Lil Durk has switched to country music.
Around midnight (December 17th) today, Durkio released a new song with country singer Morgan Wallen called “Broadway Girls” – an unexpected but relatively catchy tune.
In the second verse, Durk rhymes: “The city just told me / ‘Don’t trust them’ / Broadway girls are a trap / You’re on me, they’re trying to trick me / You see me with Morgan and know I am rap / My horse is Porches, tells me / I jump on a horse, she gets on her back / And when I’m at the bar, go buy a drink / She hears pink, she tells me she’s not a rat. “
It’s not exactly clear how the unexpected, but melodically-driven, collab came about, but Lil Durk announced the joint on his Instagram this morning. In a carousel of pictures with the Chicago native and Wallen, Durkio wrote: “Broadway girls out now with my buddy @morganwallen, let’s go trenches x country 🔥🔥🔥.”
Perhaps Wallen, teaming up with The Voice, will draw attention to his music in the hip-hop space and maybe even serve as a potential comeback after facing backlash for using the N-word at the end of the year.
Back in February, the country star was captured on video with the breed name, which led to his label – Big Loud Records – suspending his contract. In footage TMZ received at the time, Wallen and some friends drove to his house, whereupon the singer yelled at his very drunk friend’s girlfriend, “Hey, take care of that pussy-ass muthafucka … take care of yourself off that pussy-ass-n *** er. ”
The multiple platinum artist, whose music once fell out of the air, claimed that he used the derogatory term playfully. He released a statement to TMZ about the incident, which said, “I am embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I would like to take back. There are no excuses ever to use this type of language. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better. “
After the racist incident, Wallen saw its music sales surge: digital album sales increased 1,220 percent and song sales increased 327 percent.
In July, at an appearanceGood morning America with co-host Michael Strahan, Wallen was asked if he thought there was a “racial problem in country music as a whole”? Wallen agreed, but also admitted that he hadn’t thought of it.
Fast forward to 10 months after the controversial incident, and Morgan Wallen and Lil Durk, who had an uninterrupted winning streak, have made one of the most unforeseen collaborations since Nelly and Tim McGraw (“Over and Over” 2004) or Nelly and Florida Georgia Line ( “Cruise” Remix 2012).
Check out Lil Durk and Morgan Wallen’s new collaborative work, Broadway Girls, below.
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