Nicki Minaj Tory Lanez

Text messages are prone to misinterpretation. Especially when you're texting someone who is overly sensitive and tends to take everything the wrong way.

That's what happened to 25-year-old Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, right, who lost a Nicki Minaj feature over a text mix-up.

American rapper Nicki Minaj demanded the "Say It" rapper remove her guest verse from his song "Shooters" after she misinterpreted a text message he sent her about the verse.

Tory had initially secured a feature from the hip-hop superstar for his new album, Memories Don't Die, but fans were left confused after noticing Nicki was no longer among the credited artists on the CD.

Tory explained to why the "No Frauds" MC pulled her appearance on the project after he sent her a badly-worded text message, which she may have taken as offensive.

"I was telling her something about the verse. I wasn't saying it was bad or anything, her verse was incredible, and I'm also like, a super Nicki fan. But I was telling her something, and it may have came off -- 'cause I was texting her, and it may have came off in a different way, she probably read it in a different way than I said it."

He continued: "I think it maybe kinda came off a little bit arrogant, or I kinda said something I shouldn't have said about her verse, and she was like, 'Well, it's not that serious. Take my verse off the thing.' We was like, 'Aight.'"

Tory admits the communication mix-up was all on him, but he didn't go out of his way to try and explain himself to Nicki.

Still, he hopes the two artists will be able to work together again.

"I love Nicki Minaj when it comes down to her music and the whole thing, but I'm not a reacher (reaching out again)," he said. "Once a ni--a says it's quiet (done), it's quiet. Maybe in the future when the time is right, we'll do something that's right, that we both feel comfortable with."

Nicki has been laying low while working on her epic comeback album that will make everything forget about a certain one-hit Bronx rapper.

If you live in the greater Atlanta area, Tory will be at the DTLR store inside the South DeKalb Mall today (March 7) signing copies of his CD, starting at 5 P.M.

Tory Lanez

  • Indies beauty

    Yes Nicki... I would of done the same thing.... give me my sh*t back. Beggars can't be choosers.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Ain't like she was gonna say anything other than everybody's her "son" and "daughter". How many different ways are you guys going to listen to this bullshat before realizing she isn't saying anything ground breaking?

  • Hugga Bunch

    Tory no worries, just call Tiffany Haddish, she'll do it.

  • Karen Brady

    At the end of this day the two of them both have more money in the bank than I do so I'll let them settle this while I balance my little checkbook. Puh-leaze. NEXXXXTTTTTTTTTTT.

  • Karen Brady

    PREACH ON!!!!

  • Malai

    Why didn’t his scary ass just call her and explain... u never can really pick up on a person’s tone in a text unless u really REALLY know them.. He should’ve just stepped to her like a man and now his goofy ass ending up with nothing ?

  • missarewa


  • 100milesperhour

    This automated world has created socially awkward idiots.The phones are smarter than the users. Even his explanation reads as incoherent; can't string a sentence together. Calling her never crossed his mind, smh.

  • Bossy704

    Feature an independent or up and coming female rapper. Angel Haze is amazing and she can sing. Gifted Gab, Gavlyn, Tommie - Give some body with BARS a chance. I don't want to hear about Nicki's coochie anyway.

  • Roxie Moxie

    No shade to her, but the way she's going, she'll do just about anything for a check.
    I'm all for supporting black people, but it begs the question:

    ....are there any black people who, when they are offered a specific kind of role (mostly degrading), are they any that say, 'Hey, I will not do this" and give their reasons, or is it all about the benjamins?
    Same goes for these so-called "music artists".

  • monique

    He wasn't begging though. It's probably her first time dealing with someone who said OK, forget it then and didn't beg her.

  • datjerk

    He'll be ok.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Why would anyone be scared of Nikki. He probably said f it

  • Roderick2011

    Illiteracy strikes again.


    Today come off arrogant but for some reason I like about him. He speaks his mind and admit his wrong always. But Tami Roman said it, thru text messages "U Good" can be taken different was. Just pick up the phone when you know you maybe dealing with a sensitive person. Which I am ??


    yes with a high profile artist like Nicki you have to call..

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Shout out to Dave Chappelle for refusing to put on a dress. Have some damn boundaries damnit!

  • You Could Never

    Nicki has been laying low while working on her epic comeback album

    After 4...going on 5 years? A half of a damn DECADE.

