Lil Durk has addressed Donald Trump’s criticism of Chicago following the former President’s numerous remarks about the city’s violent crime rates.
He was asked about Trump’s comments over the weekend during an MSNBC interview. Host Ari Melber played him a montage of soundbites from multiple speakers addressing the city’s high crime rates. “What’s going on in Chicago? I said the other day, what the hell is going on?” Donald Trump said in the clip.
“I really don’t pay it no mind because it’s violence everywhere,” Lil Durk began. “You can get self-defense everywhere, you can kill anywhere, you can stab anywhere, you can choke anywhere, you can kidnap anywhere.
“It’s just every city has the moment of the rates. If you look up right now who got the most murder rate I bet you it ain’t Chicago. So now the story transpire to that city. That’s why I never comment on it because every city has its day.”
When Melber asked Durkio his advice to Chicago kids, he highlighted the work of his Neighborhood Heroes Foundation.
“It’s different when you up close and personal with them,” he added. “It’s different when you doing non-profit like the Neighborhood Heroes and you in one of the worst neighborhoods in Chicago giving out turkeys or bookbags or showing them how to open up bank accounts to save money.”
Check out the clip below and watch the interview at the end of the page.
Lil Durk Gives Back To Chicago Students
Earlier this year, Lil Durk awarded $50,000 in scholarships to two exceptional Chicago students participating in the Neighborhood Heroes’ HBCU College & Career Readiness Cohort.
“I feel it’s my responsibility to reach back to the kids—especially those that are growing up in my community,” said Lil Durk.
“These kids have to be our biggest investment as they’re our future leaders,” he added. “They are destined for greatness and I’m encouraging others to join my team’s efforts to help pave their way.”