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 HotNewHipop.com 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.