promoting his new album, Daystar.
Lanez, whose new LP embraces his real first name, returned to Twitter on Thursday (September 24) to prepare followers for his comeback: "To my fans… I’m sorry for my silence… but respectfully… I got time today… 9 PM PST." The tweet was Tory’s first since the shooting on July 12.
To my fans ... I’m sorry for my silence .... but respectfully .. I got time today ...... 9 PM PST .— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) September 24, 2020
On Friday morning, Lanez was back on Instagram to promote his new 17-song LP. "There is a time to stay silent. And a time to speak," he captioned the album's cover artwork. "I said all I could say on this."
On the project’s opening track called “Money Over Fallouts,” Tory addresses allegations he shot the Houston rapper, claiming that "Megan people trying to frame me for a shooting."
"Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on an affidavit,” he raps on the track. “Knowing I ain't do it but I'm coming at my truest / Trying to keep this (expletive) 200 with you, shorty, I can prove it."
Lanez then repeatedly alludes to a relationship with Megan Thee Stallion: "I love you hard. … I'm still down to renegotiate the unity / My heart is some foolery," and claims she tried to "ruin" him by naming him the person who shot her: "Look at how you doing me, people trying to ruin me. And what's even worse is I'm still thinking about you and me."
"Gotta see a couple questions: how the (expletive) you get shot in your foot, don't hit no bones or tendons?” Tory raps. “How the (expletive) your team is trying to pay me in some whole millions? / I just lost like 10 million dollars because this cold business / But I got like 10 million followers that's gon' roll with me."
The social media posts and new diss record hit Black Twitter wrong in so many ways. From the fact he was using a violent shooting of a Black woman to market a new album to the “tone deaf” lyrics dissing a Black woman on the heels of a grand jury decision not to charge the three Louisville police officers for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, social media was outraged.
Tory Lanez was arrested on a concealed weapons charge after the July 12 shooting. According to the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s Inmate Information Center, he is currently out on bond after posting a $35,000 bail on July 12. He’s due in court over the felony charge next month.
See what Black Twitter had to say below.
It don’t sit right with me how tory lanez is using what happened to Megan to promote himself and his music...he’s a different type of low.— Sahlt (@AlyciaTyre) September 25, 2020
It’s these women defending Tory lanez for me pic.twitter.com/NT8q98bkiA— 💕👑 (@sweet_tingz1) September 25, 2020
So Tory the Hobbit Lanez made a song deflecting from the fact that he shot a woman, twice, then goes on to blame and bash other black women instead of taking responsibility, and then on top of that praises Kylie Jenner and you biscuit head Mfers are back to supporting him? pic.twitter.com/WBf4PnS6J1— 👩🎓👩💻👩🏼🎤 (@AssataNewton) September 25, 2020
I hope Megan goes to the police and presses all the charges she can. It’s fuck Tory Lanez for eternity. pic.twitter.com/ECiLK0SFPZ— ℙ𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕪 𝕃𝕒𝔹𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕖 𝔼𝕤𝕢🦚 (@petttylabelle) September 25, 2020
The “Protect Black Women” “Believe Black Women” tweets, hashtags, T-shirt’s, etc are all a bunch of bs. A whole joke. Y’all won’t even stop supporting, defending, & listening to abusers like Tory Lanez. Especially knowing he shot a Black woman.— Bella Goth (@HoodSocialism) September 25, 2020
if you like Tory Lanez new tape, ESPECIALLY with everything rn, i lost all respect for you.— flame ! (@isaiahsintern) September 25, 2020
casual L for him AND you. pic.twitter.com/x81hZ8tZdd
what’s killing me is that tory lanez dropped an album capitalizing off shooting a black women, two days after the breonna taylor news, and black men are eating it up. y’all are the weakest link fr.— top 5 (@ingxbirepeace) September 25, 2020
Tory lanez leprechaun looking ass chose the day after the men who shot and murdered Breonna Taylor were announced acquitted to get his ass on live to make excuses and basically justify why he shot Megan! PROTECT BLACK WOMEN! 🗣 pic.twitter.com/LM9ProtwIQ— Dereka💋 (@Dereka_addison) September 24, 2020
How y’all look posting “black lives matter” and “justice for Breonna Taylor” but streaming Tory Lanez album that profits off the shooting of a black woman and “wE nEeD tO hEaR bOtH SiDeS oF tHe sToRy” all over the TL pic.twitter.com/H8aI11V2sg— Muñecat (@MoonOverCairo) September 25, 2020
Y’all not better give this album one damn spin. Don’t review it. Act like it didn’t happen. https://t.co/uA3jVWaZm8— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) September 25, 2020
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