Tory Lanez is doing injury management after his latest interview with veteran journalist Tim Westwood. During the dialog, the subject turned to incarcerated rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine who Tory simply collaborated with on the Dummy Boy observe, “KIKA.”
At one level, he weaved Tupac Shakur into the dialog and drew parallels between the 2 artists. Naturally, social media raised its collective eyebrow.
“It’s actually unhappy at that platform … type of jogs my memory of Bobby Shmurda however Bobby Shmurda didn’t even get to go that far,” he says across the 17:45-minute mark. “For any person to go that far, you bought Kanye, Nicki Minaj, your album’s dropping. It’s like, the one nigga who had shit like that popping was 2Pac.
“When 2Pac was in jail he dropped the largest album. Not to say it was the largest album of all fucking time, but it surely was a reasonably large second. It’s unhappy he’s gotta be locked up throughout it, is all I’m saying.”
On Tuesday (December four), Tory took to Twitter to make clear what he meant.
“I didn’t evaluate 6ix9ine to 2 pac … I simply mentioned they each dropped large albums from jail on the stage of fame that they had,” he wrote. “Get off my dick.”
And he’s proper. 2Pac launched Me Against The World in 1995 whereas behind bars. It catapulted to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 upon its launch.
Although 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy was believed to have debuted at No. 2 earlier this week, Nielsen Music introduced there’d been a discrepancy on this week’s numbers. It seems Dummy Boy is the No. 1 album within the nation in any case.
Despite 6ix9ine’s controversial persona, Tory says he is aware of a special aspect.
“[He’s a] superb man,” he advised Westwood. “The factor about it’s each time I seen him [6ix9ine], he’s all the time joking round. Behind the entire further shit, he’s a extremely humorous, real, warm-hearted child. … I want jail on no person.”