Tory Lanez is a Canadian singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and convicted felon. He rose to fame after releasing the mixtape Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story in August 2013. In 2015, he signed with the recording company Mad Love Records through Interscope Records.
Tory debut studio album, I Told You released in 2016, included the singles “Say It” and “Luv,” which reached no. 23 and 19 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Further, in 2018, he released his 2nd and 3rd studio albums, Memories Don’t Die and Love Me Now? The following year, he released his 4th studio album Chixtape 5, which reached no. 2 on the US Billboard 200. In 2020, Tory released his 5th studio album Daystar, which debuted at no. 10 on the Billboard 200. Earlier that year, he featured controversial responses to the revelations of his shooting fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Tory received a Grammy Award nomination for his song “Luv” and 4 Juno Awards throughout his career.
Tory Lanez Found Guilty Of Shooting Megan Thee Stallion
A Los Angeles jury on 23rd December Friday found rapper and singer Tory Lanez (30) guilty of 3 charges related to the incident that occurred in July 2020, where he shot a fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion (27) in the Hollywood Hills.
On 23rd December 2022, Tory was convicted of 3 charges:
- Assault with a semi-automatic firearm
- Having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle
- Discharging a firearm with gross negligence
The jury convicted Tory on all counts.
Megan accused Tory of shooting her foot after she exited a vehicle they were in following an argument.
In Megan’s testimony during the trial, she said things were tense in the car between Tory, her, and Kelsey Harris (former friend and assistant). Megan testified Tory wanted her to be clear with Kelsey about the fact that the 2 of them had been intimate. But Megan was uncomfortable doing so because she knew Kelsey had a crush on Tory. She said while she exited the car, it was then when Tory shot her.
Megan froze and was shocked. During the testimony, she showed incredible courage and vulnerability despite repeated attacks.
Tory did not take the stand in his defense during the 9-day trial. The jury, comprised of 5 men and 7 women, began deliberating on Thursday, 22nd December, and the verdict was reached on the 23rd of December, Friday afternoon.
After the verdict was announced, the sheriff took him out of the courtroom in handcuffs. He faced a maximum of 22 years in prison and possibly deportation back to his native Canada.
Tory Lanez Early Life:
Tory was born on 27th July 1992 in Brampton, Ontario. His parents belonged to Bajan and Curacao origin. Originally the family lived in Montreal, and later they were located in Miami, Florida.
After his mother’s death, due to his father’s job background, the family frequently moved throughout the United States. Later they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Tory met his friend Hakeem, who used to work as a janitor. Tory’s nickname “Lanez” was given by Hakeem.
In 2006, Tory was sent to live in Jamaica, Queens, in New York with his cousin Dahir Abib, but later because of his behavior issues, Tory was forced to move to Toronto with his grandmother. At age 15, he was all alone as his grandmother refused to be his guardian.
During this time, Tory started rapping and gave himself a nickname, Notorious; he also adopted his new moniker, “Tory Lanez.” At 16, Tory dropped out of the 10th grade and began performing songs at outdoor concerts. At 17, he began singing; however, he had never received any vocal training.
Tory Lanez Family Background:
Tory was born to Sonstar and Luella. His father used to work as an ordained minister and missionary. After his mother’s death, his father remarried. Tory, from his father’s side, has two half-siblings.
Tory Lanez Education:
Tory attended Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School and dropped out in 10th standard.
Tory Lanez Physical stats:
Tory stands 5 ft 7 in tall and weighs around 68 kg. He has a slim body build. Further, he has black hair and dark brown eyes. Tory’s distinctive features include wearing a cap or a hat, having tattoos, and wearing shiny jewelry and accessories.
Tory Lanez Birth Signs:
According to tory’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Leo. Currently, he is 30 years old. Further, his birth flower is Water Lily, and his ruling planet is the sun.
Tory Lanez Net Worth:
Tory is one of the popular rappers. He is a singer and a, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director. His estimated networth is $4 million.
In 2014, Tory founded the record label/management company One Umbrella, which also has a clothing line called Forever Umbrella.
Tory Lanez Relationship Status:
Tory is currently single. He has a 5-year-old son named Kai’Lon, born on 13th December 2022 in Los Angeles. His mother’s name is still a mystery.
