Lil Durk Claims Labels Tried To Pay Him To Beef With Other Rappers

Smurk’s smoke is for no one’s benefit or conscience but his own.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Durk Claims Labels Tried To Pay Him To Beef With Other Rappers

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.

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Lil Durk's Smoke Can't Be Bought By The Higher-Ups

Screenshot via Twitter @lildurk

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.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.