Tory Lanez was trending on Twitter today after a video of him recently freestyling for Funkmaster Flex started circulating. The freestyle draws a lot of attention to the shooting altercation back in July of 2020 between Lanez and fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, with lines like “Shoutout to Dababy, Roddy Ricch, and Lil Baby. What I’m about to say is going to sound a little crazy, but it’s true so don’t play me. Y’all all would’ve got y’all awards if they didn’t frame me!,” suggesting that Megan’s award wins and accolades afterwards were purely a PR move as result of the incident in which he said he was framed.
Tory Lanez Makes Another Visit To Funk Flex, Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/SLlEiFp7Xn
— DJ First Class™ 🏁 (@1DJFirstClass) July 20, 2021
The responses on social media afterwards were mixed, with many saying that nobody can cancel Tory Lanez and that his bars on that freestyle and many of his past works are very much legit.
Cancel who? 🤣 Tory Lanez got barz like he a prison cell
he innocent ☔️ pic.twitter.com/XuEsqFmy8L
— B. (@barbiidon) July 20, 2021
Are we still mad with Tory Lanez because that freestyle that dropped this morning was 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/TVyFD7ovFA
— TeamTHGPicks (@team_picks) July 20, 2021
On the other side of the Twitter beef in defense of Megan, many users are bashing Lanez dismissing the idea that he was “framed,” and arguing that praising him continues to reinforce the issue of dismissing harm brought about against black women.
men are on here asking if ppl still hate torey lanez bc his new freestyle was good…as if him shooting megan while she was walking AWAY posing no threat to him was just gossip…yall some red pill kevin samuels ass lil boys. just say you hate women and go
— omaria (@omarreeyuh) July 20, 2021
Tory Lanez is proof that y’all go up for people *because* they harm Black women not in spite of it
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) July 20, 2021
Since this freestyle and discourse was quite recent, we haven’t seen any response from Megan. However, after the release of his album PLAYBOY this past March that made many references to the incident, Megan did make it publicly known on one of her live videos that Tory Lanez did shoot her, and that she had originally attempted to handle the situation internally.