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Tory Lanez Issues “Protect Black Men” Petition in Response to Kanye Being Cancelled From Coachella

Due to his social media behavior, Kanye West has already been suspended from Instagram and removed from the 2022 Grammy Awards' lineup, but things could get even worse for the Chicago rap icon.

A petition is calling for Kanye's removal from Coachella 2022 - which he will headline alongside Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Swedish House Mafia in April - has gathered over 35,000 signatures since it was launched last week.

A petition, which hopes to reach 50,000 signatures, aims to punish Kanye for his repeated public attacks on Kim Kardashian, her new boyfriend Pete Davidson, and others.

“We have watched Kanye harass, manipulate, and hurt Kim, Pete, and others for over a year now,” the petition reads. “No one seems to want to stand up to him, and the ones that do, he puts under fire as well. Most recently, he has been threatening actual bodily harm on others.

“This is ridiculous that he is allowed to freely do this. Coachella (along with other brand names that are still working with him) should be ashamed of themselves and should not be giving him any more of a platform.”

One person who won't sign the petition, however, is Tory Lanez. The Toronto-bred rapper launched a campaign Tuesday (March 22) in an effort to “Protect Black men” from “cancel culture."

“We are watching the industry and fake cancel culture remove all of our legendary black men , black celebrities and black moguls …..from festivals , from our culture and from our lives,” Tory wrote. “And it starts with us …. we must make a change .. so we can keep our black men thriving.

“We stood for equal rights of black men 2 years ago with GEORGE FLOYD .. what changed from ‘then to now’ in regards of the protection of BLACK MEN … don’t let them use our personal life situations to make fake stories that have been misconstrued to hinder and taint our legacies.”

He added, “STAND FOR US … WE ARE THE BACK BONE OF CULTURE . If we lose this fight we lose the HEAD of the same culture that we have known and loved and OWNED for the last 2000 years … the BLACK MAN NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED . The first step is PROTECTING OUR CULTURE !! HELP US.”

Tory Lanez' petition has accumulated over 700 signatures as of press time, with a goal of reaching 1,000 signatures. Kanye West recently thanked the Alone At Prom rapper on Instagram for supporting him during his parental dispute with Kim Kardashian.

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