Last spring, Tory Lanez was on top. He released his “The New Toronto 3” mixtape, which did extremely well, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. This came after the Toronto rapper started his “Quarantine Radio” show on Instagram Live to entertain fans as the COVID-19 pandemic started. Fans loved the show, particularly during a tough time when many were isolated. However, things came crashing down in the summer, as Tory was accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in her foot after leaving a party that they were at with Kylie Jenner.
Megan Thee Stallion Claimed On Instagram Live That Tory Shot Her
Megan hadn’t spoken about the shooting for months, but she took to Instagram Live in August 2020 to say that Tory was the one who shot her that July. The Houston rapper also added that Tory’s PR team had supposedly been smearing her name, and that resulted in her finally speaking out and putting an end to that. Tory denied multiple times that he shot her, as he even made an album that discussed it, “Daystar,” in September.
Tory Discusses Artists Who Stopped Supporting Him
In a recent interview with the “Million Dollaz Worth Of Game” podcast with Gillie Da Kid and Wallo, Tory discussed artists not supporting him anymore, and how he understood why that happened. Tory cited how artists have brands to protect.
“You gotta understand, people have brands. Before I look at Tory Lanez like it’s me, Tory Lanez is a brand. Whatever artist is their brand. At the moment, it wasn’t the look to put their brand on it. Unless you were somebody who stood so far into the brand, that your brand was so you, that your personal life is reflected on your brand.”
Tory Isn’t Worried About This Legal Situation
“When it comes down to artists, I still understand the business side of it, so I never really hold friction there. When things get right, it’ll be alright. Just like now, I’ve been living a regular life. People are coming back and taking pictures, but eight months ago it might not have been the mood.”
Tory Pleaded Not Guilty In November
Back in November, Tory continued to plead his innocence. This was after his attorney, Shawn Holley, pleaded not guilty in court, on his behalf. The charges on the table are one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. The L.A. County D.A.’s Office also alleged that Tory inflicted great bodily injury against Megan in that incident. If convicted, Tory faces 22 years and eight months in prison.