Asian Doll is breathing a sigh of relief after Lil Durk cleared up the longstanding rumor that she was the source of the beef between NBA YoungBoy and the late King Von.
For years, the rumor mill said that Asian cheated on Von with YoungBoy, sparking the beef that would eventually take Von’s life. But in a new interview on Akademiks’ Off The Record Podcast, Lil Durk made sure to confirm that was not the case.
“It ain’t have nothing to do with Asian or none of that shit,” Durk said. “It’s just, Von put the Floyd Mayweather on the muthafucka and that’s how it happened. That’s a diff situation.”
In response, Asian Doll tweeted the clip and thanked Durk for clearing her name. “Appreciate you Durk for clearing my name I been waiting on this for a lil min & it mean a lot coming from you ion really care about wat nobody think but this was much needed 100 thank you alot,” she wrote.
Lil Durk has been at war with NBA YoungBoy since Von’s passing, and recently revealed he confronted DaBaby in person about his affiliation with the Baton Rouge rapper.
In the interview with Ak, Durk explained that the bad blood stems from Von’s murder – as he was shot and killed by an affiliate of Quando Rondo, a Never Broke Again artist — in November 2020 during an altercation between their respective crews.
He then expressed bemusement at YoungBoy “taking responsibility” for Von’s death in various songs while questioning his street credibility.
“Scared of who? For what? What he do?! ” he said when Akademiks suggested that YoungBoy believes he’s “scared” of him. “I’m speaking for the whole of Chicago: you ain’t there? Shut the fuck up. You made a diss and said something about Von, that’s why I don’t fuck with you. You ain’t did shit! You did zero, in reality.”
He added: “What did YoungBoy do for everybody to want me and him to kill each other? … What did he do to Von? Okay, cool. So why are you taking full responsibility like you did something to Von? [For] sales?”
As for DaBaby, Lil Durk revealed he confronted the North Carolina rapper backstage during Future’s One Big Party Tour — which embarked on a brief run across the U.S. in January — over a DM dispute from last year.
DaBaby exchanged words with OTF member Memo600 in March 2022 over the release of his joint project with NBA YoungBoy, Better Than You. “CAN’T BLAME DABABY HE THOUGHT THAT MAN WAS GNE SAVE HIS CAREER,” Memo tweeted, poking fun at the mixtape’s tepid first-week sales, which reportedly totaled just 28,500 album-equivalent units.
In response, the “Suge” hitmaker implied Durk was in his DMs “waving the white flag” and declared: “it ain’t a gang, city, N-GGA, or neighborhood in da WORLD scary enough to make BABY Pick & Choose who to get money wit n-gga.”
“I DM’d DaBaby and told him, I’m like, ‘Hey fam, whatever you got going on when y’all doing a tape, that’s y’all.’ You feel me?” Durk told Akademiks. “That’s when the other bullshit came out, ‘Waving the white flag in my DM.’
“We was on the Future tour. They like, ‘DaBaby here.’ Ask him yourself, call him. I pulled him in a room — not on no ‘come here!’ I was like, ‘Check it out.’ He’s like, ‘What?’ ‘That’s small shit, little shit. Let’s get to the money. You see what they tryna do to you? We don’t have no beef. Why? I don’t give a fuck ’cause you did an album with that man. That shit sold how much?’”
“So you don’t fuck with DaBaby no more?” Ak asked, to which Smurk replied: “See, DaBaby situation was a little different ’cause we chopped it up before it went down. So when we chopped it up in the DM, we already handled it … We don’t have a problem with nobody, man. We don’t want smoke with nobody. I don’t want problems with nobody.”[via]