Judge Denies Lil Durk's Request To Travel For Performances As He Awaits Trial
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Lil Durk has been denied his request to lift the curfew restrictions in his attempted murder case so he can honor concert bookings outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
The rapper, real name Durk Derrick Banks, is facing five felonies in relation to a shooting which took place outside The Varsity restaurant in Atlanta in early February when a man was shot in the leg.
The MC, who was arrested in late May, is currently free on $250,000 bond but must stick to a strict curfew, which bans him from going outdoors from 11pm until 7am.
Lil Durk Faces Attempted Murder, Assault, Firearm & Gang Charges In Atlanta - AllHipHop.com
Durkio dropped a new record called "Turn Myself In" before turning himself into police.
Durk, who insists he is innocent, claims the restriction is severely impacting his career and ability to travel outside the city for work, leaving him potentially liable for legal action from concert promoters, who had booked him for gigs prior to his arrest.
He recently requested special permission to have the curfew relaxed while he's on the road - so he can still make his scheduled summer concerts, including his set at the Dope Shows Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Saturday.
Lil Durk Says Curfew For Attempted Murder Makes It Hard To Provide For His Kids - AllHipHop.com
The rap star's finances are getting jammed up over his legal woes.
However, his motion was dismissed by a Georgia judge on Monday, effectively putting his upcoming performances outside of Atlanta in jeopardy.
Durk, 26, had previously complained about having to cancel six performances to date due to the terms of his bond release, costing him much-needed funds to provide for his family, including his six children from various relationships.