On Durk’s 7220 album cut “Golden Child,” he raps: “I don’t fuck with Vlad,” which Ak explained in an interview earlier this week stemmed from Vlad leaving in a part of his 2018 interview with Lil Durk surrounding the gender of his unborn child that the OTF boss wanted to be taken out.
“[Lil Durk] said the reason is: ‘I did an interview with Vlad and there was a part of the interview I mentioned the upcoming birth of my child,'” Akademiks said. “And that was with India and he apparently had asked you to take it out.
“And you said, ‘I got you, I’ll take it out.’ Interview comes out and that part wasn’t taken out. A lot of people could take that really sensitive too.”
Vlad responded by explaining that he asked his staff to take that part out but there was a miscommunication when it got posted. He claims they took down the video immediately and he apologized to Durk’s PR agency, Audible Treats, at the time.
“I asked my staff to take it out and when you have a bigger company and there’s multiple layers,” he said. “Along the way, something got mixed up and this part came out. As soon as I found out it was not taken out, we took it down right away.”
Vlad then apologized to Lil Durk and his partner India: “I am still the president of the company and I want to personally apologize to Durk and India. I know when it comes to children this is a very important thing and it’s a permanent thing.
“Announcing the birth or the gender of your child is very important and by us doing that took away from the grandeur of the whole thing so I’m sorry. I’m very sorry that this happened.”
Lil Durk hasn’t given VladTV an interview since this took place in 2018 when he was in transition from Def Jam to Alamo Records.