Tory Lanez Explains What Tekashi 6ix9ine And Tupac Have In Common
Tory Lanez looks to the heightened release of Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'Dummy Boy' album and Tupac's 'Me Against The World' to draw his comparison.
In November, Tekashi 6ix9ine was imprisoned on racketeering charges. Not only is the controversial rapper facing a lengthy or possible life in prison stint if the court deems him guilty (his case goes to trial in September 2019), but the Brooklyn native will re-appear before a judge to receive an amendment to his child sex crime indictment.
During this time, the "FEFE" rapper released his debut studio album, Dummy Boy. The project enacted a wave of responses from the masses, including artists like Tory Lanez. During a discussion on Tim Westwood's program where the "Luv" rapper talked about 6ix9ine's current situation, the Toronto native noted that not only does 6ix9ine's situation remind him of Bobby Shmurda, but also Tupac.
In 1995, Tupac was imprisoned for sexual assault. The All Eyez On Me artist decided to drop his third studio album, Me Against the World, while he was behind bars. The project topped the Billboard 200 and received platinum status. This feat is where Lanez decided to make his comparison between the "Ghetto Gospel" lyricist and 6ix9ine.
"When Tupac was in jail he dropped the biggest album," Lanez said. "Not to say it was the biggest album of all fu**in time but it was a pretty big moment. It's sad he has to be locked up during it, is all I'm saying." While that statement serves as one of the grabs from Lanez's interview, he also touched on his public tete-a-tete with Joyner Lucas. The pair engaged in a couple of diss tracks over the course of a few days in November, but it has since fizzled out when Lanez claimed, "it's done."
Tekashi 6ix9ine has also compared himself to Tupac, writing on a previous Instagram post that his rise to stardom and the hate that he's encountered mimics the "California Love" rapper's own stardom. "Watch my story, a kid with a rainbow hair got under everybody skin pulling every n**gas card," he wrote. "I'm gangsta and that's that."
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