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Tory Lanez celebrates becoming independent

“I waited and calculated for 4 years TO BE MY OWN BOSS,” he wrote.

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Following the release of his new single “Temperature Rising,” Tory Lanez is celebrating becoming an independent artist.

“I waited and calculated for 4 years,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “TO BE MY OWN BOSS ... I OWN all my masters/publishing/royalties etc ... This may not mean nothing to y’all, BUT SEEING MY RECORD LABEL AT THE BOTTOM UNATTACHED to a Major label is what we have worked this hard for ...#TemperatureRising ON EVERY MAJOR PLATFORM OUT NOW!!!”

Back in February, Lanez took to Twitter to announce that The New Toronto 3 would be his last project released under Interscope Records. The mixtape peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“ITS OFFICIAL, NEW TORONTO 3 COMES OUT MARCH!!!!” he tweeted. “AND AS SOON AS YOU HEAR IT ... I HAVE OFFICIALLY FINISHED MY DEAL WITH INTERSCOPE ... IT’S BEEN REAL.”

Despite airing frustrations with the label in December, the MC says that their relationship ended on good terms.

“And it’s no bad blood with the label [Interscope],” he wrote in a second tweet. “I HAD A 5 ALBUM DEAL ....I GAVE THEM 12 PROJECTS /ALBUMS if u include all the mixtapes with original music. I can OFFICIALLY go on record and say I exceeded that 5 ALBUM MARK ... AND I’M STILL JUST GETTING MY FEET IN THE WATER.”

Last month, the “Jerry Sprunger” rapper revealed that he received a few “life-changing” offers from record label companies, but he wants to remain independent.

“To be 100 percent, there’s so many labels offering me so much money — like millions of dollars,” he said. “I’ve gotten offers that are life-changing offers, but I don’t care. I already own my masters and publishing and everything. So, I don’t see any reason to give that to somebody else.”

Check out Lanez’s Instagram post below.

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