In a candid conversation with DJ Akademiks, Lil Durk delved into the roots of his deep-seated animosity towards rats. The Chicago rapper shared a poignant personal experience, recounting how someone’s betrayal led to his father’s imprisonment, robbing him of valuable time that should have been spent nurturing his son.
“”So I really hate rats with a real passion. If you a rat, I hate you bad. Imma look to the camera. I hate fcking rats. I hate all rats. If you ever told you ever tell, I hate you. Like with a passion. That took away half of my … that made me who I am today. That took away half of my life, motherfcker telling on my pops,” Durk explained.,” Durk emotionally expressed.
Durk’s father, Dontay Banks, received a life sentence in the early 1990s for his involvement in cocaine distribution. Legend has it that rather than betray the leader of the Gangster Disciples and renowned figure in Chicago, Larry Hoover, Banks willingly accepted the sentence, demonstrating loyalty and refusing to cooperate with law enforcement.