Rapper Tory Lanez, accused of beating reality star Prince of Love & Hip Hop, has asked a judge to drop the case.
Rapper Tory Lanez, who was accused of beating reality TV star Prince of ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ has asked a judge to drop the case.
The singer/rapper believes he did nothing wrong and was justified in claiming he acted in self-defense.
The two men were involved in a fight at LIV Nightclub on November 8, 2019.
Prince, real name Christopher Harty, filed a lawsuit in 2020 alleging the Canadian entertainer “verbally antagonized” him and “tried to engage.” [Prince] in a verbal confrontation.
It is also said that the artist’s security, on Tory’s orders, intervened and assaulted him, causing him physical, psychological and mental distress “due to blunt force trauma” to his neck, chest and back .
The VH1 star said another Tory Lanez employee attacked him at Vendome nightclub in May 2021. Prince was hanging out with Malcolm Butler in a VIP area of the club.
When Prince was alone, Tory Lanez allegedly went on the offensive and attacked the reality TV star. Prince ended up with a headache and a swollen mouth.
Prince seeks unspecified damages. But Tory’s team says the altercation was an act of self-defense.
According to RadarOnline, Tory responded to the allegation by saying, “A person is justified in using or threatening to use force against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to to defend oneself or another against the imminence of the other unlawful use of force”.
He asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit because they would have agreed to face each other.
The judge did not respond with a decision.