When Lil Durk jumped on to do a remix of Nicki Minaj and Lil Herb’s “Chi-Raq,” it made a lot of sense; Durk, born and raised in the streets of Chi-town, is a fitting candidate to remix the hit record. However, the lyrics Durk shared from a 15 second Instagram video of the song three days ago (Apr. 26) is what caught everyone’s attention. Durk sends a clear shot at Tyga on the track, rapping, “Tyga only got one name but that nigga ain’t got one stripe/You backpack.”
The diss seemed like it came out of nowhere; Tyga and Durk had just been in the studio together three months ago working on new music. Durk even shared the video of the studio session on his Instagram with the caption “#onlythfamily album on da way studio with my west coast family #tyga #sk #ty$ #chrisbrown #otfcokeboys.” Well it appears a studio session gone awry is the caused for the diss. On an upcoming record titled “Get That Money,” Durk name drops Tyga’s lady Blac Chyna, which Tyga didn’t take too kindly. XXL got Durk on the phone to explain how he felt Tyga tried to big league him, and find out the source of the diss. —Emmanuel C.M.
Previously: Lil Durk Sends Shots At Tyga
XXL: I saw the preview to the “Chi-Raq” remix, and heard the Tyga diss. What happened there?
Lil Durk: The song with me, Chris Brown and French Montana, I had said a line in there, a line about Blac Chyna. It wasn’t a diss, it was just a line, like, I want her and shit. It wasn’t no diss. When we was in L.A.—me, Tyga and Chris Brown, when we first did the hook—Tyga came in and heard the line, [and] he felt some type of way. It was tension since then. Chris Brown had played it back to him. It was tension. [Tyga] was like, “Man, just change it,” and I was like, “No doubt, I’m going to change it once we get something in, I fuck with you.” He said he fucks with me and he’s been texting me since I left L.A., like, “I’m going to send you something, you going to send me something, etc.” Then he stop replying and shit, and I felt some type of way and said, fuck it then, I’m not going to kiss his ass.
What did Tyga ask, specifically? To remove the reference completely?
He asked me to shout his name out on it. So I said I’ll do it, and he said we’re going to get some work in. I think he just told me that so I could just change it and I caught on to what he was doing, so I turned up on him.
How upset was he when he heard the line?
When he first heard it he was like, “Man, Goddamn, what you say though?” So I told him the rhyme, and said this ain’t no disrespect, that’s a complement, actually. He was like, iight, at least shout me out. Chris Brown was laughing. I was just like, it’s all good. He was like, it just sound like a little disrespectful, just shout me out. So I said, cool, we’re going to work.
When was the last time you spoke to him?
Like maybe two weeks ago.
So you think he tried to dupe you?
Yeah. He thought I was going to change the song before he sent [his] verses. Everything was everything until he started to try and spin me.
When did you record the “Chi-Raq (Remix)”?
Like three or four days [ago]; no more than a week. Meek [Mill] hit me and said he wanted me to get on [the track] with him.
Do you think you settled things with that line?
Yeah, I addressed it enough. I was just like, fuck it, anything you do in a rap, it got to be an attention-grabber, so why not address it? You see what it’s doing—million views on Worldstar.
What did Meek say when he heard it?
He said that Tyga in trouble. [Laughs]
So is this a shot, just a statement or is this a new beef?
I was just addressing shit. I wouldn’t call it no beef, I just let him know, backpack. You’ll get your shit snatched for real. Just let him know, this ain’t that, you spinning me like I’m some type of little kid or something. Outside of music, it’s still real niggas, you can’t play with niggas like that.
What if Tyga responds? Will you follow up, or is this just a one-time thing?
I won’t respond back to him. Everything I said in that rap will be for real though. So if I ever see him, he’s getting his shit took.
And he just never followed up.
He just kept saying he was going to do it, I said cool. I look up, he jumping off of airplanes and shit.
What was his verse intended for?
He kept saying he was going to do it. I had sent him a song called “Amazing” with me and Rich Homie Quan, but he never sent it back.