Earlier, Tory was in several relationships, which included some popular names like Trina, Kaylin Garcia, Masika Kalysha, Bria Myles, Nakita Johnson, Kash Doll, Joseline Hernandez, and Megan Thee Stallion.
Tory Lanez Career:
In 2009, Tory released his debut mixtape TL 2 TO. He then created some music videos and posted them on his YouTube channel. Sean Kingston got interested in Tory after watching a video of him freestyling over the song “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley.” In early 2010, Sean met Tory during Justin Bieber’s tour, and later tory performed with him live. That same year, Tory released the 4 mixtapes, One Verse One Hearse, Just Landed, Playing for Keeps, and Mr. 1 Verse Killah. Further, in 2011, he signed a record deal with Sean’s Time is Money Entertainment and released more mixtapes, which included Chixtape, Mr. Peterson, and Swavey. Tory then left the label to be an independent artist.
Tory released the mixtape, Sincerely Tory (2012), Conflicts of My Soul: The 416 Story (2013), and Chixtape II (2014). Further, in April 2014, he released 2 episodes of the “Public Swave Announcement,” behind the scenes of the “These Things Happen Tour” along with Rockie Fresh and G-Eazy. On 2nd June 2014, Tory released the song “Teyana,” and on 6th June, he released “The Godfather.” In this song, he announced his upcoming series called Fargo Fridays, where he will release on Fridays songs, albums, or videos on HotNewHipHop. Later that month, he released songs like “Talk On Road,” “I’ll Be There,” and “Balenciagas.”
After releasing several songs from the series, Tory released a song called “The Mission” to celebrate his tour announcement on 14th August 2014. On 3rd April 2015, Tory released the single “In For It” for his upcoming EP, and on 8th May 2015, he released another song, “Ric Flair,” which featured Rory Trustory. Further, on 22nd May 2015, Tory released the 2nd single for the EP, “Acting Like.” On 19th June 2015, he announced that the EP would be titled, Cruel Intentions and released it on 26th June 2015. That same day he also released a single, “Karrueche.”
On 15th July 2015, Tory released the 1st single off his debut album, “Say It”. He also signed with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love Records and Interscope Records. On 18th September 2015, Tory released the single “BLOW.” On 25th December 2015, Tory released 2 mixtapes, Chixtape III and The New Toronto. On 18th January 2016, “LA Confidential” was released as the 2nd single for the album. On 28th January 2016, he made a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! A month later, he released a remix of “Uber Everywhere.” On 4th March 2016, Tory released the song “Tim Duncan,” which was a part of his Fargo Fridays series. Further, the next week, he released the song “Real Addresses.”
On 1st April 2016, Tory and ASAP Ferg announced “The Level Up Tour.” On 8th April 2016, Tory and ASAP Ferg collaborated on the song “Line Up the Flex” to promote their “Level Up” tour. On 6th May 2016, he released 2 songs, “For Real” and “Unforgetful,” and on 29th July 2016, Tory released the official 2nd single, “Luv.” On 19th august 2016, I Told You was released. On 5th July, he released 2 remixes, “Controlla” and “I Got the Keys.” Further, on 20th July, he announced the I Told You tour was scheduled. On 2nd March 2018, he released his 2nd studio album, Memories Don’t Die. On 26th October 2018, he released another album titled Love Me Now. Further, on 15th November 2019, Tory released an album, Chixtape 5, and on 10th April 2020, he also released another album titled The New Toronto 3.
On 20th March 2020, Tory collaborated with singer Buju Banton to remix “Trust.” Further, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tory hosted “Quarantine Radio” on Instagram Live. On 14th May 2020, he, via his own One Umbrella imprint, released the single “Temperature Rising”; the release marked his 1st release as an independent artist, and he departed from Interscope Records. On 10th July, he released 3 singles, “Simple Things, with DJDS and Rema, “Staccato,” and “392”. On 25th September 2020, he released his 5th album, Daystar; it was his 1st project since departing Interscope earlier in the year. On the album, he defends himself in several songs against the claims that he shot rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Tory Lanez Social Appearance:
On Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, Tory has around 11.7M, 2.4M, and 2.2M followers, respectively. Further, on his YouTube channel, he has around 4.25M subscribers. He has a vast collection of videos and pictures from his professional and personal life. He often shares a post with his son.