The case of Tory Lanez has been one of the biggest scandals in hip-hop in recent years
also owed to the fact that it involves fellow MC Megan Thee Stallion on the other side of the courtroom.
After years of back-and-forth, the court will sentence the Canadian artist on August 7.
However, he popped up in pop culture in unconventional ways since, namely a recent TikTok trend.
As such, a lot of users engaging in it are facing criticism online for not knowing
that they’re promoting the convicted artist’s unreleased music with that trend.
The unreleased song in question is called “Hurts Me,”
and has been used a lot outside of the trend itself, as well.
Furthermore, the trend consists of a “striking face” filter that comically enlarges eyes and lips with a five o’clock shadow
The original audio has 125,000 uses in other videos, with most of them uploaded in the past three days alone