An unreleased song by Tory Lanez has gone viral on TikTok just as the rapper’s conviction for the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion was delayed again.
In December, rapper Lanez – real name Daystar Peterson – was found guilty of shooting Megan in the foot after a 2020 party in the Hollywood Hills.
The Canadian artist was convicted by a Los Angeles jury of assault and gun possession. Prosecutors asked for a 13-year prison sentence and requested his deportation to his home country of Canada.
Peterson was due to be sentenced on Tuesday (June 13), but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Herriford accepted the defense’s last-minute request to delay his sentencing. It is now scheduled for August 7th.
Despite this, an unreleased track by Peterson titled “Hurts Me” is currently going viral on the video-sharing app TikTok.
Many videos using the new “striking face” filter include an audio clip of his song with the lyrics: “Don’t you realize it hurts me when I see you out?” / “Cause you’re having the best time of your life only when I’m not around.”
The title is trending on TikTok and has been used in more than 125,000 videos at the time of writing.
Critics slammed the clips on social media, writing in a tweet: “Everyone supports Meg until a Tory Lanez TikTok audio is trending, I’m sick of hearing this man.”
“For a Tory Lanez song to go viral on TikTok is proof there is no such thing as an abandon culture,” surmised another.
In April, Megan – real name Megan Pete – spoke for the last time about the shooting by Peterson and the public reaction to the shooting.
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Megan explained that she sees herself as “a survivor because I truly survived the unimaginable” rather than a “victim” and that she expected her trauma to be turned into a “running joke.”
The “Hot Girl Summer” hitmaker then explained that after the guilty verdict, she took time to work on herself and on new music. She said she will not discuss the shooting publicly again.
“I want these words to be the last time I speak to the press about this case,” she said.
“I understand the public intrigue, but in the interests of my sanity, I do not intend to relive the most traumatic experience of my life. I choose to change the narrative because I am more than just my trauma.”