Rumors first started circulating on Twitter and then a video of what appears to be an argument surfaced online:
Tory Lanez must have had August Alsina stuttering before he dropped him like Travis Scott was when he asked him “are we apologizing or shooting the fade?”
Tory ain’t playing with y’all. Leave bro alone pic.twitter.com/O6Zhd0oekO
— $$$ (@worywanez) September 18, 2022
Word on the curb was that Tory knocked August out after the singer refused to shake his hand. GossipInTheCIty tweeted August was the aggressor and that he was pissed that Tory mentioned he wouldn’t “snitch” like August did in a song lyric. The Canadian entertainer was referencing when August shared with the world that he was having an affair with Jada Pinkett Smith - Will Smith’s wife.
Tory Lanez KO’d August Alsina tonight after August got froggy with Tory over something Tory said months ago. Tory was trying to show him love and August wanted to take it to a negative place & got knocked out! pic.twitter.com/51j9z8XB0w
— INSTA: @gossipofthecitytea (@GOTCITYTEA) September 18, 2022
New video of August and Tory’s run-in with one another just surfaced. Watch August skip out on dapping Tory up below:
The footage doesn’t show Tory actually punching August, but it does show the moment they first ran into one another and after the alleged “knock out.”
On Sunday, the “No Love” singer shared a picture of himself with a busted lip and a skinned knee in an elevator, along with a lengthy caption about what happened, as well as “leprechaun” jokes aimed at Tory. August also accused Tory of smoking a "blunt laced with cocaine."
”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," he captioned a photo of himself in a elevator with what appears to be a busted lip. "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. His ppl got the whole thing on camera, PUT. THE. FOOTAGE. OUT!! I’d like to see it :) anyway, leme go clean this blood off my face w/ some @encinawellness”
Folks started commenting that August's picture looked photoshopped, so he shared close up pictures of his injuries, which included a busted lip, a scrape on his arm and a skinned knee:
He captioned, “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. @encinawellness is the key to healing this. I b back with my results once I heal up.”
You’ll notice, August didn’t miss the opportunity to promote his new skincare line, Encina Wellness.
August also accused Tory or leaking the altercation to the media. He tweeted:
& y’all wouldn’t ever know about this if he didn’t try to go leak a story. Me & his ppl were the only ppl out there when this happened.
But for the sake of story telling.. we gone always stand on TRUTH https://t.co/44P1xugOuN
— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) September 18, 2022
"Y’all wouldn’t ever know about this if he didn’t try to go leak a story," he tweeted. "Me & his ppl were the only ppl out there when this happened. But for the sake of story telling.. we gone always stand on TRUTH."
As expected, Tory claims nothing that August Alsina said really happened:
”I don’t know what everybody talking about… But I’ve been in the studio….I’m not in anything negative…I’ve been working on myself…And being a better person [angel emojis],” Tory wrote on his IG Stories.
Guess we will have to wait and see if August Alsina decides to press charges against Tory, who is currently awaiting trial for allegedly shooting at raptress Megan Thee Stallion's feet in Summer 2020. According to Rolling Stone, the trial was supposed to start November 28th, but it has been delayed to December 8th as eyewitnesses are subpoenaed.
Hmm…maybe folks will finally believe Meg now.
Photos: August Alaina’s IG /Michael A Walker Jr/Shutterstock