Tory Lanez’s new single “The Most High” has left the world SHOOK with its blunt and open lyrics, talking about the rapper’s recent trial and calling out some old friends and foes. Are you confused about who his lyrics are calling out to? Who exactly is the “The Most High”? Why does he keep talking about being on bail? Well, don’t you worry, we’ve got all the answers you’ll need!
The Meaning of the Song “The Most High”
To give you a little summary, Tory Lanez talks about three main things in “The Most High”:
- The current trial ongoing in which he has been accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
- His independence from his record label Interscope.
- His strong connection with Christianity and God, which is what “The Most High” is referring to.
These three subjects appear to be the most important things occurring in his life at the moment, so it is only fair that he would mention them in his lyrics.
Who Is Tory Lanez?
For those of you who don’t know who Tory Lanez is, Daystar Shemuel Shua Peterson is more commonly known by his stage name Tory Lanez. Tory is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. Recently, Lanez dropped an album titled his real name (Daystar). It has left the world speculating and decoding the ‘not so hidden’ clues and messages he left in his complex lyrics. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some piping hot tea!
The Song “The Most High” Begins With the Lyrics
“Stepped out on bail, I did a Diddy-bopTory Lanez – The Most High Lyrics
I had to tilt my hat at the city cop
I walk away free ’cause I’m innocent“
In this part, he is finally breaking his silence about the July 12, 2020 incident in which he was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in his car. Still, according to Megan Thee Stallion, it was for shooting her in the foot. Many people speculated that Lanez had been in jail ever since. Tory later said in the song that he had been in
Miami on the shore, chillin’, meaning that he did not stay in jail at all and immediately got released on bail.
Lanez is trying to clear his name by falsifying the accusations that Megan made about him, claiming that he is innocent. He has reiterated this point several times in his album “Daystar.” In the song “Money over Fallouts” for example, the rapper said
Megan, people tryin’ to frame me for a shootin and follows that up by asking
how the f– you get shot in yo foot it don’t hit no bones or tendons?
Lanez Getting His Independence From Interscope Records
In February 2020, Lanez announced that his 4 year-long contracts with his record label Interscope, a Universal Music Group subsidiary, had officially come to an end. This meant that he would now become the owner of all of his masters. Although this split between the two parties supposedly happened on “good terms,” there has been a lot of bad blood between the two since the split. In his song “The Most High,” he references his old record label in a very negative way, saying:
“Soon as I get my masters back, they want chatterTory Lanez – The Most High Lyrics
Now I’m independent, n*ggas won’t fend it (Facts)
White labels tryna turn my Black folk against me”
Tory Lanez is clearly bashing his former record label in these lyrics, calling it “white labels” because it is predominantly managed by white people. He mentioned in his songs that ever since he got his masters back, there have been issues between him and Interscope. Lanez became vocal on Twitter and Instagram, threatening t” Interscope for what really happens in their buildings.
Before we get to the last and final important theme of this song, let’s talk about some exciting things and references in the lyrics you might have missed.
1) Mention of Illuminati and Brittany Spears
In his lyrics, Lanez pointedly mentioned the Illuminati and Brittany Spears together by saying, “Illuminati trynna get me, but I’m the one they gotta spare like a Britney.” Wondering what the connection is? Many conspiracy theorists, including the famous YouTuber Shane Dawson, have suggested that Brittany Spears might have a relationship with the Illuminati and is somehow communicating messages to her fans.
Lanez’s lyrics say that some powerful group of people, if not actually the Illuminati, trying to control artists.
2) Shade Towards the “Clout Chasers”
One of the lyrics in this song is
Clout chasers need the relevancy and
None of those guys are relevant as me. These lyrics are a general shade towards everyone who likes to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. Especially those who talked openly about his trial and accused him of things he claims he didn’t do, to get two minutes of fame.
3) Who Is the Most High?
Tory Lanez has openly talked about his religious beliefs, saying that he is a Christian. He has used the lyrics of some other songs to show his fans his connection with God and posted on his social media his thoughts about religion and praying. He has deleted this tweet since then.
In “The Most High,” the most used lyric is
Praise to the The Most High In this lyric, he is thanking God and sending his praises to what he believes is “the most high”.
So, is Tory Lanez’s “The Most High” a declaration of his innocence, or a diss for haters? Well, who said it couldn’t be both.