Lil Durk has inspired one of his biggest fans from Africa to convert to Islam after listening to his music.
In a recent Instagram post, an African fan (it is not clear which country on the continent they are from) could be seen kneeling in an all white thobe with his palms outstretched. He then wipes his face and arms and leans forward, which represents a symbolic gesture of cleansing oneself. What could also be spotted in the viral video is an OTF (Only The Family) wall decal on the fan’s wall which is Lil Durk’s rap group.
Stitched into the video the fan uploaded was the track “Pelle Coat” which is off of Durkio’s new album Almost Healed.
“Mornin’ time I pray to Allah/Forgive me for the shit that I did/Let me get closer to my kids/Can you protect all of my friends,” Lil Durk sings over the melodic track.
After the OTF rapper caught wind of the post, he took to his IG stories to salute the fan for his conversion.
“This what makes me feel good everything happens for a reason,” the Chicago rap superstar said.
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Lil Durk has spoken on being Muslim through his music and can be seen wearing Islamic garb in some of his videos as well.
Durk has been showing his fans a lot of love recently across social media. On May 30, Lil Durk went to his IG story to share a fan’s new ink, which features the cover of Almost Healed on his forearm along with some writing.
Approving of the ink, Durk captioned the photo with “he made history,” seemingly in reference to the fact they were the first person to tattoo the album on their body.
Almost Healed dropped on Friday (May 26), and is projected to move between 125,000 and 150,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.
With those figures, the project is expected to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and secure the week’s biggest debut.
Almost Healed has already made its presence felt on streaming services, occupying seven of the Top 10 spots on Apple Music’s U.S. chart and helping Durk earn his biggest streaming day on Spotify with over 41.5 million streams — more than double his previous best.
Additionally, Durkio’s “All My Life” collaboration with J. Cole recently debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking his joint highest-charting single next to 2020’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” with Drake, which also peaked at No. 2.