Tory Lanez broke his silence yesterday with the surprise release of new album ‘DAYSTAR.’
The LP and the content within are notable because they serve as his long-awaited response to allegations that he shot Megan Thee Stallion in the foot on July 12 – the same night he was arrested for gun possession (with the femcee in the car).
Despite the evidence (which includes Megan’s verbatim revelation that he pulled the trigger), Lanez used the project to deny the claims.
Feeding the the public’s appetite for more backstory on the matter, he used the length and breadth of the project to paint a picture of romance, jealousy, and chaos. As reported, Lanez clapped back at some of his musical peers too.
With many still rejecting him, what does that mean for the album’s first week prospects?
Find out below…
According to Hits Daily Double, the set (his first as an independent act) is on-course to premiere with the following:
[Sales Plus Streaming]
Suffice to say, while the numbers don’t slay, Lanez has jarringly managed to capitalize on the interest the masses have in the whole situation.
It’s clear many raced to streaming services to hear what he had to say; which he likely anticipated and played to – given that his “response” isn’t confined to one track but rather unfolds across many. Thus amplifying the numbers overall.
Still, he has his work cut out for him sustaining once the initial buzz fizzles.
We have a lot to say, but will simply leave it at: we wish Megan the best. Ultimately, she remains the only one in the equation that has presented a thorough account of what transpired, as well as why and how she got shot. Something Tory failed to do across 17 songs.