Rick Ross and Tory Lanez exchanged heated words on social media last Friday (September 25) over the timing and content of Lanez’s latest album release, Daystar.
On the album’s lead single “Money Over Fallouts,” the 28-year-old Canadian rapper and singer, also known as Daystar Peterson, denies claims that he shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot after a Hollywood Hills party in July.
“Gotta see a couple questions: how the f–k you get shot in your foot, don’t hit no bones or tendons?” Lanez raps on the track. “Megan people tryna frame me for a shootin’ … Knowin’ I ain’t do it but I’m comin’ at my truest.”
Ross, however, was not impressed by the project, nor was he pleased with the timing of it’s release, which arrived a day after fresh protests erupted across the US following the decision by a Kentucky grand jury not to bring charges against the police officers for the death of Breonna Taylor.
“Tory Lanez, poor decision brother,” Ross said on his Instagram Stories. “Dropping that project… Just outta respect for Breonna Taylor, bruh, we gotta respect these sisters. That ain’t how you address the accusations you facing. That was a poor choice, homie. You ain’t getting no money with that shit.”
Lanez responded to Ross’ video on Twitter, writing: “I respect u 2 much as a black man to disrespect you in these times, however I went out and marched 9 DAYS STRAIT for Breonna Taylor ..IN YOUR CITY …I didn’t see the ‘boss’ out there once ?…also stop tagging your endorsements in post about her . It’s a poor decision..”
Ross then fired back again on his Instagram Stories.
“First off, lil boy, I appreciate how you responded swiftly to Rozay, but that’s how you should’ve did the sister that accused you of shooting,” the rapper said. “That’s what you owed her family, that’s what you owed all the Black women in America.”
Ross also responded to Lanez’s claim that he wasn’t present during protests for Taylor in Miami.
“But more importantly, let’s get to you protesting,” Ross said. “You ain’t protest in Miami, the only reason you was out there was cause the condo that you stayed in $1,500 a month and the dam protest was coming right down there, so you went down there and took a photo opp… Poor decisions is putting together an album and trying to profit off some shit that people like myself was wishing to hear you address this shit and move on. Not get a wax on or a wack album that’s ain’t gonna get you no money, nor no new supporters. So lil boy, boss up.”
In a statement given to Variety, Megan’s attorney claimed Lanez’s representatives had since launched a “smear campaign” in an effort to discredit the star’s claims. “We have been made aware of manipulated text messages and invented email accounts that have been disseminated to the media in a calculated attempt to peddle a false narrative about the events that occurred on July the 12,” said Alex Spiro. “A smear campaign can’t change the truth.”