DaBaby has faced criticism online over a forthcoming song with Tory Lanez, who is currently facing charges in relation to the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion last July.

Overnight, Lanez teased the release of a new song in collaboration with DaBaby on Instagram, along with the hashtag #2021Umbrella. A release date for the untitled track was not confirmed.

Social media users have criticised DaBaby – who had previously collaborated with Megan on her songs ‘Cry Baby’ and ‘Cash Shit’ – for working with Lanez. The latter was charged with felony assault in relation to a shooting incident that allegedly involved Megan.

Lanez pleaded not guilty in November, and is due back in court this month. After Lanez made the announcement, Megan weighed in on Twitter, responding to a fan who sent her a now-deleted tweet criticising DaBaby, 

Neither Lanez nor DaBaby have posted anything on the song since.

Megan Thee Stallion released her debut album ‘Good News’ back in November, containing the track ‘Shots Fired’, which seemingly alludes to the alleged shooting. NME rated the record four stars, praising it as an attempt to “retain her freewheeling positivity in a difficult year”.

DaBaby also released an album in 2020, ‘Blame It On Baby’, which NME awarded four stars, writing, “The prolific North Carolina rapper’s latest confirms his growth without throwing his hit-making formula out with the bath water.”