On Wednesday, Tory Lanez was involved in a physical altercation during the Toronto stop of his Memories Don’t Die tour. The Canadian singer was about to begin his signature crowd-surf when, according to a fan-shot video of the incident, he began throwing punches at a concertgoer in the crowd. There’s no word what set off the singer, but late Thursday night, Lanez took to Instagram to defend himself.
“I just wanna address something I’ve seen today. I go on the blogs and I see ‘Tory Lanez swung at a fan and fouled off on a fan at his concert last night,'” he began. “I want y’all to understand two things. Number one, there’s a difference between someone who comes to your show as a fan and somebody who comes to your show to cause you a problem and to cause you bodily harm,” the 25-year-old contested.
Tory defended his ritual of crowd-surfing and said it’s usually a peaceful interaction between him and the fans at performances. It’s still unclear what exactly prompted the aggressive reaction from the “Say It” crooner.
Check out Tory Lanez’s explanation and the dispute in question below.