Tory Lanez is off to jail!
Although there’s no official confirmation as of yet, Gossip of the City reports that the rapper will be headed off to jail later today. The outlet claims that Tory Lanez allegedly violated the restraining order that Megan Thee Stallion took out against him when he performed at Rolling Loud this past summer.
The claims made by the gossip outlet were further fueled by Tory Lanez’s last tweet, which read — in its entirety — “it’s been real.” The rapper also deleted most of his Instagram posts, and changed his profile photo to a black square.
Black Twitter wasted no time in sharing their opinions on the matter, with most folks celebrating the fact that the rapper — who shot Megan Thee Stallion in the feet — would finally be accountable for his crimes.
It bears stating that nothing has been confirmed by Lanez’s team, as of this writing. No other outlets have confirmed this allegation, either. If it is true, however, there’s nobody that deserves it more than he does. “Both sides” don’t deserve a platform, and there’s absolutely no reason or justification why he should have shot anybody, let alone a woman.
And please spare me the conspiracy theories about how Tory Lanez was going to buy Universal Records or some other horsesh*t, and “the lumernaaaati” is keeping him down. No. Absolutely the f*ck not. That’s not how the music industry works. I’ve been in it for more years than most readers have been alive. “The lumernaaaaaaaaati” could care less what a subliterate rapper does with his money — they’re too busy trying to force a hegemonic takeover of democratic governments.
I also don’t care what some random white dude got away with — they don’t need to get away with it either.
And finally, I am well aware that there’s a different justice system for white men and Black men. I well acknowledge that the corruption of the system has resulted in Black, LatinX, and indigenous men being incarcerated at a rate that’s exponentially higher than their white counterparts, simply because they couldn’t afford a big-shot lawyer that could sway the system in their favor. The for-profit prison pipeline is real, and I fully believe the whole system is overdue for an overhaul.
However, motherf*ck Tory Lanez for using those facts as an excuse for what he did. I will never get behind a man that shot a woman — especially a Black woman — for petty, unnecessary reasons. There’s no “there’s more to the story.” And unless Megan herself was ramming a Sig Sauer up his a** — which she wasn’t — nothing justifies what happened to her.
Throw Tory Lanez under the jail.