Lil Durk is currently riding a massive wave of acclaim and anticipation, as he's fully in album more. Moreover, he released the single "All My Life" with J. Cole this week, and fans loved it. As we wait for his next album Almost Healed, which drops on May 26, he seems ready to take on the world- but he's the only one who will reap the benefits. On Friday (May 12), the Chicago MC tweeted a startling revelation that, if true, speaks to his character and integrity. Apparently rap beef is quite the lucrative business, and labels tried to convince Smurk with some cash to indulge in it on their orders.
"Labels try to pay me to beef I just can’t fake it I’m different I’m him unpredictable," he wrote on the social media platform. Given his public commitment to keeping it real and sticking by his crew, Lil Durk is no stranger to beef. While this claim might surprise many, it's also clear that if he's going to feud with someone, it'll be purely by his own making and not for clout. After all, The New York Times reported that rap beef makes the industry a whopping $1.6 billion a year, so of course big labels would circle around it like vultures.
Lil Durk's Smoke Can't Be Bought By The Higher-Ups
Still, labels can't buy Lil Durk, and whatever beef he engaged in is for his conscience and independent image alone. For example, Soulja Boy recently took some shots at Durkio, starting what is so far a one-sided spat. Also, he recently offered longtime rival 6ix9ine $50 million to get in the ring with him. Whether you agree with his moves or not, it's always his decision and not a part of his wider musical moves.
Of course, we can't forget the feud between The Voice and NBA YoungBoy, which almost resulted in a sales battle this week. Even though the 30-year-old pushed his album back (much to YB's happiness), he arguably had the more hyped release this week. Regardless, that battle will likely continue for a long time, and no label could ever hope to replicate that just for some money. For more news and the latest updates on Lil Durk, stay logged into HNHH.