Pretty Ricky’s Spectacular and Tory Lanez exchanged words on social media after Spectacular claimed that Tory stole the rights to Pretty Ricky’s music for his Chixtape 5 project. The back and forth began when Tory responded to the odd news that Tekashi 6ix9ine and Akon had teamed up for a sequel to Akon’s “Locked Up,” which Tory was surprised to discover.
“So what y’all telling me is …. Akon gave the #LockedUpRemix / SAMPLE to someone else !?!?? And not me?!???? …… I’m going back to bed man,” Tory jokingly tweeted.
Spectacular chimed in after seeing Tory’s comment, claiming that the Canadian crooner did not legally clear the sample of Pretty Ricky’s “Your Body” for “Yessirr” from Chixtape 5.
“@torylanez you should just stole it like you did Grind On Me and Your Body,” Spectacular said. “Why stop now ….. Just keeping it 2 Virgils.”
These allegations did not sit well with Tory, who quickly clapped back at the Pretty Ricky star turned social media marketing guru. Tory claimed that he legally cleared the sample through Pretty Ricky’s publishing company and went on to provide receipts to The Shade Room.
“STOLE WHAT ??!? Actually I BOUGHT the rights from whoever signed u and publishes your music … But I guess you weren’t apart of that conversation,” Tory wrote on his Instagram Stories. “go stare in someone eyes and rub on someone thighs and leave me outta this one …. goodnight my black brother.”
Despite Tory’s explanation, Spectacular refuted the claims, addressing Tory by his real name on social media saying “Look here Daystar, now you know that’s [cap]. How you going to buy masters from someone other than the masters owner. What type of business you’re doing. I let you sample our RECORDS. You didn’t ask us, you put it out without our permission. And we still let it ride. I could have snatch your song down like you did mines.” He went on to add, “After you did some bad business on a record that I paid you for 4 my single but hey I still love and support you. That’s what supporting each other is about black man.”
According to the documents that Tory shared with the popular blog, the song was legally cleared and the appropriate publishing companies were compensated. However, what is not clear is whether or not Spectacular received his publishing royalty from the deal. The report also adds that Pleasure P was in the studio when Tory recorded the track, which would further helps Tory’s claims that the song was cleared. The remaining members of Pretty Ricky were also slated to appear “Yessirr” at the time.
Tory sampled several hit records from the 2000 for Chixtape 5 including tracks by Ashanti and Snoop Dogg.