Between Young Money gifting new Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj songs and the amazing end of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, there wasn’t much else to talk about this weekend. That is until Tyga and Lil Durk made their beef official. Most people got hipped to the beef on Sunday when it spilled onto Tyga and Durk’s Instagram feeds. How did we get here? Good question. To help you make sense of this, we put together a quick timeline that details how these dudes wound up at each other’s necks.
January 28: Lil Durk posts an instagram video of him in the studio with Tyga and Chris Brown. "Album on da way studio with my west coast family," he says, hashtagging Tyga, Brown, and Ty Dolla $ign in the caption.
April 26: Lil Durk posts an Instagram video previewing his verse on the "Chiraq" remix with Meek Mill and Shy Glizzy. He intentionally highlights his lyrics aimed at Tyga, rapping, "Heard Tyga sneak dissin on me tellin thot bitches I'm not right/Tyga only got one name but that nigga ain't got one stripe/He backpack, so easy to get that nigga shit snatched."
April 29: In an interview with XXL, Lil Durk reveals why he took shots at Tyga in his "Chiraq" verse. The Chicago rapper explains that he recorded a song with French Montana and Chris Brown called "Get Dat Money" a few months back. In his verse, he references Blac Chyna, Tyga's fiancée. "It was just a line, like, I want her and shit. It wasn’t no diss," he says. "When we was in L.A.—me, Tyga and Chris Brown, when we first did the hook—Tyga came in and heard the line, [and] he felt some type of way.”
Durk continues, saying he thought he and Tyga patched up the issue. After a few texts back and forth planning a collaboration, Durk says Tyga stopped responding, which he felt was a slight toward him. Afterward, he recorded his "Chiraq" verse. “I was just addressing shit. I wouldn’t call it no beef, I just let him know, backpack," Durk says. "You’ll get your shit snatched for real. Just let him know, this ain’t that, you spinning me like I’m some type of little kid or something. Outside of music, it’s still real niggas, you can’t play with niggas like that.”
May 4: Tyga responds to Lil Durk by previewing his own verse on "Chiraq" in an Instagram video. "Who the fuck is Lil Durk? I dust you like ashin' and purp/Your flow wack, my flow crack/Got marble floors, your floors cracked," he raps.
Following Tyga's diss preview, Lil Durk tweets out his original lyrics from his verse. He also posts an Instagram of the lyrics, although the Chicago rapper tags the wrong Tyga in the caption.
TBA: Lil Durk's "Get Dat Money" single with Montana and Brown will be released soon, where listeners will get to hear exactly what the Chicago rapper said about Tyga's girl.