Lil Durk Compares Future to Tupac, Twitter Reacts

Lil Durk attends his "2X" album Atlanta listening session at Patchwerk Recording Studios on July 18, 2016 in Atlanta.
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Lil Durk attends his "2X" album Atlanta listening session at Patchwerk Recording Studios on July 18, 2016 in Atlanta. 

In 2017, a flurry of rappers including Troy Ave and Boosie Badazz have proclaimed themselves to be the second coming of Tupac. On Saturday (May 20), Lil Durk stirred the proverbial pot on Twitter when he boldly compared Future to the "Hail Mary" rapper.

“[Future] you the Modern day #2pac for the world," tweeted Durk. After firing away his tweet, Twitter erupted, as fans quickly blasted the Chicago star for his comparison. "Durk what kind of drug you took today," wrote a vexed user. Another fan suggested Kendrick Lamar as a more plausible fit instead of the HNDRXX crooner. "Kendrick is Pac. Cole is Nas. And Ross is Biggie," said @Zeph94.

As for Future, he has blossomed into a full-fledged superstar with his strong showings so far this year. First, he accomplished an unprecedented feat when he released two back-to-back No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 within a two-week span with Future and HNDRXX. Then, he notched himself his highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 with his fiery banger "Mask Off." The Metro Boomin'-produced record peaked at the No. 5 spot and as of this week, sits comfortably at No. 7. 

Currently, Future is embarking on his Nobody's Safe Tour featuring Tory Lanez, Migos, Young Thug, and A$AP Ferg. Take a look at Durk's tweet and some of the responses below. 
 

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