Tekashi 6ix9ine Angers Some Fans Who Think He Dissed Dead Rappers in Instagram Live Video
Another day, another Tekashi 6ix9ine story. He’s officially finished with his prison sentence, which was completed with a four-month home confinement stint in a secret location.
Though he’s still obligated to complete community service hours, as of Aug. 1, 6ix9ine can freely roam the streets again without the constraints of the law. For his fans, this means there will be more music, more trolling, and more attention.
Tekashi 6ix9ine reactivated his social media accounts
Previously, the rapper had to shut down his Twitter and Instagram accounts in anticipation of his home confinement arrangements being switched up.
In mid-July, 6ix9ine’s attorneys confirmed that in the interest of his personal safety, they advised him to temporarily deactivate his social media. They wanted to ensure his address wasn’t leaked to any gang members.
His team also stated that the “Trollz” rapper has his own security detail comprised of former NYPD officers and federal agents.
As of Aug. 1, 6ix9ine is back at it on Twitter and Instagram posting images from his video shoot and announcing his new single. He took things a step further by going on Instagram Live to talk about having no fear.
Tekashi 6ix9ine addressed hiring protection and invoked dead rappers
On day 2 of his freedom, 6ix9ine had no qualms about discussing his choice to have a security team. In his Instagram Live video shot while walking around NYC streets, he said a lot of people ask him why he stays with security.
His reason? “Why your favorite rapper dead right now with bullet holes in his face?” he said. Calling himself the king of New York, he added, “Why y’all favorite rappers getting shot in the f***ing face and all that? Huh?’
6ix9ine declared he’s keeping security with him because “Y’all ain’t gonna R.I.P. me!” or put him on a t-shirt. He said he never wants to live in fear.
When he brought DJ Akademiks into the conversation, he implied that if Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke had security, they’d still be alive. They then had a brief discussion about the use of security guards for hip-hop artists.
Some fans didn’t take too kindly to Tekashi 6ix9ine’s words
Once word spread on the internet that 6ix9ine used Pop Smoke, Nipsey Hussle, and Xxxtentacion as examples to defend his choice, some people were angered.
On Twitter, this comment received more than 8,000 likes: “6ix9ine hopped on ig live and disrespected X, Pop Smoke and Nipsey. F**K 6IX9INE.” Another person added, “6ix9ine dissing pop smoke isn’t sitting right with me …… if he don’t just let that man rest in peace.”
A number of commenters believe Tekashi made the wrong career move by mentioning Pop Smoke and Nipsey during his discussion. They warned him he should take DJ Akademiks’ advice to move out of the city.
Others observed the video and felt 6ix9ine’s body language read like he was suspicious about his surroundings. In any case, many don’t want to hear anything else the “GOOBA” rapper has to say about other rappers, and some are calling for an end to his career.