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‘He Was Sucker Punched’: Comedian Rip Michaels Says He’s Removed Tory Lanez from His ‘Fall Back In Love Comedy and Music Jam’ Tour After Alleged Attack on August Alsina

In an interview with TMZ, Wild ’N Out comedian Rip Michaels shared his own viewpoint of the events that took place behind the scenes which led to the alleged altercation between August Alsina and Tory Lanez.

“There was no fight, let’s just be super clear there was no fight. I don’t know why people say it’s a fight, that was not a fight. He [Alsina] was sucker punched by Tory Lanez, so that’s pretty much — yeah I was there.”

August Alsina (L) and Tory Lanez (R). Photo: @augustalsina/ Instagram @torylanez/ Instagram


Michaels continued, “It was straight like more of an assault type thing anyway.”

Due to Lanez’s alleged violent behavior, Michaels made an executive decision to cut the “Say It” singer from his “Fall Back In Love Comedy and Music Jam” tour, stating the vibe behind the tour surrounds unity and fellowship, two emotions Lanez has noticeably lacked after video footage showed Lanez with a few bodyguards follow Alsina after the “Entanglement” singer ignored his handshake. 

“At this moment, we have to proceed without him [Lanez] because we want to make sure that every person in that audience has a great time and great feeling and that same energy of each artist enjoying themselves and having a great time.” Michaels said.

@Gossipofthecitytea uploaded a recording of Lanez and Alsina before and after their interaction. In the video, Lanez can be seen holding his hand out for Alsina to shake, to Lanez’s apparent surprise, Alsina kept walking without acknowledging Lanez. This act prompted the “LUV” R&B singer to begin to walk in the opposite direction of Alsina before turning around with a group of men as they walked toward Alsina’s direction. 

As the video came to a close it showed Lanez smiling while exiting the building where viewers can clearly hear someone in the background speaking, “You knocked his ass out, Tory? You knocked him out? Tory just said he knocked August Alsina ass right out. One punch, crushed him, he said one punch crushed his ass.” 

Although Lanez denied all claims he attacked Alsina, fans now can see more ostensible evidence that the purported incident occurred. 

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