Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez finally has an explanation. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has come forward to explain why the social media giant shut down his popular Quarantine Radio broadcasts.
This week, Adam went online to end the speculation. Despite his love for Tory’s broadcasts, Mosseri explained why NSFW content ultimately forced IG to get involved.
“Quarantine Radio is great. So first shout-out to Tory Lanez on that. Quarantine Radio is not banned. The lives have been great, the lives with the fans have been great but you can’t have nudity on Instagram. That’s part of our community guidelines. That’s the rules and we can’t make exceptions. And on a couple of those lives yesterday and a few of those accounts, there was nudity. So we had to stop the live and there’s a short period of time where you can’t go live again and that just, we have to stick to the rules otherwise why do we have them? But generally a big fan of Tory Lanez, big fan of Quarantine Radio – I hope it comes back soon but there’s no nudity.”
This week, some hilarious memes went viral centered on Tory Lanez’s now-infamous Instagram Live sessions. The Internet came through with hilarious jokes about Quarantine Radio’s epic but short-lived run.
“Free Tory 🙌🏽 #torylanez #quarantineradio #freetory #stayhome #selfquarantine #coronamemes #coronacomedy #quarantinememes #quarantine #coronavirusmemes #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 #covid19memes” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram
Wait, There’s More
On Tuesday, Tory broke the shocking news. Lanez explained how IG ended his record-breaking live stream streak.
“350K I can’t go on right now they won’t let me. …. THEY DIDNT WANT ME TO WIN DAMN B” -Tory Lanez’s Instagram
“THIS IS ME CURRENTLY …. 😭😭😢😢😢 even if I wanted to ….. I won’t be back on quarantine radio till the 14th ….. 😪😪😥 … EVERYBODY HASHTAG #FreeTorySO I CAN GET OUT OF HERE MAN !!!! lmao Instagram stop hating . We can be friends man ! 📸: @midjordan“
“This is crazy at this point, my n*gga. I had 350k live, Instagram cut me off, my n*gga. I made a whole new page that n*ggas ain’t never heard of, the Quarantine Radio. I just got to a 100,000, Instagram shut me off.”
Wait, There’s More
The drama has even sparked support from various hip-hop entertainers. Both Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God have pitched the idea of the culture having its own platform to replace Instagram.
“How dare you. All the content we’ve been giving to this platform? 🤦🏿♂️ We need our own whole damn eco system, this sh*t all twisted around..” -Royce Da 5’9’s Instagram
“This. is. Not. Our. Platform. We should be using this to build up our own platform which is all Teddy Riley was trying to say earlier this week….” -Charlamagne Tha God