Tory Lanez has taken several shots at fellow Canadian rapper Drake, and the “Say It” singer is not letting up.
During an interview, Tory Lanez was asked to say the first thing that comes to his mind after hearing a word. When Drake was mentioned, Tory replied “I’m better.”
In another video, the Toronto singer takes shots at Drake in Philadelphia, stating as follows.
“We really out here in Philly. Real Toronto n***as out here in Philly. Not them other guys. We really be out here. You heard,” he said. “We out here in Philly. Unlike you, I’m good in Philly n***a,” said Lanez.
Philly is Meek Mill’s hometown, and he is Drake’s rival. Meek Mill called out Drake for dissing him in “Summer Sixteen” on his own diss track, called “War Pain,” in which he states the following.
“Tory from the 6, you hatin’ on him, Lord knows!”
Some fans have criticized Tory Lanez for feuding with Drake for publicity. It is unclear whether Drizzy is going to respond to Lanez’ latest rant.
Maybe at one point Drake will take time out of his busy schedule to address this one more time https://t.co/nmeuS5mSZK— XXL Magazine (@XXL) August 11, 2016
Tory Lanez has been addressing Drake since 2010, where he posted a YouTube video, in which an unknown Tory challenged Drake, stating that if the OVO co-founder didn’t like his music, he will give Drizzy $10,000. However, Drake never responded to the challenge.
After several subliminal shots, Drake responded to Tory Lanez in “Summer Sixteen,” rapping “All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little.” Tory has a mixtape called New Toronto, which led fans to believe he was talking about the “Say It” singer.
In an interview with Sway In the Morning, Tory lanez downplayed his feud with Drake. He explained the situation as though they are in a competition and his issue with the “One Dance” rapper is not personal.
“I ain’t here to talk about him,” Tory tells Sway. “It ain’t one of those. Right now, I’m here to talk about me and this album because that’s when that pressure’s coming up … I just want the music to speak for itself. [It] ain’t got nothing to do with nobody else. I think people just took this whole situation out of proportion. For me personally, it’s like at the end of the day I’m just here to be number one. I don’t have no personal problems with anybody. I think that’s the misconception that artists have with me.”
Tory Lanez is promoting his upcoming debut album, I Told You, which is being released next week on August 19. The album is supported by hit singles “Say It” and “Luv,” and third single “Flex.”
Drake’s recent album, Views, held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for several weeks, and has sold over 2 million copies. “One Dance” featuring Nigerian superstar Wizkid also reached No. 1 on the Billboard 100 and kept the spot for several weeks.
According to HipHopDX, Tory Lanez talked to Sway about who is album is aimed at.
“All the people who just saw it … Everybody who just said ‘It wasn’t going to work,'” he said. “And all the teachers that kicked me out of school. People that kicked me out they house. And things like that. And I told ’em I was gonna pop. And they didn’t believe me.”
There are rumors that Tory will take shots at Drake in some songs in his album. However, this is yet to be determined. It is unlikely that Drake will release a diss track aimed at Tory. Drake took a jab at Joe Budden on French Montana’s “No Shopping,” despite Budden releasing several diss tracks.
The only person Drake has dedicated a diss track to is his main rival, Meek Mill, who also has an album soon to be released.
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