Tory Lanez – Sorry But I Had To | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
“Sorry But I Had To” is the fourth track on Tory Lanez’s brand new album ‘DAYSTAR.’ On the song, the rapper goes hard at many of the artists in the industry who stood against him, especially surrounding the Megan Thee Stallion shooting incident.
Tory Lanez released his sixth studio album ‘DAYSTAR’ on September 25, 2020. The album title is a homage to the rapper’s birth name ‘Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson.’ Despite the legal and publicity situations surrounding the shooting, Tory Lanez released the album as scheduled. The first song of the album, titled “Money Over Fallouts,” is entirely dedicated to addressing this issue.
On “Sorry But I Had To,” Tory Lanez calls out several artists, and their actions and words spurt out without seeing actual facts. The song also features the outro by Yoko Gold.
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“Sorry But I Had To” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
One of the main arguments by Tory Lanez is that everybody talks without actually having proof of the incidents surrounding him. Everybody is quick to sympathize with the victim and often dismiss facts.
If you got shot from behind, how can you identify me?
With the above lyric, Tory Lanez hits two points. First, he further assures his claim that people will spread false claims, just because it is presented nicely or in a sympathetic platter. It also hints at the alleged shooting by Tory Lanez at Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020. Megan Thee Stallion sustained injuries in her foot from shattered glass, but Tory Lanez was framed for shooting her.
Tory Lanez calls out rapper Asian Doll was one quick to defend Megan Thee Stallion after the incident caught wind. Her entire argument was of the good of Megan which would indirectly mean Tory is at fault. Tory Lanez says he doesn’t even know her and neither does she know him. He goes one step further and says that he has never heard a song by Asian Doll.
Tory Lanez turns to Jojo with whom he collaborated on “Comeback (remix).” Jojo claimed to remove the remix from her album after the news of the incident spread. Tory Lanez asks why are they going to remove one of their songs which have most streams from their catalog.
Mention of the media personality and businesswoman Kylie Jenner in the lyrics is interesting as she was one of the attendants to the party where Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion attended before the shooting incident took place. It was a pool party in the Hollywood Hills.
Another mention on Tory Lanez’s “Sorry But I Had To,” is the Los Angeles Lakers player J. R. Smith, who called Tory Lanez a “clown” for shooting a woman. Tory Lanez mocks Smith’s basketball skills in return.
Think I’m finna talk about a open case just for some likes?
I promise we done worked too many nights
With the above lyrics, Tory Lanez mocks at all the people who suddenly have an opinion about him on social media. With social media, everybody has the power to create or spread any kind of news and most do it for likes, retweets, and fame. But on the other hand, Tory is working day in and out towards his goals.
Tory Lanez turns towards American rapper and actor Bun B, who apparently said that Tory should burn in a cage for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. But Tory tries to highlight that in a surge of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is funny how this man, also a black man, threatens to end his life.
Next up is Chance the Rapper who went on Twitter demanding justice for Megan Thee Stallion. Tory Lanez calls him “too irrelevant” to be even discussed further.
Next up is Masika Kalysha who went on extensive debates on Twitter to defend Megan Thee Stallion in proving her innocence in the shooting incident. Tory Lanez highlights her not-so-moral actions such as faking a kidnap to promote her OnlyFans account and also her involvement in the R.O.S.E. Project, which was found to be a fraud.
Tory Lanez also believes that he is being targeted because of his skin color. He compares himself to Chris Brown, who also has amassed a lot of bad publicity over his career. But even though he attempts to rectify his actions and be a straight-up citizen, still media takes him down for his past mistakes. Tory Lanez feels his situation is similar to that of Chris Browns’.
‘Famous Amos’ is a Famous Amos is a brand of cookies founded in Los Angeles in 1975 by Wally Amos, who is also a Black man who made a fortune all by himself. Due to financial troubles, Amos was forced to sell the Famous Amos Company. Tory Lanez claims that everyone is out to draw the blood of the Black man, even other Black men!
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