Lil Durk will be the first to say jail is not something to be praised. Lil Durk has spent time in jail on weapon charges.
Durk explained the worst part of being in jail during his interview with Chicago Tribune.
“Just being away from my family,” he told the Tribune. “They would come to visit me every other week, but it ain’t nothing like being there instead of talking behind a glass. That really messed me up inside. I didn’t want them to come up and see me like that. Some people go to jail and still be lost. Jail made me smarter: “What will make me not come back?””
Durk was nabbed on the gun charges the morning of Nov. 5, 2014 after Chicago Gang Officers found him in the vicinity of loaded firearms inside an Orland Hills, IL residence while investigating a homicide.
Police reportedly seized a Glock .45-caliber handgun with a magazine and 11 live rounds and a Springfield .45-caliber handgun with a magazine and 13 live rounds.
The weapons were reportedly in plain sight near Durk on top of a kitchen island.
Durk allegedly admitted to possessing the weapons, according to a police report obtained by the Tribune.
“I got those pipes ’cause n*ggas always be tryin’ to take my bands,” the report quoted the 22-year-old Coke Boy as saying.
A series of Twitter messages surfaced on Lil Durk’s Twitter account following his arrest on serious gun charges.
“N*ggas Claim Dey Real Until Dey Put In Real Situations!
“They will try to tear me down a million times but I will not break #RememberMyName I’m here to stay.
“Life is 10% What Happen To You & 90% How You Respond’ #RememberMyName
“GOOD OR BAD AS LONG AS MY NAME IN THEY MOUTH IM DOING SOMETHING RIGHT #Remembermyname
“JEALOUSY YOU N*GGAS JEALOUS
“REMEMBER MY NAME #Nuskigang,” the messages on Durk’s Twitter account read.
This is Durk’s third weapons charge. It comes months after he pleaded guilty to gun possession following a yearlong court battle.
Cook County Judge Joseph Kazmierski, Jr. sentenced Durk to 18 months of probation.
Durk promised to keep his nose clean when speaking with reporters.
“The key word is I’ll be staying out of trouble,” he said, according to the Tribune. “You can put a capital N – for never.”
Durk rhymed he had no problem with probation. In song “0 to 300,” he raps, “Try to give me, probation, I’ll take it any day/I don’t smoke or drink anyway.”
According to Durk’s attorney Sam Adams Jr., the Durk reportedly spent more than 150 hours volunteering for CureViolence at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The judge sentenced Durk to volunteer for an additional 50 hours.
Judge Kazmierski told Durk to be “part of the cure” for the violence in the city.
Lil Durk was arrested in June 2013 after police allegedly saw the Def Jam rapper pitching a stolen handgun in the backseat of a parked Hyundai Sonata in the Englewood neighborhood in South Side Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Durk was hit with a five-count indictment that included unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. He was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Durk’s most serious gun charge was dropped in November 2013.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped that charge citing a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling that found parts of the state’s gun law unconstitutional, DNAinfo reports.
The state’s gun law that reportedly was struck down is the “Aggravated Unauthorized Use Of Weapons.” The Supreme Court found that it violates the Second Amendment because it makes it a criminal offense for people to bear arms outside of their home or business, according to DNAinfo.
Durk’s other three counts of possession of a gun by a felon were dropped. The charges Durk had to fight included one count of possessing a gun and a second count for being underage when in possession from a previous 2011 weapons case.
Durk made bail in July 2013 after spending more than four weeks in jail for the crime. His release made it possible for him to witness the birth of his daughter. The eldest child, a boy, is 2 years old.
The Coke Boy took to Twitter to proclaim his freedom following his release, writing, “I’m back b---- yea I’m back b---- did you miss me or u ain’t care b----…..I’m free.
“Get caught with anotha slamma dey say my first offer 10….#nahhhhhhhhhhh.”
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