I really tried my best to listen to Tory Lanez seventeen (17) track work but at about song six (6), titled “The Most High”, he had became a joke to me; and this was on my second try because I made an attempt to listen to the record on Facebook Room with some peers but it didn’t work because I had to pause it to first have a discussion about it which lead to R.Kelly being brought in and “real nigga shit”. Then I realized that shit was just long.
My first thoughts before paying any concentrated attention to the situation is I’m going to listen to his music, just like R. Kelly’s and any other person I choose to if I like the art. I am going to always separate the person from the composition of the work even if they’re the one who performed the recording.
We are bias on who we choose to support because of their personal decisions, morally, so for me I just can’t follow the band wagon. I have to want to because I know and feel that I should or I just don’t like it. I like both of their music, do I like their ways or choices they made in life? NO. There are plenty of artist who record or compose music that isn’t aligned or is aligned with their life but most of the shit isn’t true. It may be real but it isn’t true. So it doesn’t affect my reality in any way.
I am however forcing myself to fully listen to the project as I type this because I don’t want to be bias to both perspectives, which in my opinion matters the most. We do know that Megan was shot in her foot, we do know that her and Tory plus some others were in the vehicle; and we know what was told to us by media and Megan; but we don’t truly know what happen because we weren’t there; and now Tory is working to express himself through music which has some mad because of the timing of Breonna Taylor’s verdict and just overall the timing of unity in the community within dark pigmented indigenous ones.
Now, by this paragraph “Queen and Slim” is playing and the vibes kinda switched a bit. I can hear him trying and no lie some of the tracks are groovy as fuck but the fact that he just mentioned that he had a crush on Kylie; went to a event with Megan and was in the pool entertaining someone else (Kylie) because she looked like an angel and baby in a manger, and that he took a wrong turn that night (laughing my ass off); so basically he embarrassed her by being in Kylie’s face because he had a crush on her but he would have left with Megan when she got mad. He called Megan a liar but he never stated whether he shot her or not then if he didn’t who did? He just keep saying that ain’t what happen. So did I miss when he said what did and who did it? Someone help me out. That shit overwhelmed me.
In the track, Peterson repeatedly alludes to a relationship with Megan, whose given name is Megan Pete (“I love you hard. … I’m still down to renegotiate the unity. My heart is some foolery”) and claimed that Pete tried to “ruin” him with her accusations (“Look at how you doing me, people trying to ruin me. And what’s even worse is I’m still thinking about you and me”).Cydney Henderson USA TODAY
At this point, he sounds like he has no respect for Megan, I wonder how he would feel if she went to a party with him and was in someone else’s face, gets shot in his foot then she make an album about the incident while it’s an open case while being taunted by the world putting their two cents in or even belittled by a man she was dating who claims “he’s fucked up over her”. When apparently he’s not, he’s just slow and greedy.
“Girl, you had the nerve to write that statement on an affidavit
Knowing I ain’t do it but I’m coming at my truest
Trying to keep this (expletive) 200 with you, shorty, I can prove it.”“Money Over Fallouts” Tory Lanes , retrieved from Cydney Henderson
Maybe he doesn’t know any other way to express himself other than music right now. I know for me I can’t really speak or find a more comfortable way to express myself other than writing out my thoughts and defining them because it causes drama when I use my voice to openly express myself or it takes too long. So sometimes a email or a letter, sometimes a lengthy text to an iPhone user serves a release for me. Maybe music is that for him.
As I continue to listen though, and remember what I’ve already listened to, he’s very disrespectful nothing is pleasing about this album and I will never return to it after this because ethically he didn’t think this through. He made trash apologia fashionable because he said that he’s “fucked up” over someone he didn’t treat with respect in the first place. For those who aren’t familiar with apologia, it means “a formal written defense of one’s opinions or conduct (google)” , and that’s all this album was. He created apologia to express his perspective to flex and defend his side of things. He should have just remained silent, let it pass, made this shit then dropped it at a later date.
He blew me with the “In the Air” track. Don’t none of that shit got to do with the fact that she said he shot her, he’s just taunting the claims saying that isn’t the account of the story. On top of that why are you bringing race and unity into the picture when clearly bro you just violated the entire community on top of that you just basically asked them to stick with you through misogynistic behavior that ended in someone, a woman, being shot. Bottom line is your lady at the time sustained an injury while in your care, and you’re being a lame about it.
This man hilarious, and so is Rick Ross. This apologia album is highly disrespectful and no lie if it was me, I’d be having some of my people go check on him to make sure he get his ass beat because the joke is on him. He’s a real clown and he should be a shame of himself for doing this. But if Megan don’t take care of her own shit, I’m not about to be mad and not enjoy simple shit like music because she got shot living her life lesson.
That’s on her, let’s focus on our children being killed. Megan grown ass hell fucking with goofy ass niggas that do goofy shit, she better choose wisely or continue to suffer the consequences of her lesson. I got my own problems and mines isn’t one concern of hers, so no disrespect but just being truthful, her’s isn’t to me, at least not this one. She’ll live, in the hood odd shit happens to bitches and hoes who be in these type of crowds or deal with these type of males. They can only change themselves. They both aren’t my children or children, they’re adults. With that being said I give this situation no more of my power and I wish them both well.