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Who is Tory Lanez?

Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson (born July 27, 1992), known professionally as Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He received initial recognition from the mixtape Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story, released in August 2013. In 2015, Tory Lanez signed to record producer Benny Blanco‘s Mad Love Records through Interscope Records.

Tory Lanez Stirs Speculation With Cryptic Tweet

Tory Lanez Stirs Speculation With Cryptic Tweet
Tory Lanez Stirs Speculation With Cryptic Tweet

Tory Lanez is signing off.

On Tuesday night, the Toronto rapper took to Twitter to share a cryptic message where he seemingly announced his departure.

“It’s been real,” the One Umbrella boss told his 2 million followers.

Additionally, he cleared out his entire Instagram account and changed his profile photo back to the default pic. He hasn’t posted on either of his social platforms since the tweet.

It’s unclear what prompted the strange message, but it may have something to do with his pending court case involving Megan Thee Stallion. In October of last year, Lanez was charged with felony assault for allegedly shooting the “Savage” rapper in the foot. He faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted, but the case has yet to go to trial.

Last month, a judge increased his bail after prosecutors say he violated a protective order to stay away from Megan when he came within 100 yards of her at Rolling Loud Miami.

It was seemingly all good just days ago as he and Drake faced off in a friendly 1-on-1 basketball game in Miami.

Social media weighed in with their own theories about Tory’s cryptic tweet. While some fans shared their support, others weren’t as kind.

Tory Lanez Biography, Wiki

Tory Lanez was born Daystar Peterson, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on July 27, 1992, to Sunstar Peterson and Luella. His was an ardent Christian family. He was one of the four children in the family. After Tory was born, the family lived in Montreal for some time and later moved to Florida.

Upon landing in Florida, Tory became fascinated with the thriving rap music scene there. Tory had started rapping when he was a kid and rapped through his early childhood years before a major tragedy struck his family. His mother was suffering from a rare disease and passed away when Tori was 11 years old.

This was a major blow to Tory. Following this, his father assumed the responsibility of a preacher and a missionary. The job took him to different places across the US. Tory accompanied his father on his trips. The family settled in Georgia, where Tory continued to rap. He met a man named Hakeem, who suggested he use the stage name “Tory Lanez.”Tory never recovered from his mother’s death.

Moreover, his father’s remarriage brought another set of emotional troubles for Tory. Tory moved to New York in 2006, but his condition did not improve. He was later sent back to Toronto, to live with his grandmother. However, she did not take him in. Thus, at the age of 15, Tory was homeless.

Abandoned by his grandmother, Tory started living with three strangers. He dropped out of school in tenth grade and ventured into music full-time. As he turned 16, he started rapping at outdoor music concerts. Although he was never formally trained in music, he seemed to have a natural flair for music. Soon, Tony traveled back to the US and settled in Florida.

Tory Lanez Biography
Tory Lanez
Birth nameDaystar Shemuel Shua Peterson
BornJuly 27, 1992 (age 29)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
GenresHip hop, alternative, R&B, electronic, R&B, dancehall
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, sampler, drums
Years active2009–present
LabelsOne Umbrella, Universal, Mad Love, Interscope, Time is Money
Associated acts6ix9ine, ASAP Ferg, Benny Blanco, -Eazy, Mark Battles, Meek Mill, Play Picasso, Sean Kingston
Websiteswavenation.com

Tory Lanez Career

In 2009, Tory recorded and released his debut mixtape, ‘T.L 2 T.O.’ Tory used ‘YouTube’ as a platform to exhibit his rapping skills to the world. Soon, he started directing his very own music videos and gained significant fame.

Sean Kingston was an established name in the rapping scene in Florida at that time. He heard Tory rapping and free-styling on the song ‘Beamer, Benz, or Bentley’ by Lloyd Banks. Sean decided to offer him a deal.

Tory and Sean met at a Justin Bieber concert. Sean also gave Tory the opportunity to perform live during the show. The audience enjoyed the performance. This boosted Tory’s confidence to work on several more mixtapes.

In 2010, Tory released four mixtapes, namely, ‘Just Landed,’ ‘One Verse One Hearse,’ ‘Playing for Keeps,’ and ‘Mr. 1 Verse Killah.’ Following the success of his mixtapes, Sean approached Tory and offered him a deal with his record label, ‘Time is Money Entertainment’ (TME). With ‘TME,’ Tory released mixtapes such as ‘Mr. Peterson,’ ‘Chixtape,’ and ‘Swavey.’

Tory Lanez’s ‘Tuh’

Soon, Tory decided to work as an independent artist and quit the label. In the coming years, he released several more mixtapes. In 2014, Tory revealed his Teyana Taylor fanboy persona with the song ‘Teyana,’ which he dedicated to the rapper. She responded with a single titled ‘Dreams of Fuckin’ an R & B Bitch’.

