JoJo collaborated with Lanez and 30 Roc for the track “Comeback” on her album, good to know. The original standard version of the project was released in May, but JoJo told a fan on Thursday that Lanez will not be on the upcoming deluxe version.
“Def took [Lanez] TF off,” JoJo told a fan before adding “LOVE RESPECT AND PEACE AND PROTECTION TO @theestallion” in another tweet.
JoJo’s decision came the same day Megan explicitly named Lanez as her shooter.
“You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and shit. Stop lying,” Megan said during an Instagram Live session. “Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you’re dragging it.”
This stems from an incident that took place in July that led to Lanez’s arrest. Shortly after he posted a $35,000 bail, rumors started to surface claiming that Lanez shot Megan. Megan confirmed that she was shot in previous Instagram posts but didn’t explicitly name Lanez as the shooter until Thursday. This reveal prompted JoJo to remove Lanez from her work.
“It felt like the right and necessary thing to do, out of respect and love for Meg,” JoJo said on Friday in a statement to People.
JoJo isn’t the only act to distance herself from Tory Lanez. Kehlani also removed Tory from the deluxe version of her album, It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, due to recent allegations.
“As someone with a large platform, as someone that people look up to, as a woman that makes other women feel safe and empowered, people were asking me, ‘Are you gonna keep somebody on it who doesn’t necessarily make us feel safe or empowered as a woman?” Kehlani explained to Chicago radio station WGCI.