Lil Nas X vs. Tekashi 6ix9ine is probably the weirdest beef to hit the net, but honestly can we even be surprised at this point. Both rappers are notorious for trolling their audiences, although Lil Nas X tends to lean more into meme territory while 6ix9ine’s attacks are more vicious. Its a wonder then why their paths didn’t cross sooner.
6ix9ine has been busy drumming up drama with anyone and everyone in hopes of pushing sales of his recent single “ZAZA”. He almost came to blow with Meek Mill outside a club, and has taunted late rapper King Von on social media within the last few weeks. Its gotten so bad that his baby mother Sara Molina has also begun to receive threats and insults. She made a video last week asking people to stop calling her 5 year daughter a “b*tch” in her DM’s and remind everyone that 6ix9ine is no longer a part of their lives.
In a recent post by Hip-Hop personality DJ Akademiks, 6ix9ine saw an opportunity to throw a homophobic jab at Lil Nas X seemingly unprovoked. The post showed a headline about China making anal swabs mandatory for foreign visitors. 6ix9ine responded in the comments “Lil Nas X has entered the chat.”
Lil Nas X reposted a screenshot of the comment followed by an alleged DM he received from 6ix9ine a few weeks back.
“Yo,” said 6ix9ine. “Gonna be in ya city soon what you doing lol?” he then asked with a heart emoji. In a clear display of “who’s the better troll”, Lil Nas X scored his video clap back with his unreleased song “Call Me By Your Name”, a record he’s been teasing fans with for almost a year. In his caption he simply responded, “This you?”
6ix9ine was not too happy about this clap back and quickly took to instagram to refute claims that he’d reach out to Nas.
“Before this sh*t even starts we’re gonna nip this sh*t in the bud,” he told the camera. “This is my ‘Gram right here. 6ix9ine, that’s my account.” He then went to Lil Nas X page showed that they had no previous exchange, insisting that he’s never sent the rapper a message. However, there is a message request at the bottom of the screen, which means that someone likely deleted the messages before filming the video.