Though he got an offer, Tory Lanez will not be a member of this year's Freshman class.
There is much buzz about the rap world regarding the 10 rappers who will appear on this year's XXL Freshman cover. The HNHH staff recently shared its opinions on those most deserving of the honor and put forth a list that includes talents like G Herbo, Jazz Cartier, and Tory Lanez, the latter whom it seems has been a contender for a few years now. Regardless, the self-proclaimed face of the New Toronto is bigger now than ever before, but as of today, Lanez himself has confirmed that he will NOT be pictured among the 2016 crop of Freshman.
"I passed on the XXL cover. Don't b confused," wrote Lanez today on Twitter, officially joining the ranks of his Toronto neighbors Drake and PartyNextDoor as artists who have turned down a spot on the Freshman cover. Last year's Freshman issue came out at the beginning of June, so chances are that XXL has already started to narrow down the guys and/or girls who will be a part of this year's Freshman class. And if Lanez' tweet is to be believed, XXL offered him a cover spot, which he apparently declined.
I passed on the XXL cover . Don't b confused— Tory Lanez #SWAVEY (@torylanez) April 15, 2016
Lanez name is still listed among the mass group of faces on the XXL's voting page for this year's 10 spot, though it now seems that a vote for him would be a waste, as he clearly has no interest in being a Freshman.