Although Lanez has been on the promotional circuit to discuss his music, his unspoken rivalry with Drake seems to continue to shade coverage of him. He certainly hasn’t helped in this regard, releasing his own version of Drake’s “Controlla” and repeatedly taking subliminal shots at him while claiming not to have any beef with his fellow Toronto artist.
“I just like that song. That’s all it was,” he told Sway Calloway about “Controlla” at the beginning of August. “I’m not a hater. I’ve expressed this before. I’ve never been hater. We like you. We just want to be #1. Is there a problem with that? Can I be the best? Can y’all watch me be great? Will y’all allow me to do that?” To his credit, Drake sent some shots of his own, rapping “All you boys doing fake ‘Controllas’ wanna be me a little,” during his “Summer Sixteen” tour.
Regardless, clearly Lanez is looking to make a statement of his own with his debut project. You can purchase Tory Lanez’ I Told You on iTunes here or stream it via Apple Music.