After taking to social media to say he had “time today,” many thought that Tory would head to IG Live to possibly apologize to Megan or tell his side of the story. Instead he dropped a full-length project.
To my fans … I’m sorry for my silence …. but respectfully .. I got time today …… 9 PM PST .
— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) September 24, 2020
Daystar, a 17-track self-titled tape, sees Tory addresses the incident in which he was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, multiple times throughout the project. Megan was shot two times in her feet on the same night. After much speculation about who pulled the trigger, Megan took to IG and alleged that it was Tory who shot her. “Yes, this n**ga Tory shot me. You shot me, and you got your publicist and your people to these blogs lying and shitt, stop lying!”
FUCK Tory Lanez bro. I pray that Megan’s mental health is okay. She’s been through so much. pic.twitter.com/8Uy5hvxYPZ
— ACAB (@saraaidk) August 21, 2020
The release of Daystar was met with swift backlash online with many slamming the Canadian rapper for using Megan’s shooting to promote new music and others calling for people not to stream the project.
You can check out some reactions to Tory dropping Daystar in the aftermath of the shooting below.
This nigga, the day after the Breonna Taylor announcement, decided to use him shooting a Black woman as album promo. Tory Lanez it’s on sight when I catch your pint sized, Children’s Place wearing, Canadian ass.
— ShaPlant Mom (@shaTIRED) September 25, 2020
Tory Lanez distracting everybody with a song rather than apologizing pic.twitter.com/J5WH3jAz9f
— Ryan Warne (@thouartvandelay) September 25, 2020
this new tory tape pic.twitter.com/MFiB1eTymh
— UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (@pattymillsx) September 25, 2020
Tory Lanez really think we gone stream an album to hear what he got to say about the situation … girl go to hell hobbit pic.twitter.com/aLy3diXis4
— Davey (@BWET_1991) September 25, 2020
i really thought that short man called Tory Lanez was going to take responsibility for what he did to Megan and apologize… pic.twitter.com/2FmrJWd9k6
— c (@chuuzus) September 25, 2020
Tory Lanez: drops an album and uses his situation with Megan Thee Stallion to promote it.
— Force Gang (@ForceGangMusic) September 25, 2020
Sooooooo Tory really just dropped a 17 SONG ALBUM……..I……excuse me?
— RICK (@lifeofrickey) September 25, 2020
tory lanez rlly shot a black woman and used the attention to drop an album………..
— redveil (@redveil) September 25, 2020
me waiting for somebody to post the lyrics to Tory’s new song bc I ain’t streaming SHIT 😂 pic.twitter.com/mlDUm1B0U7
— wow steff actually (@steffanymoneque) September 25, 2020
TORY LANEZ REALLY USED THE MEGAN SITUATION TO PROMOTE HIS NEW ALBUM
SHREK IS SICK 🤬 pic.twitter.com/ZV2eBHq9j3
— SHREK KNOWS RAP (@SHREKRAP) September 25, 2020
This post will be updated.