What do you call that thing where someone who allegedly shoots a woman then uses that incident of gun violence to promote his music? Disgraced rapper Tory Lanez took to social media on Thursday, September 24, and insinuated that he would be addressing the allegations that he shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion this summer as she was exiting his vehicle. “To my fans … I’m sorry for my silence …. but respectfully .. I got time today …… 9 p.m. PST,” wrote Lanez in a tweet. Until this point, the “Say It” rapper has stayed fairly silent on the incident, only speaking up to defend his streaming count, which plummeted after Megan took to Instagram Live to publicly say that Lanez shot her in the foot after Kylie Jenner’s pool party. Lanez, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was arrested at the crime scene for carrying a concealed weapon. The incident is currently under investigation by the LAPD and Lanez could face a felony assault charge.
However, when 9 p.m. PST rolled around, Lanez did not share his side of the story, clarify what happened, or apologize to Megan, but rather used that moment to plug his latest project, DAYSTAR — a 17-track album, in which he maintains his innocence. “There is a time to stay silent. And a time to speak ….. I said all I could say on this … ALL PLATFORMS … ….. #DAYSTAR … I’ll be back to y’all soon …. respectfully ….,” Lanez tweeted. The internet was upset that the rapper used the incident to promote his new album, prompting many hip-hop fans to boycott the album and stream Megan Thee Stallion’s SUGA instead, which she dropped this March. If you must listen to DAYSTAR, it’s apparently streaming on all platforms and SoundCloud, but if you’re a real hottie you’ll skip that mess entirely and stream Megan Thee Stallion’s SUGA.
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