Tekashi 6ix9ine is more than just his rainbow-colored hair and face tattoos!
After the release of his 2017 debut single “Gummo,” the musician — born Daniel Hernandez — has made a name for himself with his distinctive “scream rap” style.
Recently, however, the MC has been labeled a “snitch” by several social media users — as well as some fellow rappers — for testifying against his fellow alleged gang members.
Catch up on the drama, below!
On December 18, 2019, 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison after striking a plea deal where he agreed to speak out against his fellow alleged Nine Trey Gangsters. (He previously pleaded guilty to nine charges — including racketeering, multiple firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking — back in February.)
Earlier in September, he said in court that Cardi B was a member of the Bloods, which is allegedly affiliated with Nine Trey Gangsters. Though she previously told GQ in 2018 that she “used to hang out with a lot of Bloods,” a rep for her label, Atlantic Records, told Billboard Magazine, “This is not true,” in regard to her rumored gang affiliation.
During 6ix9ine’s court proceedings, many social media users labeled him as a “snitch.”
Months after his sentencing, a judge granted 6ix9ine a compassionate release from a New York jail due to the coronavirus outbreak. Per TMZ, the judge did not believe he was a threat to society and reasoned that he had already served most of his sentence.
For the first four months of his home incarceration, 6ix9ine will wear a GPS monitor and must remain at the address approved by his probation officer.
In late April, 6ix9ine was given permission by the judge to film music videos “within the confines of [his] rented property.”
May 8, 2020
6ix9ine officially made his return to music by releasing the music video for his song “GOOBA.”
After just one day, the colorful clip broke YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span, with 43.5 million views. Eminem previously held the record with his song “Killshot,” which raked in 38.1 million views during its first-day debut.
As of this writing, 6ix9ine’s latest video has been watched over 119 million times.
Beef with Meek Mill
Not everyone, however, is excited about 6ix9ine’s return to the spotlight. On the day “GOOBA” was released, Meek Mill wrote a tweet that many believe was aimed at 6ix9ine.
“I hope that rat going live to apologize to the people he told on or the victim,” Meek said, possibly alluding to 6ix9ine’s legal case.
After The Shade Room documented Meek’s tweet, 6ix9ine wrote in the comments section:
6ix9ine Breaks Instagram Live Record!
After dropping “GOOBA,” 6ix9ine went on Instagram Live and was watched by 2 million people — breaking the record for the most IG Live views in one video! The record was (reportedly) previously held by Tory Lanez, whose “Quarantine Radio” with Drake was watched by 310,000 fans.
During the IG Live, 6ix9ine admits to turning against his alleged Nine Trey Gangster members, but alleges they betrayed him first. The rapper also seemingly confirms a rumor that former manager Shotti had a relationship with Sara Molina, the mother of 6ix9ine’s daughter Saraiyah.
“I want to apologize to my fans, because you know what? It wasn’t worth it. If there is a street code and there’s something called ‘no loyalty’ and snitching and all that, I get it. But where was the loyalty when you were sleeping with my baby mother?” he alleges in the video. “Where was the loyalty when you were caught on the wiretap trying to kill me? Where was the loyalty when you tried to kidnap my mother? Where was the loyalty when you stole millions of dollars?”
May 9, 2020
Whoops! While 6ix9ine was doing a photoshoot from his balcony — as seen (above) — a neighbor took and posted a video of him, completely exposing the rapper’s whereabouts!
That day, 6ix9ine’s attorney told TMZ that his client has relocated due to security concerns.
Trollin’ the NYPD!
For better or for worse, 6ix9ine hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
As reported by The Shade Room on Tuesday, the rapper deleted all of his Instagram follows, expect for one: The New York Police Department!
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer??
6ix9ine Tries to Do Good!
6ix9ine made an attempt to be charitable — but was denied by the charity itself!
Per TMZ on Tuesday, the rapper planned to donate $200K to No Kid Hungry — a campaign that aims to eliminate childhood hunger — using money he made from “GOOBA,” as well as revenue from his new merchandise line.
However, the nonprofit ended up declining 6ix9ine’s donation.
“We are grateful for Mr. Hernandez’s generous offer to donate to No Kid Hungry, but we have informed his representatives that we have declined this donation,” the organization said in a statement obtained by TMZ. “As a child-focused campaign, it is our policy to decline funding from donors whose activities do not align with our mission and values.”