After the Grammy's pulled Kanye West from the 2022 ceremony and requests rolled in for him to be dropped from Coachella, Tory Lanez is standing up for Black males everywhere.
This week, Ye was pulled from the Grammy performance lineup following his social media taunting of Pete Davidson, who is currently dating West's ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. The award show called the "Stronger" rapper's online behavior in recent week's "concerning." The announcement comes amid a growing petition demanding that Ye be scrapped from headlining Coachella.
Lanez spoke up for West on Twitter Monday, writing, "WE ARE BLACK MEN ... AND WE MATTER."
I don’t care what y’all have to say .... WE ARE BLACK MEN ... AND WE MATTER ... don’t wait till we are all lynched , lied on and character assassinated to realize they have removed all of our legends and role models from the conversation— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) March 21, 2022
In response to the mini-cancellation of Yeezy, Lanez took it a step further by launching a Change.org petition titled "KEEP OUR BLACK MEN ON COACHELLA AND ALL OTHER FESTIVALS." In the description, he claims that the music industry targets many of its successful Black male musicians.
"We must make a change .. so we can keep our black men thriving," Lanez wrote on the petition that has attracted 1,000 signatures.
The support comes after Ye shared a video earlier this month revealing that Lanez gave him advice regarding his situation with Kardashian. He says the "Say It" crooner told him to allow God to speak through him.
Kanye West reveals Tory Lanez gave him life advice and claims Pete Davidson texted him bragging about being in bed with Kim Kardashian. pic.twitter.com/xFrS2CwWyt— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 13, 2022
Lanez knows a thing or two about cancel culture, as he has seen his career take a significant hit after being accused of shooting former friend, rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Their case remains ongoing.