Highsnobiety Vows To Never Cover Tory Lanez Again After 'Disgraceful' and 'Toxic' Album Release

You'll never see Tory Lanez's name on Highsnobiety again after his latest album release. The entertainment news outlet claimed Lanez's album Daystar was the "most toxic album of the year."

Lanez was accused of shooting musician Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. On the album, though, he denied her claim in a way Highsnobiety and most Twitter users found offensive.

"However, rather than publicly apologizing to Megan or addressing the issue, he released an album instead, using the media attention from the shooting to promote his work," the outlet posted on Instagram.

There were even more issues to be taken with Lanez's decision, though. Not only did his self-promotion come the same week as Breonna Taylor's lack of justice, but Highsnobiety equated his lyrics to bringing down another Black woman: Megan Thee Stallion.

They argued Taylor was used to monetize magazine covers, products, personal images and more after her death. Now, Megan Thee Stallion's claims of assault seem to be doing the same: bringing attention and potential income to her alleged assailant.

"Lanez has used the same logic to promote his album, exploiting the trauma enacted on Black women for financial and cultural gain, while refusing to protect them or acknowledge their culpability," they wrote. "And that's why you'll never see him on our website or social platforms again.⁠"

Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage during 2019 Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at State Farm Arena on June 15, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Getty/Paras Griffin/Getty Images

In addition to directly addressing Megan Thee Stallion and the shooting claims across the album, Lanez spoke of Black women in general. "I refuse to be the poster boy for Black women I'm protecting / My momma Black, my sister Black, my baby momma Black / So how the f— I'm unaffected? / Black women fueled my career for years, so don't make me some type of tier of unperfection," the song "What's Kulture??" includes.

Other lines, which many Twitter users and publications considered aggressive, seem to slam the "WAP" singer directly. "How the f*** you get shot in your foot, don't hit no bones or tendons?/ How the f*** your team is trying to pay me in some whole millions?" lyrics in "Money Over Fallouts" said.

Other female celebrities make appearances on the album, too. Lanez's riff with artist JoJo returns in lyrics which claim she's attempting to remove him from their song together, "Comeback." He also claims to have a crush on Kylie Jenner during the album.

Megan Thee Stallion was shot on July 12. She didn't name Lanez as the shooter until August. In an Instagram story video, the musician revealed she didn't want to get Lanez in additional trouble, as after the shooting, he was arrested for having a concealed weapon. Lanez denied being the shooter in a statement from his rep.

Fan reactions to Lanez's album release can be seen below:

Damn Tory Lanez really got people saying his album fire after he shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot. Misogyny might be worse than Covid-19.

— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) September 25, 2020

what’s confusing is everyone turned into civil rights activist for Breonna Taylor but streaming Tory Lanez’s music after HE shot a black woman with zero remorse. it’s giving performative.

— 𝚜𝚕𝚒𝚖. (@_slimarella_) September 25, 2020

y'all really treat black women like a game... the fact that y'all even CLICKED on tory lanez album while preaching breonna's name is really giving maggot brain pic.twitter.com/EEnA63EaVH

— 𝘣𝘥𝘦 ♌︎ ♃ (@stelleom) September 25, 2020

Tory lanez is the perfect example of how men manipulate situations with women. Look at y’all weak asses falling for it . Including BLACK WOMEN. HE SHOT A BLACK WOMAN, WHATS NOT CLICKIN??

— LET ME BLOCK YOU (@Chayyslayys) September 25, 2020

Tory Lanez has “R Kelly” trending, just off association...that should tell you everything you need to know lol

— Avatar Eli (@EliSeeney) September 25, 2020

I hope Megan SUES Tory Lanez. You’re not going to shoot me and make money off my trauma.

For those of y’all “Black men” defending Tory, remember your mother is a Black woman, and you have Black sisters.

And take Breonna Taylor out y’all mouth, since y’all “wasn’t there” TOO. pic.twitter.com/9JiiZ5QNHj

— George 🇸🇱🇺🇸 (@GeorgeBangx) September 25, 2020

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