Kanye West Is Attempting To Buy Out Lil Durk's Label Contract
Kanye West is reportedly exploring the possibility of bringing Lil Durk to G.O.O.D. Music by negotiating to buy the Chicago rapper out of his current record deal. A source informed TMZ that Ye is in talks to purchase Lil Durk's contract from 300/Alamo Records, the label he joined after leaving Def Jam in the summer of 2018.
According to the report, tension emerged when 300 CEO Todd Moscowitz declined to clear a separate Lil Durk verse for Kanye's upcoming album, causing friction between Durk and the label.
The initial premiere of Kanye's track "Vultures" featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Bump J, and Lil Durk on WPWX Power 92 Chicago included Durkio's verse, but it was mysteriously missing when the song landed on streaming services. The issue was later resolved, and Lil Durk's vocals were added on Thanksgiving.
Lil Durk, 31, was initially signed to Def Jam before opting for independence and subsequently joining Alamo Records. Recent talks of freeing Durk from his current record deal gained momentum during his time with Kanye West in Dubai. Their collaboration continued with a live performance of "Vultures" during Durk's club appearance, where Kanye, Ty Dolla $ign, and Bump J joined him on stage.
Kanye West's long-time manager, John Monopoly, hinted at a joint tour featuring the four artists, suggesting Ye's interest in a global tour.