    Nah. Im good. Truly

  • Roxie Moxie

    Meee toooo! hahaha I need to hear your voice so I can get the true tone and voice inflection. F all this text sh*t. lol

  • Roxie Moxie

    WORD!!!!! There's always one out the bunch who remains real.

  • Malai

    “Scary” is just lingo, love. But who handles business thru text? ? especially something big like a record that is going to make you thousands... there is no room for miscommunication.. but they should know that

  • Malai

    Exactly ?

  • ShelbyMoore

    What does that mean....that they both have more money than you? Having more money than you means what? That they're better than you? What?

  • Malai

    Meaning that these two wealthy ppl will be just fine with or without the record.. Karen have to still go back to her life and grind so their pettiness means nothin and it isn’t benefical to her bank account ? #NEXTCASE

  • indano

    someone who really could care

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    +1 ... We real good... ?

  • Malai


  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    We all the way good lol

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Quitedeliteful


  • Indies beauty

    I don't think it was her first time... she has been in the game since 07. I'm sure she's heard a no or two because she does plenty of features with all sorts of artist....he came at her a little wrong after asking her to be on the track. He was begging.

  • Quitedeliteful


  • MookieFly

    I second Angel Haze. She's actually got flow. A tad energetic, but girl is talented

  • NeverSurprised


  • jeniefrumdabloc™


  • NeverSurprised

    "We was like, ‘Aight.' "

    And you're telling me that someone who speaks like that has difficulty communicating cogently? Hard to believe.

  • Applebum

    I can’t take people who’d rather text than talk. Some people will have a whole conversation through texts. Or they’ll ask you questions that needs long replies. I ignore people who are like that. After 3-4 replies, I just ignore them and if I feel bad, I’ll let hours go by then hit them with an “Okay.” therefore I know they’ll be over the whole conversation since hours have gone by. They won’t care to continued by then.

    I don’t mind texting if the person can’t talk on the phone at the moment and it’s important but texting just to text? Nope. I’m glad I’m an eighties baby because these 90s babies with their “wyd” I couldn’t. ?

  • Yoni7

    Text messages are prone to misinterpretation. Especially when you’re texting someone who is overly sensitive and tends to take everything the wrong way.
    THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate texting and even when I try to spell everything out and 'type slowly', folks still be "touched". One wrong comma, exclamation point or period and you might as well throw the whole damn text conversation away. Was JUST arguin' with somebody YESTERDAY because something was read wrong. Let's get back to phone callin'.

  • Yoni7

    I refuse to read a text that looks like slave on paper. Won't. DO. IT!

  • Applebum

    “Maybe in the future when the time is right, we’ll do something that’s right, that we both feel comfortable with.”

    Read between the lines. Maybe the verse that Nicki sent over to him she was taking more shots at Cardi B and he mentioned something about it, that’s why her reply was “It’s not that serious. Take my verse off the thing then.” Just like with the Motorsport song “controversy” she was taking shots at Cardi, Cardi was upset with Offset and them, they then last minute put Cardi on it. This Tory guy is cool with the Migos.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    We love Tory!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Is there a rapper nowadays who doesn't have tattoos all over his hands and neck? Is that the new thing now? That stuff just looks gross to me.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Instead of explaining this to the media he should have dialed Nicki's digits and explained it to her. I guess he really didn't give two shyts...

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Too many haters and so called friends using Nick's coattail.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Phone callin' ain't neva coming back...I try to call (the younger generation) they can't talk. I text and they can font all day and night...

  • You Could Never

    Agree. If you want to reach someone 25 or younger you better text. NONE of them talk on the phone. Not nah one. Phone calls gone the way of the newspaper and how nobody reads em anymore

  • Yoni7

    Then they won't hear from me. I ain't got time to text yo ass all day. I just don't.

  • You Could Never

    I dont either but I got a lot of kids in my fam including my own. When I DO call them they like that Karlie Redd one was listening. I text the 13 yo every DAY her chores and to see if she made it home. I normally pre-text it and set it on delay to send at 3 pm daily

  • Smoke

    Come back?? I didn't even realize she was even was even here.... I've tried to listen to her music and just can't get into it...

  • SweetTEE

    So you took the time to explain all this in an interview but failed to pick up the phone and actually explain it to her? Then you say that you're not a "reacher"? So you were ok with her feeling like that & you're a fan? Gon somewhere with your arrogant ass.

