Los Angeles prosecutors have said they are investigating allegations that Tory Lanez assaulted August Alsina last September.
Alsina claimed on Instagram that the alleged attack took place after Alsina refused to shake his hand when the couple met in Chicago.
A video allegedly showing the aftermath of the incident was shared by the US news website TMZ. In the footage, Lanez appears to be celebrating and high fives to others in the scene.
Alsina shared a post on Instagram showing him with a bloody mouth and skin damage, and claimed Lanez and his team had footage of the entire alleged altercation.
In a statement provided pitchforkThe Los Angeles Attorney’s Office said, “We are aware of the allegations that the defendant assaulted artist August Alsina and are investigating these allegations.
“The allegations are serious and are being thoroughly investigated.”
Lanez is currently facing assault and weapons charges following the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.
The Canadian rapper, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, is on bail awaiting trial.
Alsina has hinted that the row stemmed from comments Lanez allegedly made regarding his previous romantic relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Independent has reached out to Lanez and Alsina representatives for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/tory-lanez-august-alsina-assault-b2170954.html Tory Lanez: The Los Angeles Attorney’s Office is investigating the alleged assault on August Alsina