What is the Lil Durk 8 Million controversy? Fans are wondering about the rapper’s recent claim that his dad, Dontay Banks, had $8 million in his possession when he was arrested in 1993. We explore this and the Twitter speculations surrounding the rapper’s alleged feud with Quando Rondo.
Lil Durk has just been nominated for two Grammys for his collaboration with Drake on Laugh Now, Cry Later.
Who is Lil Durk?
Musically, Lil Durk is currently enjoying mainstream attention for his collaboration with Drake on Laugh Now, Cry Later, which has 298 million streams on Spotify, as well as his track 3 Headed Goat, which has 73 million streams.
Durk has just been nominated for two Grammys – Best Rap Song and Best Melodic Rap Performance – for his collab with Drake on Laugh Now, Cry Later.
Lil Durk is a Chicago-born rapper whose real name is Durk D Banks. He grew up in the Englewood district of South Side, Chicago.
Last year, Lil Durk and fellow Chicago rapper King Von were charged with shooting a man outside Atlanta’s Varsity hotdog stand and stealing $30,000, jewellery and a vehicle, as reported by the Chicago Sun Times.
Before he turned himself in to police, Lil Durk told a TV reporter in Atlanta he was innocent and no longer involved with the Black Disciples.
King Von and Lil Durk were released on bail and placed on electronic monitoring. The attempted murder charges against Lil Durk are still pending as of now.
What is Lil Durk’s 8 Million claim all about?
Lil Durk has previously spoken about his father being arrested with the equivalent of $8 million in his possession.
In an interview, he was asked: “In one of your other interviews you said you dad was caught with like $8 million.” Lil Turk replied: “That’s why I wanna be just like him.”
Lil Durk’s father, Dontay Banks, was arrested in 1993 for being part of a crack-cocaine distribution ring in Chicago. Lil Durk was reunited with his father, who he calls Big Durk, last year when Banks was released after serving almost 25 years behind bars, as reported by XXL mag.
However, $8 million and Lil Durk are trending on Twitter now for another reason.
Lil Durk had collaborated with fellow Chicago rapper King Von, who earlier this month was fatally shot after a brawl in a parking lot outside an Atlanta lounge. It has been alleged that both Lil Durk and King Von were at one point members of the notorious Black Disciples gang, though Durk later stated he was no longer involved in the BD.
Savannah rapper Quando Rondo was allegedly at the shooting when King Von died. He faces no charges over the incident, as reported by TMZ.
In his song End Of Story, Quando Rondo raps: “Damn right we scrеaming self defence, he shouldn’t have never put his hands on me.” Some fans thought this may be an allusion to Von’s shooting.
In the same song, Quando goes on to address rumours of a $1 million bounty put on his head: “A million on my head, that’s what they say. That’s all you got, b****, make it eight.”