Tory Lanez is being investigated by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for allegedly assaulting August Alsina on September 17 in Chicago – a new case that follows his alleged firearm assault on Megan Thee Stallion – and, as a result, has been kicked off Rip Michaels’ tour.
In an Instagram post dated September 18, Alsina claimed that Lanez assaulted him after he “refused to dap him up or shake his hand.”
“We are aware of the allegations that the defendant attacked artist August Alsina and are investigating these claims,” the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a statement. “The allegations are serious and will be thoroughly examined.”
Alsina posted a picture on Instagram on Sunday (September 18), showing a swollen face and a bloody lip following a concert at Chicago’s Arie Crown Theater. The singer typed a lengthy caption to accompany the photo, explaining what happened between Lanez and himself.
“As I’m exiting the building after the show last night,” Alsina expressed. “A 4’11 sized leprechaun ran down on me w/ 8 oversized security ni**as, whom I greeted each individually upon their walk up as they tried to press me. Whole time, I’m one deep. No security.”
Alsina continued later in the post, detailing Tory’s alleged physical assault and why the rapper was upset. August stated Lanez asked “w/ a broken ego” why he “didn’t dap him up.” The New Orleans singer then shared that he assumed he and Tory were not on the best terms, and that he’s been advised by his doctor not to shake hands. According to his post, the situation then turned violent.
“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 ni**as that was w/ him surrounding me,” Alsina wrote.
Alsina continued, noting that Tory’s security also had a gun, and that the Toronto artist ran and hid behind his guards. “There was never a ‘fight’! Simply an assault.”
However, Lanez has denied any kind of altercation took place while speaking to Akademiks during a recent live stream.
“Nothing happened,” he said. “I don’t even know what this kid is talking about, brother.” Akademiks followed up with: “So you not involved?” to which Lanez replied: “No, hell no! I don’t know if he’s doing [this for] promo. I don’t know what that n*gga is talking about, bruh.”
Right before the alleged assault, Alsina claimed Lanez took a hit from “a blunt laced with cocaine”.