A California jury convicted Canadian recording artist Daystar “Tory Lanez” Peterson on three felony costs in connection to the 2020 taking pictures of Megan Thee Stallion. Nevertheless, Off the File host DJ Akademiks nonetheless expresses skepticism that Lanez really harmed the “Savage” hitmaker.
On July 12, 2020, information broke that Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez have been concerned in a violent incident within the Hollywood Hills neighborhood. Megan later publically named the “Shooters” performer as the one who pulled the set off that evening.
“I assumed [Tory Lanez] didn’t do it. I’m nonetheless kinda slightly uncertain, however the verdict is the decision,” stated DJ Akademiks in an interview with VladTV. “I believe the individuals who have been reporting at court docket at the moment have been biased.”
Along with DJ Akademiks, quite a few different Hip Hop figures questioned whether or not Megan Thee Stallion informed the reality in regards to the taking pictures. Drake even acquired backlash for his lyrics seemingly referencing the state of affairs.
“This b#### lied about gettin’ pictures, however she nonetheless a stallion. She don’t even get the joke, however she nonetheless smilin’,” rapped Drake on the “Circo Loco” monitor off the 2022 collaborative album Her Loss with 21 Savage.
“We even had Drake who stated, ‘The chick is mendacity,’” DJ Akademiks informed DJ Vlad. “And he took some flack for it. It grew to become a kind of issues the place nearly all of the trade was like, ‘ what? This Tory man could be harmless.’”
In distinction, 21 Savage confirmed assist for Megan Thee Stallion again in 2020. The Slaughter Gang chief tweeted, “Want I may give Megan a hug praying for you ❤️.” Final December, Noah “40” Shebib, Drake’s longtime music producer, additionally implied he stood with Meg.
Tory Lanez reportedly faces as much as 22 years and eight months in jail and deportation for the assault with a semiautomatic handgun, having a loaded and unregistered firearm in a automobile, and gross negligence in discharging his firearm convictions.