August Alsina has claimed that Tory Lanez assaulted him in a "sneak attack" after his show in Chicago this weekend. Alsina posted a series of pictures on Instagram of injuries to his mouth, arms, and legs alongside a lengthy caption in which the musician states that Lanez is responsible for the wounds.
"Me after a toupee’d sneak attack then being man handled by buku security one deep, as the jealous leprechaun run’s back off into the building," the caption reads.
Continuing to take aim at Lanez' height, he added: "As I’m exiting the building after the show last night, A 4’11 sized leprechaun ran down on me w/ 8 oversized security nigxas, whom I greeted each individually upon their walk up as they tried to press me. Whole time, I’m one deep. No security. 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. Not to mention, with my history of health & condition just recently overcoming being paralyzed, my doctor directed me not to compromise my health while out on road and shake as less hands as possible due to corona, & monkeypox."
He continued: "Never any disrespectful words were exchanged, so i was a bit confused at how somehow he turnt him self up w/ anger after hitting a blunt laced with cocaine obviously, (i heard the fizzle) 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 niggas that was w/ him surrounding me. Which was security and some nigxa with a gun tucked… whom he then proceeded to run behind and hide to run back in the building. There was never a 'fight'! Simply an Assault. Dude has no real friends, and is on a crash out mission. With that said, I was gone keep it G & not come to the net, but you moving with foul intent feeding falsities to blogs to look for a 'moment' cus them moments ain’t happening on stage for u. I will assist you in that, gracefully."
Lanez has denied that he assaulted Alsina, claiming he was in the recording studio at the time of the alleged attack. Speaking to DJ Akademiks, he said, "I don't even know what the kid is talking about. I don't know if he is doing promo, I don't know what that n*gga is talking about."
Last week it was reported that Lanez' trial for allegedly firing a loaded weapon at Megan Thee Stallion had been pushed back until December.
The FADER has reached out to representatives of both artists for comment.
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