The internet is abuzz today after reports of an altercation between Tory Lanez and August Alsina.
The initial source of the information was the Twitter account @GOTCITYTEA, which claimed that the two artists had engaged in an altercation after exchanging harsh words online, with the first tweet reading,
“Tory Lanez KO’d August Alsina tonight after August got froggy with Tory over something Tory said months ago. Tory was trying to show him love and August wanted to take it to a negative place & got knocked out!”
The account added that August was the cause of the issue with the account saying it was due to Tory's opinion on August opening up about his affair with Will Smith's wife.
“August was the negative one , not Tory. August felt some kind of way because Tory said he wouldn’t have ‘snitched’ on Jada like August did. Tory tried to shake his hand and August ignored him. Tory asked him about it and August got negative and told him to keep that same energy," the account added.
The 'Say It' rapper hasn't confirmed the news although a news outlet The Neighborhood Talk got a vague response that Tory would later disprove.
The 'Entanglements' singer for his part has also given his side of the story saying where he posted a picture of himself on Instagram with a bloody mouth and a description of their exchange.
He claims that Lanez approached him while flanked by eight security personnel, and expressed resentment that Alsina hadn't greeted him.
“Tory continues to ask w/ a broken ego why I didn’t dap him up, I go on to tell him.. I was a fan of him and didn’t understand him speaking on my business publicly In the past, because I don’t know him or ever met him until last night. So when he spoke it caught me off guard because of his past actions, I assumed he didn’t like me, that’s all.”
He then added that his doctor had recommended that he doesn't shake people's hands due to illnesses like Covid-19 and Monkeypox.
Alsina also claimed that Tory had sucker-punched him and that Lanez's should release the recording of the alleged incident.
“Never any disrespectful words were exchanged, so I was a bit confused at how somehow he turnt him self up w/ anger … and he snuck me when I turned my head to move to the side amongst all his antsy moving and to keep an eye on the endless n***as that was w/ him surrounding me. … There was never a ‘fight’! Simply an Assault. Dude has no real friends, and is on a crash out mission.”
But sources who spoke to Rolling Stone dispute August's claim saying there was no fight between the two.