On Monday, Tory Lanez sat down with Tim Westwood to talk everything from his latest release, “Love Me Now?” to his rap battle with Joyner Lucas. During the interview, the “Talk To Me” singer also opened up about Tekashi69’s criminal case and compared him to both Bobby Shmurda and the late, legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur.
“It’s a tough situation,” Lanez said of 6ix9ine’s legal drama. “Very good guy…The thing about it is every time I seen him, he’s always joking around,” adding that, “Behind all of the extra shit, he’s a really funny, genuine, warm-hearted kid. ….I wish jail on nobody.”
As Lanez continued, he likened the rapper’s situation to that of Bobby Shmurda, but with way more reach. “It’s really sad to see somebody at that platform,” he said. “It kinda reminds me of, like, Bobby Shmurda. But Bobby Shmurda didn’t even get to go as far. For somebody to go that far, you got Kanye, Nicki Minaj, your album’s dropping. It’s like, the only n*gga who had shit like that popping was Tupac.”
“When Tupac was in jail he dropped the biggest album,” Lanez explained, referencing Pac’s “Me Against The World” album, which has since achieved multi-platinum status with more than 3 million sold, as of 2011. “Not to say this is the biggest album of all f*cking time, but it was a pretty big moment. It’s sad he’s gotta be locked up during it, is all I’m saying.”
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