Lil Durk’s Son reportedly defended his mother by attacking his stepfather

Lil Durk shares a close relationship with his son Romeo as he often share his pictures on his social media handle.


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Joshua Pippens shared footage through his Instagram where he was allegedly attacked by his stepson Romeo, aka Jerome Harris Jr., who is supposed to be protecting his mother.

On the July 7th Post, Joshua Pippens, with the video, stated, “he grabbed my gun off my hip following his moms lead and tried to shoot me and then actually shot me.”

Since the incident occurred on July 1, 2024, Joshua Pippens has shared several updates through his social media platform.

Furthermore, a document from the Indiana Department of Child Service shared by Pippens on his Instagram includes the details about the incident.

The document reveals how Romeo’s mother, Travonna Collier, and Joshua Pippens’s aggressive fight led him to take action to protect his mother.

The 10-year-old boy also stated how his mothers get mad easily and how Joshua and Travonna showed damaging behavior in the past.

Moreover, Seeing the vulnerable condition of the children and protecting them from domestic violence, the Indiana Department of Child Service recommended the removal of Romeo, aka Jerome, and two other children from the mother, Travonna’s care and custody.

It is also recommended that Lil Durk, Romeo’s biological father, and Joshua Pippens be allowed to visit him unsupervised.

Despite the tragic incident, Joshua Pippens stated that he still loves the boy as his own

Although the incident caused Pippens to end up in a hospital for surgery, he has been sharing stories on Instagram, expressing his thoughts on how the boy is following his mother’s lead.

Pippens stated, “I never in a million years thought a kid I bought 4 wheelers and paid for football leagues and everything would do this.”

He further added, “He only knows what Mom shows him, but I still love him like he’s mine.

In an Instagram story posted on July 9, 2024, Pippens shared that he is returning for surgery.

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Likewise, rapper Lil Durk broke his silence after the incident on Twitter by stating, “Save that money for them kids, kids, kids,” possibly directing the incident of which his son Romeo has been part.

Netizens have been sharing mixed reactions about the incident

Being the son of a Well-Known rapper, the incident has sparked discussion about parental responsibilities and carelessness all over the internet.

Some people are expressing their empathy for the boy and talking about the impact of the traumatizing events that the child has been facing from such a young age.

Others are sharing their thoughts on the negligence of the parents in using weapons and fighting in front of children.

Additional Information

  • Lil Durk, aka Durk Derrick Banks, is the father of seven children: Angelo, Bella, Zayden, Romeo, Little Skylar, Willow, and Du’Meir.
  • Durk has been engaged to his longtime girlfriend, India Royale, since December 20, 2021, and has a stepdaughter, Big Skylar.
  • Lil Durk was born in Englewood, Chicago, Illinois, and his father was incarcerated when he was seven months old.
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi is a student of Business Management, who is also a movie enthusiast. She loves writing articles and blogs related to movies. Besides that, she enjoys reading novels and is passionate about learning new things.


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