He then started a series called ‘Fargo Fridays,’ where he would release new singles every Friday. Some of the most famous singles from ‘Fargo Fridays’ were ‘I’ll Be There,’ ‘Talk on Road,’ and ‘The Godfather.’

By that time, he had already started working on a mixtape called ‘Lost Cause.’ Announcing the promotional tour for the tape, Tory released a single called ‘The Mission’ in August 2014. The mixtape was released in October and turned out to be a smashing success.

A single from the album, titled ‘Luv,’ reached the 19th spot on the ‘US Billboard Hot 100’ chart, while another song, ‘Say It,’ peaked at the 23rd spot on the same chart.

In April 2016, Tory announced ‘The Level up Tour’ and performed at the ‘Pemberton Music Festival.’ However, his success made him a bit notorious. In 2016, he refused to be featured on the cover of ‘XXL’ magazine, stating that he was one of the biggest rappers in the industry.

Leading up to the release of his debut album, ‘I Told You,’ Tory continued to release mixtapes. The album was finally released in August 2016 and debuted at the fourth spot on the ‘US Billboard Hot 200’ chart. It received positive reviews from critics and sold 52 thousand copies in the first week of its release.

Tory Lanez’s “When It’s Dark”

In March 2018, Tory released his second album, ‘Memories Don’t Die.’ The album featured guest appearances from established rappers such as Wiz Khalifa and 50 Cent. The album debuted at the third spot on the ‘US Billboard 200’ chart and received mixed reviews from critics. The album was criticized mostly due to its lack of originality.

Tory Lanez Personal Life

Tory Lanez dated rapper Trina from 2014 to 2015. Tory has always been known for his eccentric behavior, both on and off stage. During a March 2018 concert in Texas, he had a conflict with the security personnel. Miffed by this, he asked his fans to “fuck shit up.”

Tory Lanez with his ex-girlfriend rapper Trina
Tory Lanez with his ex-girlfriend rapper Trina

His fans then caused a riot on the spot. This led to the organizers almost filing a lawsuit against Tory. Tory claimed in an interview that he had ghost-written songs for several rappers such as Akon, TI, and Travis Scott.

Tory has had a very complicated relationship with fellow Canadian rapper Drake. In 2010, he stated that if Drake did not like his songs, he would pay him $10,000. Drake did not respond until 2016 when he took a dig at Tory in one of his songs by rapping, “All you boys in the new Toronto want to be me a little.” The feud continued for a few more songs from each side.

Tory Lanez Arrest

In July 2020, Tory Lanez attended a house party that turned violent, and when police arrived, they found a concealed weapon in his car and arrested him. Fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion was also in the car, suffering from an injury to her foot.

Tory Lanez with Megan The Stallion
Tory Lanez with Megan The Stallion

Though it was initially reported that broken glass had caused the injury, Megan later revealed that it was actually a gunshot wound and that Tory was the shooter. Lanez received three felony charges in October 2020, including assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and a protective order was issued against him, prohibiting him from contacting Megan or coming within 100 feet of her.

In August 2021, Tory violated the protective order, and his bail was increased to $250,000, up from $190,000. Lanez has feuded with several rappers, including Drake, Jacquees, and Joyner Lucas. After Tory and Jacquees ended their short-lived feud, they went on tour together. Lanez has a son named Kai, who was born in April 2017.

Tory Lanez with his son Kai
Tory Lanez with his son Kai

Tory Awards and Nominations

In 2017, Tory Lanez earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song for “Luv.” He has received several Juno Award nominations, winning Rap Recording of the Year for “Shooters” in 2017 and “Love Me Now?” In 2019 and R&B/Soul Recording of the Year for “Feel It Too” in 2020.

“Henny in Hand” earned Tory a Much Music Video Award nomination for Best Hip Hop Video in 2015, and he received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best New Artist in 2019. In 2016, he earned nominations from the BET Awards (Best New Artist), BET Hip Hop Awards (Best New Hip Hop Artist), MOBO Awards (Best International Act), and Soul Train Music Awards (Best New Artist), and in 2019, he was nominated for a BET Hip Hop Award for Best International Flow.

Tory Lanez Net Worth

Tory Lanez is a Canadian rapper, singer, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director. Tory Lanez has a net worth of $4 million.

Tory Lanez FAQ’s

Who is Tory Lanez?

Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson (born July 27, 1992), known professionally as Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He received initial recognition from the mixtape Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story, released in August 2013. In 2015, Tory Lanez signed to record producer Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records through Interscope Records.

What is Tory Lanez’s net worth?

Tory Lanez is a Canadian rapper, singer, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director. Tory Lanez has a net worth of $4 million.

Who was Tory Lanez’s girlfriend?

Tory Lanez dated rapper Trina from 2014 to 2015.

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