    How many of us come across people who carry ish like this? Gets on my nerves.

  • Yoni7


  • Karen Brady

    Ooh! Ooh! me! Just put a fool out of my life for this very same shat. Get the hell on.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL :-)

  • Karen Brady

    No not at all.. just saying I have bigger real life day-to-day things to deal with.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yeah no clue who dis iz.. Im too old to even care that I don't either...

  • SweetTEE

    Yes, get your in the way ass out my way

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If he thinks she took it the wrong way he could have called her to clarify, and try to smooth things out. Nothing wrong with a little humility every now and then.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Sounds to me like HE WAS NOT PRESSED to have her on his music. Why is that a shocker.? HE77 everybody ain't into kissing and nor catering to folk. I ain't mad at him.. In fact I SALUTE the guy for not giving a fux!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Some people can give out criticism, but have a hard time taking it.

  • Monday

    The real reason is Nicki can't have too many light on her now. Her brother still makes the news are very newsworthy. That would just be bad for her. I think she is doing what Chris Brown SHOULD'VE DONE after Rihanna situation "Take a Year or 2 off". Also all turns into Cardi B right now. That single would`ve survived a day honestly.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    HELLO!!! OK!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was with you all the way through this font. I have an ex-coworker who calls and complains about work. It grates my nerves as soon as she texts me WYD. She texts this then wants to call and vent non-stop. I don't answer until late or never.

  • Yup, I said it

    Being a longtime industry hoe will make you sensitive to criticism. He should just get CardI or Remi Ma on the track NikI isn't worth the headache.

  • hi-liter

    This batch Nicki seems like the type that would want folk to lick on her over filled arse.....He is a solid singer and he prolly didn't need her on the album anyway....glad he didn't try to "explain" what he meant....people like her feel like they too big in the game to be criticized.

  • ?Royalty?


  • imright

    Tory lanez annoys the hell outta me ! his music is mediocore at best, hes over confident & he over explains everything. bye nig???

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • SDot

    Nicki need to grow up.
    No one can construct her.
    Insecure chick!

  • Trace da Ace

    Nicki has been laying low while working on her epic comeback album that will make everything forget about a certain one-hit Bronx rapper.
    ummm......I dont think so....I think we are ALL over Nikki and the sound of her voice....her reign has ended....time for some fresh faces.....

  • Angela Flowers

    She needs to sing more. Her singing voice is lovely. I can't remember that one song she was featured on with August Alsina but she had a verse that went something like "me and them girls, we ain't the same boo". That's probably her best verse ever.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    No Love was the song and I use to play the shit out of it. I can't stand Nicki but I loved that song

  • TheWildChild

    Exactly ? I'm so sick of these "touched" text people ? I don't respond and then I'll get a #WhyMe movement reply from their '''touched" selves. Eventually, they'll pick up the phone and call ??

  • TheWildChild

    Ha! ? When guys I meet ask for my number, it's given with a full disclosure of my No Text rule. ? Don't text me no novel or sequel, don't ask me to send a pic nor don't text me any ? pics...if you do, I'm gonna text you back a bigger & better looking Safaree-size ?. ?

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    He should have took the verse and just say "Thank you".

  • He sounds wrong

    He shouldn’t have sent her anything about her verse that could be misconstrued as “arrogant.” He’s a newbie and at this point, hate it or love it, she’s the hottest female rapper in the game, and the most successful, ever. That was his first mistake. His second mistake was not rectifying the mistake. He is going to be another Mo’Nique. When keeping it real and refusing to “ass kiss” goes wrong.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sit your lame ass down. How about you just tell what you said? U know what? NM.


  • Quitedeliteful


  • Nina

    “ one-hit Bronx rapper”. Lmao, U tried it.. let’s see her make us forget without a feature or let’s see her make us forget that shooting star that left her in the dust.. #BardiGang

  • Yoni7

    Text messages are the POSTER CHILD for "lost in translation". I SWEAR!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey jenie!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™


  • MRiGOThim

    Nicki don't need the feature, clout, money, or notoriety she's like 80 mil in & was like FUCK IT take my shit off...#BOSSBYTCH

  • MRiGOThim

    Tory would've had to write the feature for Cardi since we know she doesn't write her own music...hell she barely speak correct English :P