Dez Bryant Criticized for Defending Tory Lanez After False Report About Rapper’s Assault Case

Ravens WR Dez Bryant faced backlash after he tweeted his support for Tory Lanez amid false reports that assault charges against him were dropped

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Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Dez Bryant caught heat online Thursday, after he tweeted his support for Tory Lanez amid online speculation that charges filed by Megan Thee Stallion were dropped—a report that was later confirmed as not true.

"Salute to a real 1 @torylanez," he wrote.  

🙏🏿 salute to a real 1 @torylanez

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 21, 2021

Bryant then began responding to people on Twitter, falsely claiming that the charges against Lanez had been dropped. 

When he was informed that the charges were not, in fact, dropped, he added, "Well if they aren't I'm going to hold off on my judgement... I understand the media... I pray for justice for the innocent." 

After the person continued to grill Bryant on his tweets, he added, "I didn't ask you to educate me on shit... I wasn't looking for it... you invaded my space." He made further thinly-veiled threats, even offering to "find a date" to confront the person replying to him. In his final tweet directly addressing the situation, he said that he's a fan of Tory Lanez, but "if the man shot a woman he wrong no buts about it." He continued, "But if you think I'm going to dislike somebody without the facts... go ahead and hate me... social media has taking away a lot of people self control."

I like Tory lanez music the man jam period.. if the man shot a woman he wrong no buts about it... but if you think I’m going to dislike somebody without the facts.. go ahead and hate me... social media has taking away a lot of people self control..

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) January 21, 2021

On Thursday (Jan. 21), a false report circulated that Megan Thee Stallion had dropped her charges against Tory Lanez. The news has since been confirmed as fake, and Megan directly addressed the situation in a series of tweets. "My story not changing and bitch you going to jail," she wrote. 

Bryant meanwhile, received plenty of criticism for his comments, with many people bringing up his history of domestic violence. In 2012, Bryant was arrested on a domestic violence charge after he allegedly struck his mother. 

See reactions to his support of Lanez below.

Reminder that Dez Bryant put hands on his own mother.

— Jay (@IYSKold) January 21, 2021

1. You love you some Tory don’t you?
2. Before speaking about a situation you not involved in you could go get the facts.
3. You arguing and threatening this man when you were wrong is a horrible look.
4. Put a woman you love in Meg shoes. You goin on Twitter and celebratin him?

— 1965 Logistics (@MacccSauce) January 21, 2021

Invaded your space? Nigga this is TWITTER 😂😂😂😂😂😭😭

— Marlo, Support me Bitch! (@CeeReeSpeaks) January 21, 2021

This nigga done lost it

— 🎱 (@YoungNick215) January 21, 2021

Bitch you ain’t catch shit

— … (@_laurengram) January 21, 2021

Dez Bryant slapping his own mother up so of course he will defend Tory Lanez. Abusers of a feather flock together.

— cp 🪩💋 (@theBKbelle) January 21, 2021

You ain’t mention that nigga ONE TIME since 2016 but got your ass on here to salute him behind a fake story. You consoled white ppl during the summer protests, now you consoling a damn abuser. What else should we expect from a man who hit his own damn mama, tho?

— Kristy Yamacoochie (@brownandbella) January 21, 2021

Dez Bryant siblings ain't beat his ass and it shows.

— Mazoku (@maven_marlon) January 21, 2021

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