Lil Durk Clarifies Kevin Gates Comparison On Drake's "Search & Rescue" Leak

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 30: Lil Durk performs during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 30, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Brasted/FilmMagic)
Lil Durk's leaked verse on Drake's "Search & Rescue" had social media users in stitches.

It feels like every week, a new Drake leak surfaces. Whether snippets, reference tracks, or demos of already-released singles, his music vault finds its way online regularly. Ultimately, fans believe this could be a sign that he has a follow-up to Her Loss in the works. Most recently, a reference track for his single, “Search & Rescue” emerged with an additional verse from Lil Durk, whose reference to Kevin Gates caused a stir online.

“I’m worse than Kevin Gates, I’m me/ India know I’m down to drink pee/ O-P, mix it with the lean,” he raps on the song. Of course, the line references Gates’ interview with Bootleg Kev where he admitted that he would willingly drink Beyoncé’s urine if given the chance. However, Durk later took to Instagram where he stated that he was actually referring to lean. “Down to drink p—op (pop) as in soda mix it with the line… Just sometimes,” he wrote with a laughing emoji.

Lil Durk Leaked Verse On “Search & Rescue”

At this point, Drake hasn’t really reacted or acknowledged Lil Durk’s leaked verse on “Search & Rescue.” However, it strongly indicates that the two have more music in the stash. The first time they connected on wax was on “Laugh Now Cry Later.” Then, they reconnected for Certified Lover Boy on “In The Bible” alongside Giveon. However, prior to the release of Almost Healed, he suggested that Drake might also have a feature on the project. 

Hopefully, we might hear more from Drake and Lil Durk in the near future. The Chicago rapper hinted at the release of new music after the release of his latest album. He hinted at a deluxe edition while simultaneously teasing a follow-up to his collaborative project with Lil Baby. However, he also expressed interest in collaborating on a full-length project with country singer Morgan Wallen, who appeared on Durk’s Almost Healed. On top of that, fans still hope to see Lil Durk and Metro Boomin’s highly anticipated collaborative project soon. Check out Lil Durk’s response to his leaked verse on Drake’s “Search & Rescue” above and sound off with your thoughts in the comments. 

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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.