Tory Lanez drops surprise album Daystar

After getting fans and onlookers to swarm his IG to hear him break his silence on the Megan Thee Stallion situation, Tory Lanez pulled a 180 by announcing and releasing his latest project, Daystar.

With zero promotion leading up the the release—Tory’s sixth studio album—Tory announced the project just five minutes before it would hit digital streaming platforms.

“There is a time to stay silent. And a time to speak. I said all I could say on this … ALL PLATFORMS … in 5 MINUTES … #DAYSTAR”


Tory Lanez aka Daystar

Tory Lanez (Photo: @ToryLanez)

Daystar, a reference to Tory’s birth name (Daystar Peterson), is a 17-track project with a lone guest appearance in Toronto’s own Yoko Gold who features on “Sorry But I Had To…” and the outro, “Life.” Producers on the project include, according to Genius, Arcade City Beats, Basscharity, Chaz Jackson, Dez Wright, Foreign Teck, Haze, IanoBeatz, LNKmusic, Michael Sebastian Romero, Smash David, Stoopid Lou, Tenroc and Wallis Lane.

The album is pretty much the first anyone has really heard from Tory since a highly publicized incident in California on July 12, 2020 which left him jailed on gun charges. At the same time, public speculation began to build that Tory had shot Megan The Stallion in the feet, and images of her wounds quickly circulated social media after she was hospitalized. Megan took it a step further in late August when she went confirmed the allegations via Instagram Live.

“You shot me,” said Megan. “And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying and shit. Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand.” In the video, Megan also says the false reports about her injures being caused by glass surfaced because she didn’t initially tell police at the scene that Tory had shot her. She also cited a fear of how the police would react to knowing there was a gun in the car (which Tory ended up being charged for anyways):

“You think I’m about to tell police that we … us, Black people, got a gun in the car?” she said. “You want me to tell the law that we got a gun in the car so that they can shoot all of us up.”


Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion

Despite all that, Tory was never charged with shooting the “WAP” rapper, and Tory was not deported back to Canada, despite rumours which suggested otherwise. That doesn’t mean charges aren’t still coming, but as of right now the only charge stemming from the July 12 incident was a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. Tory was released on bail, which was initially set at $35K USD.

Daystar is available for streaming on various digital streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify via One Umbrella. Check it out below.

Artwork for Daystar by Tory Lanez

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