In the midst of the East Tennessee native’s electrifying 26-song set on Friday (Mar. 18) at Bridgestone Arena, Wallen welcomed the 29-year-old, award-winning rapper to the stage to perform “Broadway Girls.”
Wallen opened the performance as he sang the opening verse of the viral hit, before Lil Durk joined him for the chorus and his verses of the chart-climbing hit.
“Oh, there’s two things that you’re gonna find out (oh-oh) / They don’t love you, and they only love you right now (right now) / If I was smarter, I’da stayed my ass at home / And leave them Broadway girls alone (leave ’em alone, leave ’em alone) / Them Broadway girls alone / (leave ’em alone, leave ’em alone) / Leave ’em Broadway girls alone,” Wallen sang on the chorus of the tune.
Watch their performance below.
“Broadway Girls” appears on Lil Durk’s latest project, 7220, which debuted at No. 1 upon its release.
Morgan Wallen & Lil Durk Gave The Live Debut Of The Song In January
The two friends and duet partners gave the live debut of their collaborative track during MLK Freedom Fest, a multi-artist rap festival, also at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The performance came just days ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Chicago rapper introduced Wallen to the stage at the time, calling him “genuine at heart,” before adding, “Can’t nobody cancel shit without me saying it, you know what I’m saying?”
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Durk and Wallen released their collaborative track, “Broadway Girls,” on December 17, 2021.
Sonically, the song is different from anything we’ve ever heard from Wallen. While maintaining his signature deep southern twang, the superstar pushed his musical boundaries further than ever before by incorporating hip-hop elements for a fresh new sound.
The collaboration did not come as a surprise to fans, as Lil Durk gave Wallen his stamp of approval by commenting on the chart-topping hitmaker’s teaser clip, released in early October. When the teaser of “Broadway Girls” appeared on social media, the anthemic tune instantly took the internet by storm as fans begged for its release.
At the time of the song’s release it debuted at No. 1 on five Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Rap Digital Song Sales, R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, as well as the Digital Sales chart, where it sat in the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks.
Morgan Wallen & Lil Durk Shut Down A Nashville Bar To Film The Music Video
The pair shut down Lower Broadway and Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar to film the music video for their chart-topping collaboration, which was released on Monday, December 20, 2021.
The clip, directed by Jerry Productions and Justin Clough, finds Lil Durk and Wallen partying in Aldean’s bar and singing along to the track on the vacant street in Nashville, TN.
Earlier this year on Tuesday, January 4, Lil Durk came to Wallen’s defense when he was asked if he is a racist and also encouraged rappers to work with the “Wasted On You” singer.
In a video, shared by TMZ, the award-winning rapper defended the East Tennessee native and encouraged rappers to work with the “Sand In My Boots” singer while sitting in the backseat of a car in Beverly Hills, California after being stopped by the outlet.
“Everyone is talking about your collab with Morgan Wallen, it went No. 1, it was huge. How was it working with him as you know he had the whole n-word controversy, he was in hot water. He’s not a racist is he?” the TMZ reporter asked Durk, referencing Wallen’s use of the n-word in February 2020.
“My boy,” Durk said. “He ain’t no racist. That’s my boy. We had a long talk. He had his public situation… I vouch for him and he good.”
“He ain’t cancelled, I talked to him,” Durk added, when the reporter asked if he should be uncanceled. “When I say you ain’t cancelled, you ain’t cancelled.”
The TMZ reporter also asked Durk if he thinks he should work with some fellow rappers, who Wallen said he’d like to collaborate with in a recent conversation on Clubhouse with comedian Druski. During the discussion with Druski, Wallen revealed that he’d like to work with Kendrick Lamar.
When Durk was asked if Lamar should work with Wallen or not, he immediately replied, “Fa sho.”