Tekashi 6ix9ine is one of the Internet’s most puzzling celebrities, with the rapper and parolee being a man that follows his own tune and his fans eating up. Despite the love he seemed to receive online, his last album flopped, and the TattleTales rapper vanished. He’s easing his way back into the spotlight now, coronavirus and parole seemingly the last things on his mind.
Earlier during the pandemic, Tekashi’s lawyers were arguing that they were afraid for his life, post-release from prison.
“I’m concerned,” Dawn Florio, one of his lawyers, told The Post months ago. “Lots of people condemn Danny for cooperating with the government. Even a young gang member who wants to make a name for himself could try something. He’s in great spirits but I won’t rest easy until he’s located in a different state with 24-hour security.”
Unfortunately for 6ix9ine, it’s also this notoriety that is keeping his career afloat, even months after his release from prison early on COVID-related reasons.
A music industry insider also weighed in on The Post’s article about Daniel Hernandez. “He’ll be OK as long as he sticks with what he does best. He knows how to stay on top. But he’s also got kind of a death wish. I don’t know which Tekashi is gonna win out.”
The one that won out is the one which appeared in more subdued spirits after he had disappeared following the disappointing results of his album release, despite scoring a few wins on the Nicki Minaj-assisted “Trollz” single.
In the clip later posted, fans noticed his much-subdued hair color and lack of copious amounts of extensions and wigs. After months of post-jail cavorting around the country in his trademark looks, 6ix9ine sported a simple goatee and perhaps his darker natural hair.
The TattleTales album, originally forecasted to hit sales of around 150,000 units, ended up debuting at #4, selling 53,000 album-equivalent units and sales would continue to decline. After such a non-stop social media presence pre-album release, it was jarring that he totally disappeared, leaving fans asking, “Where Is 6ix9ine?” before he emerged in the clip.
Before that random reappearance came word the rapper was in the hospital for taking too many Hydroxycut pills and drinking coffee at the same time, apparently worried about his weight and it being the cause of his vanishing from social media until after he cuts the weight.
Controversies aside, it seems as if even a pandemic cannot keep the rapper from re-emerging to stir up some trouble – despite being released early from prison in order to “avoid” it.
Popping up in a Miami strip club over the weekend, it seems as if the rapper couldn’t resist antagonizing someone – with his target of choice being super featherweight boxer Gervonta Davis.
While nothing got physical, 6ix9ine is seen rocking several diamond-encrusted chains and tossing out money when suddenly the vibe shifts. His security surround him as 6ix9ine begins yelling at someone off camera and then starts throwing money at them. 6ix9ine keeps throwing money with a mad look on his face.
Davis of course responded on his own Instagram, with the 26-year-old super featherweight seemingly itching for a one-on-one with 6ix9ine, writing, “SnitchK … you get hit just for being around a mf … but who am I!”
See the back and forth below.