Rip Micheals says he witnessed Tory Lanez’s assault of August Alsina … and FIRES Lanez from tour
- Alsina, 30, said run-in took place after a show in Chicago
- He said Lanez, 30, was backed up by ‘eight oversized security’ guards
- Alsina said Lanez was upset he hadn’t acknowledged him in the past
- Lanez was smoking marijuana ‘laced with cocaine’ in the incident, Alsina said
- Lanez denied the allegations, claiming he was working on new music
- Micheals said he saw the altercation occur and has fired Lanez as a result
- He confirmed the version of the story Alsina presented about the incident
Rip Micheals says he personally saw Tory Lanez’s assault of August Alsina, and has fired Lanez from the Fall Back In Love Comedy & Music Jam tour he presides over.
The comedy and music impresario, speaking Monday with TMZ, confirmed that he witnessed the incident in which Lanez hit Alsina in the face with a sucker punch, saying that the dispute was over Lanez’s anger Alsina would not acknowledge him.
Micheals told the outlet that Alsina did not pretend all was good with Lanez, who has publicly criticized him in the past.
The latest: Rip Micheals says he personally saw Tory Lanez’s assault of August Alsina, and has fired Lanez from the Fall Back In Love Comedy & Music Jam tour he presides over. He was pictured in 2018
When Lanez brought his entourage to confront Alsina on the perceived slight, Alsina attempted to explain himself, at which point Lanez threw a sucker punch, Micheals said.
Micheals said that Lanez – who has issued a vague denial of any wrongdoing – initially apologized for the ambush. Micheals said that he let Lanez go from the ongoing tour to preserve backstage morale in the wake of the attack on Alsina, who is also on the tour.
Alsina missed a concert because he had to get stitched up at an urgent care facility, Micheals said.
Alsina took to Instagram Sunday accusing Lanez of striking him Saturday in Chicago in an ambush in which Lanez was flanked by ‘eight oversized security’ guards.
Lanez was seen last week in LA at a trial involving Megan Thee Stallion
Micheals said that he let Lanez go from the ongoing tour to preserve backstage morale in the wake of the attack on Alsina, who is also on the tour
Alsina missed a concert because he had to get stitched up at an urgent care facility, Micheals said
The 30-year-old musical artist put up a lengthy post accompanied by a shot of him sporting a bloody mouth while slouched along the wall of an elevator.
The New Orleans native said that Lanez, 30, and his group of associates confronted him while he was exiting a show and encroached him physically.
The I Luv This S*** performer said that Lanez grilled him on why he hadn’t past acknowledged him.
Alsina said that his silence toward Lanez was linked to negative things he had said about him when he opened up about his involvement with Jada Pinkett Smith.
‘I was a fan of him and didn’t understand him speaking on my business publicly,’ Alsina said. ‘In the past, because I don’t know him or ever met him until last night. So when he spoke it caught me off guard because of his past actions, i assumed he didn’t like me, that’s all.’
Alsina said he is also under medical orders to shake as few hands ‘as possible due to corona, & monkeypox.’
Alsina recounted his allegations in a detailed Instagram post on Sunday
Lanez said that he had no involvement in any incident akin to what Alsina was describing
Alsina said that Lanez sucker punched him as he was trying to depart.
‘There was never a “fight”! Simply an Assault,’ Alsina said.
Lanez was smoking marijuana ‘laced with cocaine’ at the time of the assault, according to Alsina, and had the encounter filmed.
Lanez and his associates swiftly departed in the wake of the run-in, Alsina said, claiming the rapper ‘proceeded to run behind and hide to run back in the building.’
Alsina took to the site with another post in which he shared a variety of images documenting his injuries, including a busted lip
The recording artist showed off an image of his bloodied lip in the wake of the incident
Alsina also shared images of scrapes to his elbow and knee he suffered in the alleged fracas
Alsina said that he publicly spoke about the issue in the wake of hearing that Lanez was putting out a false account of what had happened.
Later, Alsina shared a series of shots documenting the injuries he suffered in the incident, as well mentioning his skincare line Encina Wellness.
He captioned the carousel of shots: ‘Me after a toupee’d sneak attack then being man handled by buku security one deep, as the jealous leprechaun run’s back off into the building. @encinawellness is the key to healing this. I b back with my results once I heal up.’
Lanez said that he had no involvement in any incident akin to what Alsina was describing.
‘I don’t know what everybody talking about …. But I’ve been in the studio,’ Lanez said. ‘I’m not in anything negative … I’ve been working on my self …. And being a better person.’