In a brand new interview with Complex, Durk revealed he and Drake linked up for the record and during the course of a one-day session, he recorded two or three different verses for the song. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, only one of those verses made it.
“Oh, when I sang on the verse, I left. I thought it was done,” Durk said. “This was around the time the studio was really tripping about COVID. But when I had left the studio, it was supposed to get mixed the next day. So that being a shorter version was on my end.”
The verse initially caught fans attention due to its Tekashi 6ix9ine diss and Durk’s overall disdain for snitches.
“I’m in the trenches, relax,” he rapped. “Can you not play that lil’ boy in the club? ‘Cause we do not listen to rats.
In subsequent posts on social media, Durk didn’t relent nor take the bar back. On Monday (August 17), he shared a photo to Instagram of him laughing in regards to the line with the caption, “Please do not play that lil Boi in the club cause we do not listen to rats.”
When asked again about the line, Durk didn’t mince words about 6ix9ine but wasn’t considering a back-and-forth with the rainbow-hair colored rapper.
“I don’t pay attention to niggas like that,” Durk said. “I just hate rats, and he’s one of them.”
Revisit Durk’s standout verse from “Laugh Now Cry Later” below.