Chicago’s own rapper Lil’ Durk has reportedly been arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Lil Durk, 22, whose real name is Durk Banks, was arrested after Chicago gang officers went to a home in Orland Hills about 5 a.m. He was charged with weapons violations.
Durk was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon after police found him in a home Wednesday with two loaded handguns. Court files showed it happened at his home address, in Orland Hills.
Judge James Brown ruled that the arrest violated terms of the probation he received in August when he pleaded guilty to tossing a loaded gun into the back seat of car as officers approached him. The judge ordered him held without bail for the probation violation and scheduled another hearing for Nov. 13. Durk had his hands clasped behind his back during the hearing.
Durk’s attorney, Sam Adam Jr., argued that he client should be released, noting he is a lifelong resident of Chicago, supports three children and has a contract with Def Jam records.
“In three weeks, he was going on a world tour,” Adam told judge.
Assistant State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said the officers saw Banks standing near a kitchen island where two loaded handguns were in plain sight. “One was loaded with 11 live rounds and the other was loaded with 13 live rounds,” Scaduto told judge.
Durk told the police, “I got those pipes (guns) ’cause (expletive) always be tryin’ to take my bands (money),” Scaduto said, quoting the police report.
“It’s a very stressful situation,” Adam said outside courtroom. “He’s presumed innocent. At no time did they see him with a gun.”
Durk was arrested after Chicago gang officers went to a home in Orland Park about 5 a.m. Wednesday while investigating an unrelated homicide, according to the arrest report.
A woman who answered the door let them in, and the officers saw Banks standing in the living room near the kitchen island.
Adam said there were at least nine other people in house who could have owned those guns. “Nine people were present” Adam said. “These guns could have been theirs.”
Adam noted that the guns were not “on his person or in his possession.”