Tory Lanez has a long list of rappers who he has beefed with, battled or challenged to battle.
In a recent interview with Pitchfork, he explained the reasons behind all of the bravado.
"Because people think otherwise. Bring whoever this guy is, that you think is at the top, and I’m going to f*cking obliterate him. And when everybody sees me obliterate him, they’re going to bring another guy, and I’m going to obliterate him. Period. What the misconception comes down to is, I don’t wanna battle everybody. People think I just wanna battle everybody. No. Let’s go on the same song. We could do this as a collaborative effort. You do your best and I’ll do my best. And then the people will decide who’s done their best and who’s better."
He also referred to his back and forths with Don Q and Joyner Lucas as "friendly" battles but wants people to know that he does not always start the trouble.
"I don’t pick every fight. The Joyner Lucas situation was that he put out a video [in which he said]. “If you’re good, nigga, then spit against me.” That’s how that happened. In this Don Q situation he said, “Tory, watch your mouth when you say you’re the ‘best rapper alive.’ It could get ugly.” All I said was, “Damn, you’re smoking some good weed!” These guys came to me first. If you go on my Twitter right now, if you go and look at the tweets, all of my tweets really come from motivational standpoints. I never tell people to not think big. If you tell me, “Tory, I’m the prettiest girl in the world.” Then you’re the fucking prettiest girl in the world. If you feel strongly about it, eventually people will feel strongly about it too."