Tory Lanez Avoids Answering Questions About Why He Allegedly Punched August Alsina For Refusing To Shake His Hand: No Disrespect, I’m Just Not Here To Talk About That
Tory Lanez avoids negativity as he tries to protect his peace.
In a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Tory Lanez denied answering any questions regarding the alleged altercation between him and R&B singer August Alsina. Once the topic came up, by the looks of Tory Lanez’s face, he appeared to be uninterested in talking about it. The 30-year-old said:
“Look man, like I said, I’m here to just answer about the album.”
However, Angela Yee proceeded to ask the rapper if there was an open investigation with LAPD after reports surfaced on the internet claiming law enforcement was looking into the incident. The Canadian native replied:
“Again. Couldn’t tell you. Don’t know. But you know, like I said I’m here for the album and positivity.”
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m always here to answer all the questions and stuff but I’m really here just preaching positivity today, like you know, everything that’s been going on in my life and the things that’s been going on around me, I just try to keep positive. You know, so no disrespect, I’m just not here to talk about that.”
Despite Tory’s request to leave the incident out of the interview. DJ Envy asked:
“Did you ever knew that y’all had a problem? Because I’m sure if you knew there was a disagreement, you wouldn’t have put your hand out.”
“Nah just generally speaking regardless I don’t have a problem with anybody and I wrote for him before this, it’s not one of those.”
Angela Yee seemingly took his response as an opportunity to ask if Tory thinks August Alsina had an issue with his freestyle addressing Alsina’s “entanglement” with Jada Pinkett Smith.
Tory, born Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson, exclaimed:
“Again. I like how we’re doing this but like I said I’m here to talk about the album. I like where you guys are going with it.”
Tory then elaborated on ignoring negativity around him. He shared:
“The thing about it is, I can never be upset about someone’s opinion. When there’s people who have opinions it’s like whatever they thought at the time, was just whatever they were feeling at the time and I know that a lot of people’s opinions have changed up and down about me and it’s not of me to be a judge or be God or to be playing God’s role and judging people, I forgive everybody. I don’t forget but I forgive.”
The “Broke In A Minute” artist continued:
“I’m about this money, you know what I’m saying. I’m about getting to the money. I’m about getting to the business. I don’t hold negative feelings about anything anybody said about me. Like I said, I don’t forget that you said it but to not forgive you is just bitter and I’m not a bitter hearted person.”
As previously reported, footage surfaced the social media following an alleged fight between Tory and August Alsina that took place Saturday (Sept. 17) in Chicago.
The next day, August took to Instagram to share an image of his bloody lip explaining what happened between the two artists. The New Orleans native shared:
“As I’m exiting the building after the show last night, A 4’11 sized leprechaun ran down on me w/ 8 oversized security nigxas, whom I greeted each individually upon their walk up as they tried to press me. Whole time, I’m one deep. No security. Tory continues to ask w/ a broken ego why I didn’t dap him up, I go on to tell him.. I was a fan of him and didn’t understand him speaking on my business publicly In the past, because I don’t know him or ever met him until last night.”
The singer continued:
“So when he spoke it caught me off guard because of his past actions, assumed he didn’t like me, that’s all. Not to mention, with my history of health & condition just recently overcoming being paralyzed, my doctor directed me not to compromise my health while out on road and shake as less hands as possible due to corona, & monkeypox. Never any disrespectful words were exchanged, so i was a bit confused at how somehow he turnt him self up w/ anger after hitting a blunt laced with cocaine obviously, (i heard the fizzle) and he snuck me when I turned my head to move to the side amongst all his antsy moving and to keep an eye on the endless niggas that was w/ him surrounding me. Which was security and some nigxa with a gun tucked… whom he then proceeded to run behind and hide to run back in the building.”
The 30-year-old added:
“There was never a “fight”! Simply an Assault. Dude has no real friends, and is on a crash out mission. With that said, I was gone keep it G & not come to the net, but you moving with foul intent feeding falsities to blogs to look for a “moment” cus them moments ain’t happening on stage for u. I will assist you in that, gracefully. His ppl got the whole thing on camera, PUT. THE. FOOTAGE OUT!! I’d like to see it :) anyway, leme go clean this blood off my face w/ some @encinawellness”
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