In the early days of his career, Tory Lanez was sampling records by other artists on his mixtape series Chixtape, but he received a lot of flack. Several years later, a crop of artists are using the same methods the Toronto native did regarding sampling.

On Tuesday (May 31), Tory took to his Twitter to speak on the whole situation, and according to him, it’s pretty funny that people aren’t getting dragged the same way he did when he sampled records.

“It’s crazy … 6 years ago n-ggas got mad at me cuz I would SAMPLE all the records that it Was NOT OKAY TO SAMPLE on the CHIXTAPES,” he tweeted. “Now I look up to a whole Generation of artist doing EXACTLY what I was doin .. chopping old Rnb/Pop samples and updating it to NOW sound.”

The last entry in Tory’s beloved mixtape series was Chixtape 5, which dropped in November 2019. It was credited as his fourth studio album and featured samples from Jagged Edge, T-Pain, Chris Brown, The-Dream, Fabolous and other 2000s R&B hits.

The project debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts, grabbing 83,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.

Tory Lanez Gets Cozy With Madonna At Gervonta Davis Fight Following Sample Dispute

While venting over people and their sampling, Tory was buddied up with Madonna at the Gervonta Davis Rolando Romero fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday (May 28). The two seemed to be having a great time as they had drinks, shared a conversation, and even had fans talking when they hid behind Madonna’s fan.

JAY-Z’s longtime engineer Young Guru also had a lot to say last week regarding the criticism current producers have faced for sampling tracks from the ’90s and ’00s.

“In 94 we sample records that were 20 years old from 74,” Guru wrote on Twitter. “Please stop critiquing the youth for sampling records that are from 2000 or even the 90’s. Let the youth be the youth!! You 50 trying to argue with a 20 something. Stop!!!”