Lil Durk & NBA Youngboy Squash Beef, DJ Akademiks Says

Lil Durk quietly confirmed the news on Twitter.

BYAron A.
Lil Durk & NBA Youngboy Squash Beef, DJ Akademiks Says

It looks like it’s water under the bridge between Lil Durk and NBA Youngboy. For years, the two have been involved in a vicious feud with one another that bled from the streets to the music industry. But, according to DJ Akademiks, the two rappers have settled their differences. During a live stream, Ak nonchalantly revealed that Lil Durk and NBA Youngboy put their issues aside. “Nah, that beef is squashed. You ain’t hear?” Akademiks said. “Oh, I might have forgot to tell the public that: Durk and them don’t have beef no more.”

Akademiks’s insight into internal feuds within the music industry is better than most. Although the tension between OTF and NBA has been at a high since King Von’s murder, it looks like Durk confirmed that the beef is over. As the clip circulated online, Durk quietly liked a post from @YBUpdate announcing the end to their issues. He didn’t make any public statement, nor did NBA Youngboy, but hopefully, this means they move past their issues and continue to focus on their respective careers. Will they collaborate in the future? Probably not but at least they won't be taking shots at each other.

Lil Durk & NBA Youngboy Put Their Differences Aside

It couldn’t come at a better time for Lil Durk, who is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming album. Over the weekend, he revealed that he and J. Cole filmed the music video for their unreleased collab before previewing the song on his Instagram page. Durk, specifically, has made clear efforts toward elevating himself both professionally and personally. His apparent decision to end his long-standing beef with YB indicates that he's taking this commitment seriously.

At this point, NBA Youngboy hasn't confirmed whether the rumors are true. YB is fresh off of the release of Don’t Try This At Home, his second album under Motown Records. The project further cemented the Lousiana rapper as a commercial giant. Most recently, he put up his 100th entry on the Billboard Hot 100, making him the youngest artist to ever accomplish this feat. Check out Akademiks' comments above and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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