The drama between Meg Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez continues after Lanez dropped his newest album ‘DAYSTAR’ on September 24th.
You may remember that in July, the rap superstar, Meg Thee Stallion was shot in the foot after a confrontation with Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez. Meg Thee Stallion quickly accused Lanez of being her shooter when she took to her Instagram live to publicly call him and his publicists out. Lanez and his team have denied all allegations brought against him on that fateful night when Meg was shot in her feet. Lanez was later arrested and charged with “possession of a concealed weapon but has not been charged in connection with the alleged shooting,” according to CNN, but is still under investigation and is set to be seen in court on October 13th.
The Saga Continues
While nothing has come of the incident thus far, new drama between the two has sparked when Tory Lanez released a new album titled ‘DAYSTAR’ this past Thursday on September 24th.
Throughout the album, Lanez refers to the accusations brought against him in his lyrics. In the song ‘Queen and Slim,’ the rapper says “I wasn’t the wrong one that night, you was just too drunk to even see it.” And in his song ‘Money Over Fallout,’ Lanez directly refers to Meg Thee Stallion when he rapped, “How the f**k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?”
Twitter did not skip a beat and was quick to jump to Meg Thee Stallions defense. Many people believe her side of the story and are tired of listening to Tory Lanez deny the allegations instead of owning up to them. Her fans are standing by her and refusing to listen and support Lanez and his new album.
So, instead of issuing a heartfelt, public apology to @theestallion, Tory Lanez "breaks his silence" by using the horrific incident to promote his trash ass new album and to intimate that Megan is a liar⁉️
He is canceled and needs to catch the ultimate fade. 🚮
— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) September 25, 2020
I feel very stupid for thinking this, but given two months to think of a response, I expected Tory Lanez to come up with something better
— Todd in the Shadows (@ShadowTodd) September 25, 2020
So Tory Lanez denied shooting Meg and called her a liar, made a whole diss track about black women in the music industry on top of attacking multiple across all songs, AND defended Chris Brown and his own reputation as an abuser. Men have rights because? pic.twitter.com/Hyu9Vhp38q
— 𝓵𝓮𝓮𝓴 𝓷𝓮𝓵𝓵𝔂 (@leeknelly) September 25, 2020
In honor of Tory lanez album, I’m streaming Kehlani meg and kash and jojo all day 😌 goofy ass
— 🦋Justice For Breonna Taylor🦋 (@alex_wham) September 25, 2020
Many are even encouraging everyone to stream Meg instead, claiming the album release day as ‘Happy Meghan Day’ to take the attention away from Lanez’s album. Her fans are posting appreciation pictures and calling out her amazing year of success despite the shooting. The hashtag #WeBelieveInYouMegan began trending on Twitter.
good morning, i hope everyone streams Meg Thee Stallion today.
— k. ♡ (@kcastanosx) September 25, 2020
— Beyoncé Update (@beyoncespotifys) September 25, 2020
Hotties US! Let's go up this tag to show support and affection for Megan #WeBelieveInYouMegan
To show who we really believe in and who we really should support and join our strengths 💕 pic.twitter.com/AkQxgGZXvK
— Megan Stallion BR (@meganstallionbr) September 25, 2020
#1 On Apple Music
Despite the allegations brought against Tory Lanez, some of his fans don’t seem to care and are steaming the album regardless. ‘DAYSTAR’ is already #1 on Apple Music, which it reached in under a 24 hour period.
Tory Lanez Earn His First #1 Album On Apple Music … Hasn’t Been 24 Hours Yet 🤧🤧🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/LH8hyE4c69
— Hood Starz ⭐️ (@HoodStarzMusic) September 25, 2020
Y’all really gonna be mad when Tory Lanez album goes number 1 watch! Innocent until proven guilty!
— MR.YN⚜️ (@MJM_2019) September 25, 2020
Tory Lanez aint in jail cuz 1) Meg aint press charges or 2) he innocent. At the end of the day this ⬇️ what its all about. pic.twitter.com/Rg1wnkIaAG
— Erick (@calmdownezyezy) September 25, 2020
Abusers Slipping Through The Cracks
People are obviously upset by the album reaching number 1. If everyone is apparently boycotting the album in support of Meg Thee Stallion and other Black women that he bashed in his music, then who is still streaming him? It brings up the sore feeling about Cancel Culture that seems to tear consumers apart. People are exhausted of canceling abusive artists only for them to squeeze through the cracks when people choose to overlook their bad behavior.
Cancel culture really doesn’t exist because y’all about to give Tory Lanez a #1 album just to hear if he mentions shooting Meg pic.twitter.com/ch2UzRPlFo
— The Main Character (@LoveOnYourself) September 25, 2020
Not a surprise Tory Lanez #1, cats allowed Tekashi 69 to step back into the scene. Simpletons.
— Stan Ross (@HunterWish) September 25, 2020
The album dropped the day of the Breonna Taylor hearing. In this anxious hearing, two of the cops that were involved in her murder were not indicted and one was only charged with ‘Wanton Endangerment.’ Not a single officer was charged with her murder, and that is not setting well with anyone hoping for Justice in Breonna Taylor’s name. People have taken to the streets to continue to protest police brutality in the name is protecting Black lives, especially Black women. ‘DAYSTAR’ felt like salt on the wound when once again, a Black woman’s story and pain is not believed nor validated.
While Megan’s fans stand firmly behind her, it is not enough to keep Lanez’s album from gaining traction and reaching #1. We will wait until October 13 to see if Tory Lanez will be charged, and if further chargers will be brought forward between now and then.