Lil Durk made his way to Chicago Thursday for a concert performance with Curren$y.
It was a homecoming performance for Lil Durk who wishes he could share his talents with his city more. Durk has previously stated city officials prevent him from performing in the Chi Town.
But even more important about Durk’s performance was his plea for peace in his hometown. Lil Durk had the crowd repeat after him when saying, “Stop the violence.”
“Let’s get it. Chicago, I love yall,” he said before concluding his performance.
Lil Durk supports the “Put The Guns Down” initiative in his hometown of Chicago. Chicago, or Chiraq, has long been plagued by gun violence.
Warm weather has recently sparked an uptick of violence in 2014.
Durk called for others to chase money and an education rather than shoot in a message posted to social media.
“Even doe we live and roc in the streets of Chicago stop the violence put the guns down I don’t promo violence I just rap fax,” he wrote on Twitter.
Lil Durk recently suffered tragedy after losing his cousin and aspiring rapper OTF NuNu to gun violence and hate.
NuNu, aka Nuski, was shot multiple times as he was sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot outside of Chatham Village Square mall at Cottage Grove and 87th Streets, according to the Chicago Tribune. He died at the scene. He was 21.
Lil Durk has long been an advocate of the “Stop The Violence” movement. He also previously defended his lyrics against critics who say his music promotes violence.
Durk posted an image of a “Stop The Violence” mural to his IG account with a caption, reading, “Don’t blame me for rappin the truth and telling my story about my city #stv.”
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