Lil Durk Calls King Von's Killer A "Nerd": "Quando Rondo's A Little Boy"

Lil Durk opens up about King Von's death.

BYAron A.
2022 Lollapalooza - Day 3

The beef between NBA Youngboy and Lil Durk escalated further on the night that “All My Life” dropped. Durk suggested his album Almost Healed was going to drop, then NBA Youngboy announced his project Richest Opp, leading to a heated rivalry online. However, at the core of their issues isn’t album sales or collaborations but the death of King Von, who was fatally shot by Lul Tim, an affiliate of Quando Rondo

During a recent interview on Off The Record, Akademiks asked Durk about the murder of Von, describing it as an incident “that changed everybody’s lives irreparably.” “Yeah, that sh*t fucked everybody up, boy, when a real gangsta get took out by a nerd type,” Durk responded in reference to Lul Tim. When Ak brought up Quando Rondo, Durk referred to the rapper as a “little boy.” The Chicago rapper explained that, at one point, Quando Rondo used to be yelling “f*ck 63rd” because of King Von

Lil Durk Opens Up About Quando Rondo & King Von 

Elsewhere in the interview, Lil Durk also addresses what appears to be his long-standing issues with NBA Youngboy. The “Laugh Now Cry Later” rapper addressed YB’s recent tweetstorm where he told Durk not to release his album on the same day as Richest Opp. “That one, that ‘yelling down the phone down’ thing, that’s it,” he clarified. “Everything else, I promise you … I don’t think about that man. Zero. I was shocked when I woke up to that shit. I’m like, ‘What the fuck? It gotta be a fake page.'”

Despite what seemed to be a heated back-and-forth, Durk made it clear that he doesn’t need to use NBA Youngboy to help boost his album sales. “Why would I use you for promo when I know I’m gonna outsell you?” he asked. “A muthafucka sit up here and be like, ’You gon’ outsell him but he have a bigger generational [influence].’ So who’s using who for promo?” He added, “I’ll put this on all my kids: when we were doing the ‘AHHH HA,’ all that shit, that was cool. Right now, I don’t need that lil’ boy.”


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.