Lil Durk defends country singer Morgan Wallen
Lil Durk has stood up for country singer Morgan Wallen following their collaboration that came months after Wallen’s racial controversy.
TMZ caught up with Durkio in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan.4, and was asked about Wallen’s use of the N-word last February and whether the multi-platinum artist should be canceled.
“My boy,” Durk began. “He’s not racist. He’s my boy. We had a long conversation. He had his public situation … I vouch for him and he’s fine.”
The Chicago rapper then said, “He didn’t cancel, I spoke to him. When I say you’re not canceled, you’re not canceled.”
Lil Durk also co-signed that Kendrick Lamar, who Morgan Wallen has expressed interest in working with, should oblige the country artist with a collaboration. The video can be found at the bottom of this article.
Durk and Morgan Wallen dropped their joint track “Broadway Girls” on December 17th. The effort has since landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs chart.
According to a report by Variety On December 30, the topic of Wallen working with K-Dot came from a conversation he participated in on Clubhouse, moderated by social media personality and comedian Druski, in which the Billboard artist said: “J ‘loves Moneybagg… he’s definitely at the top of the list. But like overall, never… I’m trying to think of not just the past… Kendrick Lamar would be pretty cool.
Wallen, an apparent hip-hop fan, later named some of the rappers he listened to: “Honestly my most important thing on Spotify was all hip-hop… Moneybagg is probably my favorite. And I listened to a lot of Young Dolph — RIP. I listened to Drake’s new album. I listen to Kanye… I listened to a bit of Gunna. I like it pretty well.
Last year, Morgan Wallen found himself in the hot seat after a video of him using a racial epithet was posted online. His racist comment led his label, Big Loud Records, to suspend his contract.
Based on the video footage, obtained and shared by TMZ, Wallen and a few friends were arriving at his house and the singer was heard screaming at his very drunk friend’s girlfriend, “Hey, take care of that asshole pussy. . Take care of that asshole pussy. “
In addition to jeopardizing his recording contract, Wallen’s music was also taken off the radio, although he claims to have used the term jokingly. He then issued a statement apologizing for his behavior.
Check out the clip of Lil Durk supporting Morgan Wallen below.
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