Earlier this week, Tory Lanez sat down for an interview with Tim Westwood, and the two spoke about 6ix9ine's current incarceration. "It's really sad to see somebody at that platform...it kinda reminds me of, like, Bobby Shmurda," he explained. "For somebody to go that far, you got Kanye, Nicki Minaj, your album's dropping. It's like, the only n***a who had shit like that popping was 2Pac."
Lanez was making reference to 6ix9ine dropping his album DUMMY BOY behind bars as 2Pac did with Me Against the World, which arrived at the peak of his popularity. After receiving some pushback, Lanez, who's featured on the DUMMY BOY track "Kika," went to Twitter to try and clarify his statements.
"I did not compare 6ix9ine to 2Pac," he tweeted. "I just said they both dropped big albums from jail at the level of fame that they had." The Game was among those who took his comparison a bit differently, ranting in a now deleted Instagram post telling rappers to stop comparing anyone to 2Pac. "You don't know 2Pac to make that comparison," he says in the video.
In response, Tory Lanez posted to his Instagram story. "Stop the subliminals," he wrote.