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Lil Durk Says Fight With Chief Keef 'In the Past'

By DNAinfo Staff | May 14, 2015 10:40am
 Lil Durk is seen at a Def Jams Showcase May 12 in New York.
Lil Durk is seen at a Def Jams Showcase May 12 in New York.
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CHICAGO — Lil Durk says he's done fighting with other rappers, including Chief Keef.

"Me and him talked on the phone for like three hours, and man, we put that in the past," the Englewood rapper tells Rolling Stone, adding that the once-warring performers worked in the studio recording "three or four songs."

"We're gonna have more," said the rapper, whose real name is Durk Banks.

The two Chicago rappers started out as friends. Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, and Lil Durk were in street gangs, police say. But they reportedly had a falling out after Keef did not put up bond money when Durk was arrested on a weapons charge. Lil Durk was also reportedly angry when Chief Keef tweeted a link to another rapper's song critical of Lil Durk.

A convicted felon who has spent time in jail, Lil Durk said he's now changed his ways and has been working with anti-violence groups such as Joakim Noah's Arc Foundation and Cobe Williams' Cure Violence. Williams has become a mentor who is "showing me different ways."

In March, Uchenna Agina, Durk's manager was fatally shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood after meeting with the Bulls star to talk about anti-violence initiatives.

Lil Durk says his new record "Remember my Name" is about the Chicago "that everybody's missing," describing it "what I seen growing up in Chicago."

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