Lil Durk wants to settle his feud with 6ix9ine in the boxing ring, and is willing to put up $50 million to make the fight happen.
The Chicago native shared a screenshot of a DM conversation with the rainbow-haired rapper on Instagram on Thursday (May 11), in which he challenged him to an eight-figure bout in Dubai later this year.
“I dont want you hurt or dead you a kid from the burbs I got 50 million my own money without help to fight you on tv in [Dubai] we can double the money 3 rounds,” he wrote in a message to 6ix9ine. “go talk to your rich friends lets set it up [September] – stop the violence lol.”
In his Instagram caption, the 7220 rapper proposed being walked out by his friend, pro boxer Gervonta “Tank” Davis, who he escorted to the ring in 2021 for his lightweight title fight against Isaac Cruz (which Davis won).
“Stop the violence put the guns down big man! 50million of my own money to box in Dubai safely, let’s go Migo – September? @gervontaa walk me out,” he wrote.
6ix9ine responded to Durk’s DM by dismissing his challenge as an attempt to drum up attention for his forthcoming album Almost Healed (which was due to arrive on Friday, but has since been pushed back to May 26).
“It’s so funny because I know you on album press run [crying face emoji] U need anything to promote this album since nba young boy not biting the bait,” he wrote, referencing Durk’s recent back-and-forth with his bitter rival.
He then offered to fight the OTF frontman behind closed doors, writing: “But I wanna fight you for no money[.] For free[.] Come to Miami let’s get a hotel room and just throw down 1 on 1.”
Unimpressed by his suggestion, Smurk wrote back: “Bait ? Hotel ? Aw naw I’m cool enjoy your day … I’m not worried bout [sales] I just wanted to beat your ass [for] some money.”
6ix9ine has yet to respond.
Lil Durk and 6ix9ine have been at odds for years, with their rift stemming from a line on Durk’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” collaboration with Drake that many felt was aimed at Tekashi.
“I’m in the trenches, relax/ Can you not play that lil’ boy in the club? ‘Cause we do not listen to rats,” he rapped on the 2020 single, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The subliminal shot referenced 6ix9ine testifying against several members of New York City’s Nine Trey Bloods gang — with whom he was affiliated — resulting in their conviction. The rapper, who himself was charged in the racketeering case, was sentenced to two years in prison after taking a plea deal.
6ix9ine responded by taunting Durk and his hometown of Chicago with a series of brazen stunts, including pouring out liquor for all the Windy City rappers who’ve lost their lives to violence and bringing flowers to Durk’s O Block neighborhood to “mourn” the death of his cousin, OTF Nunu.
A boxing match was previously proposed in 2021 when 6ix9ine asked his manager, Wack 100, to set up a fight between him and Smurk, who he threatened to “eat alive.”
“You get Lil Durk in the ring right now, I’m eating him alive,” he said at the time. “I will violate him on King Von’s grave. He’s gonna hit me with the bitch ass shit he’s doing now — nothing. He gonna hit me with the, ‘Yo, you making it hot right now, bro. Chill, chill [laughs].’”
However, no such fight materialized.