Tory Lanez- Bio, Career, Controversy, Net worth & more

Who is Tory Lanez?

Tory Lanez is a Canadian rapper, singer, record producer, and songwriter. Some of his greatest hits are The Color Violet, WHATS POPPIN, Baddest Boy, Say It, Cruel Intentions, etc. In addition, Tory Lanez is also the owner of a record company called One Umbrella.

Tory Lanez is a young rapper who resides in Toronto, Canada. In addition, he is the brother of singer DSTNY.

Moreover, the Canadian rapper has also been romantically linked with singers like Megan Thee Stallion, Dreamdoll, Trina, etc.

Tory Lanez Biography
Tory Lanez Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameDaystar Shemuel Shua Peterson
Also Known AsTory Lanez
BirthdayJuly 27, 1992
Age 30 years old
Sun SignLeo
TraitsPositive: Warm, Generous, and Very loving
Negative: Possessive, Egoistic, and Impatient
BirthplaceBrampton, Ontario, Canada
Currently residingToronto, Canada
EducationSchooling from Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School
ParentsSonstar Peterson (Father)
Luella Peterson (Mother)
SiblingsDestiny Peterson (Sister)
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Weight68 kg (150 lbs)
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusSingle
Profession Rapper, Record producer, Songwriter, Singer 

Early life and Childhood

On July 27, 1992, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Later he changed it to his stage name, Tory Lanez.

Furthermore, Tory attended Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School. Unfortunately, he did not go to high school. 

Tory’s mother died when the rapper was only eleven. As a result, he had a hard time growing up. 

On the other hand, his father was a missionary and minister, so they moved. 

As a teenager, Tory got into a bad habit of smoking weed. Due to this, his father would often send him to his grandmother.

On the other hand, Tory’s grandmother didn’t want to raise a troubled teenager. Therefore she sent him back to his father, Sonstar. 

As a result, Tory didn’t have a stable home. Instead, he lived with his father, grandmother, cousins, or strangers. During these troubled times, singing was the only thing that brought joy to Tory’s life. 

Tory Lanez Parents

Sonstar Peterson (Father)

Sonstar Peterson is used to being a preacher but later got ordained as a minister. He is also the one who raised Tory. 

Daystar Peterson with his father, Sonstar Peterson
Tory Lanez with his father, Sonstar Peterson

Furthermore, Tory’s father had to raise him all independently as his mother died early. Later on, Sonstar Peterson remarried and has two additional children. 

Luella Peterson (Mother)

Luella Peterson is an African-Dutch woman. She then immigrated to Canada for a better future. 

Sadly, she passed away from a rare disease. In addition, Tory was only eleven at the time. And her death immensely affected the entire family


Destiny Peterson AKA DSTNY (Sister)

Destiny Peterson is the only daughter of Sonstar Peterson and Luella Peterson. She is also the only sister of rapper Tory Lanez. 

Like her brother, Destiny is also a singer and goes by her stage name DSTNY.

Destiny Peterson AKA DSTNY
Destiny Peterson AKA DSTNY

In addition, Tory has two half-siblings. 

Romantic Affairs & Relationship

Tory Lanez used to be in a romantic relationship with the American rapper Trina. They dated in 2014 for three years. 

As per his relationship history, Tory is rumored to have dated celebrities like Kaylin Garcia, Megan Thee Stallion, Masika Kalysha, Dreamdoll, etc. 


Tory Lanez began writing songs at the age of seventeen. He used to sing and rap cover songs for practice. And in 2019, he released a mixtape called T.L 2 T.O. In addition, the rapper also directed some of his music videos.

After seeing Lanez freestyle a Llyod Banks song, Sean Kingston took an interest in him. Additionally, Tory signed a record contract with Sean to get himself started on his career.

However, after releasing some mixtapes, the Canadian rapper decided to leave the label and become an independent artist. During this time, Tory released songs like Karrueche, Actin’ Up, Talk On Road, Teyana, etc.

In 2014, Tory Lanez founded a record label and management company called One Umbrella. Moreover, in July 2015, Lanez released his first album, Say It. 

The Canadian rapper also released some of his greatest songs like  Stupid Again, The Take, Chauffeur, Broke In a Minute, Talk to Me, Feels, Tuh, The Mission, etc. 

In 2016, Tory got nominated for a Grammy Award for his song LUV- Skit. He has also been appointed for Outstanding new Artists in 2019, New Hip Hop Artists in 2016, Favorite Collaboration Song in 2020, etc.

Furthermore, Tory has won the Juno Award for best R&B/Soul Recording of the year and the Juno Award for Rap Recording.

Tory Lanez Net Worth

As of 2023, Tory Lanez’s net worth is around USD 4 million.

Tory Lanez showing off his money
Tory Lanez showing off his money


Tory is involved in many controversies with stars like Drake, Jacquees, Don Q, and Joyner Lucas. 

Moreover, the feud between Drake and Tory began when the rapper started addressing Drake in his songs. 

Sometimes, Tory would spark up rumors of him being related to Drake. And the other times, he would challenge Drake to listen to his songs. Furthermore, Drake often replied to Tory’s comments in his rap songs. 

Meanwhile, Tory and singer Jacquees have a Twitter fight regarding the topic of singer/rapper Chris Brown

And on the other hand, Tory stated that he was a better rapper than Joyner Lucas. Moreover, the rapper said this on Instagram live. 

Similarly, Don Q also accused Tory of stealing his lyrics. In this short-lived beef, other rappers like JID also joined in. 

On the other hand, in March 2016, Tory had to perform in a concert in Midland, Texas. Things started to go a bit rough with some audiences and the security during that time. 

It should be noted that the roughness broke out when the rapper himself told the crowd to go wild. This caused a full-on riot, because of which the show had to be shut down. Additionally, many people were arrested, and the concert managers took legal action against Tory.

Shooting Allegations

In 2020, Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion were dating. Things were quite good until an unforgettable incident occurred between the two.

Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion
Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion

On July 12, 2020, Tory got arrested as he left a house party. Unfortunately, the rapper had to go as he got involved in a violent argument.

In addition to that, the rapper also had a concealed weapon in his car. However, Tory was accompanied by Megan in the car. It should be noted that Megan had hurt her foot and stated that she stepped on glass.

On the other hand, Megan later revealed that she got shot by a man who wanted to hurt her. Moreover, she also added that the singer had to undergo surgery to get better.

Furthermore, in August 2020, Megan revealed that Tory had shot her. At the same time, Tory claimed that the singer pulled a scheme by trying to frame him.

In October 2020, Tory was charged with carrying a loaded gun, possessing an unregistered firearm, and assault. However, the arraign got delayed.

Meanwhile, Megan spoke about the disrespect and fear she faced as a black woman. She also filed a protective order against the Canadian rapper. Moreover, this order claims that Tory can’t contact her and must be at least 100 yards away from her. 

Tory Lanez Social Media

Tory Lanez is available on Instagram and Twitter. Moreover, he has 2.2 million followers on his Twitter account. On the other hand, the rapper has 11.5 million followers on his Instagram account.

Additionally, Tory has more than 4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. In addition, the singer also has a Wikipedia page.


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