Jack Harlow Explains Not Removing Tory Lanez From "What’s Poppin"
Jack Harlow made waves with his track “What’s Poppin,” which arrived at the top of the year. Then, he dropped the remix featuring DaBaby, Lil Wayne and Tory Lanez in June, which further stamped the track as a hit. And now, Jack has spoken out on why he opted against removing Tory from his song following the Toronto artist’s shooting incident involving Megan Thee Stallion.
During an interview with Power 106’s morning show co-hosts Teddy Mora and DJ Carisma on Wednesday (Dec. 9), the 2020 XXL Freshman said that he doesn’t have the power to judge what transpired between Tory and Megan over the summer because he wasn’t present.
“I don’t think I’m God,” he explains. “I don’t have no room to judge anybody. I wasn’t there when this and that happened, I don’t know anything.”
Jack later says, “For me, it’s music. And I think there’s a certain integrity you have to keep as an artist.” He adds that there’s three sides to every story.
Lil Wayne, who was under fire after meeting with President Trump back in October, wasn’t taken off of the song either.
Jack Harlow also shared his thoughts on “cancel culture” and how it’s impacting the music industry.
“I just hate the pack mentality,” he continues. “People can’t wait to say who they hate next. Just a lot of judgment and laziness and… you know, people aren’t perfect, bro. I feel like people should be able to recover from their mistakes. We’re under the scope. They can’t wait for me to slip up. I’ll tell you that.”
News of the Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion incident, in which Meg accused Tory of shooting her, first surfaced online in July. Following these reports, R&B singers Kehlani and JoJo both removed the rapper-crooner from their songs, “Can I” and “Comeback,” respectively.
As for Jack, he drops his debut album That’s What They All Say on Friday (Dec. 11).
Check out Jack Harlow speaking on keeping Tory Lanez on his “What’s Poppin (Remix)” around the 10:07-mark below.
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