Tekashi 6ix9ine is probably one of, if not, the most hated rappers, currently. The rapper has been embroiled in battle after battle with different rappers and others who aren’t here for his many antics, disrespectful comments, as well as “breaking street code.” His constant trolling and need for attention have kept him in headlines consistently, but with the recent failure of his last album things have been quiet on his end. However, a recent run-in with super featherweight boxer Gervonta Davis has brought him back in the news once again.
The TattleTales rapper had been serving time behind bars before being granted an early release. After a long legal battle, his lawyer Lance Lazzaro filed for a compassionate release request stating 6ix9ine had been in danger behind bars due to his asthma and how it could potentially fuel the risks of him catching the coronavirus. They got a victory when U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer approved the request.
“The Court accordingly finds that, in light of the heightened medical risk presented to Mr. Hernandez by the pandemic,” Engelmayer states, “there are extraordinary and compelling reasons to reduce Mr. Hernandez’s sentence in the manner requested––to wit, releasing Mr. Hernandez from custody and requiring him to serve his first four months of supervised release in home confinement, on specified conditions.”
#Breaking: It’s done, Judge Engelmayer’s order on #6ix9ine has just come out, US asked that it be delayed: 69 “shall serve the first four months of supervised release on home incarceration, to be enforced by GPS monitoring, not to be docketed until 4 pm April 2” pic.twitter.com/oMX6NT77IW— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) April 2, 2020
After being released, he served 4 months of house arrest in a supervised release in-home incarceration. Once the rapper was released from house arrest he reportedly hired 22 former law enforcement officers for security and would be transported around town in five bulletproof SUV-like vehicles. “IM FREE !!” he wrote on Instagram to his followers. “BROOKLYN THIS MY TOWN NEW YORK THIS MY CITYYYY YOU HEAR ME!?!?! KING OF F—G NEW YORK YA COULD NEVA DO WHAT I DID AND BE OUTSIDE DUMMY!”
Since the disappointment of his latest album, the rapper has been keeping a low profile and out of headlines. He was spotted in a strip club in Miami recently, however, and video surfaced showing the rapper seemingly starting trouble with the four-time boxing champion. Specifically, he was seen throwing cash at Davis in what looks like an attempt to provoke a reaction.
Due to the loud music playing in the packed club, nothing of what was said in the video can be heard, but 6ix9ine appears to yell something in Davis’s direction. Later that night, Davis made a series of posts to his Instagram story which seemed to be directed to the rapper. “Snitchk,” he wrote in his first post. “You get hit for just being around a mf… but who am I!”
Although 6ix9ine himself hasn’t publicly addressed the incident, which is pretty out of character for the rapper, DJ Akademiks is coming forward with claims that the rapper is ready to battle it out with the boxer and not on wax. In a weird, surprising twist, Akademiks is reporting that after a debate and against his security guard’s wishes, saying he was highly against it, the rapper claims to be ready to get in the ring with Gervonta Davis.
“He was with it,” Akademiks said. “6ix9ine, how does this sound? 6ix9ine versus Gervonta Davis. He said he would do it. The bag would be disgusting. You know everybody’s doing the boxing [thing]. 6ix9ine versus Gervonta Davis. He would fight Gervonta Davis in the ring. Come on, oh my God. I gotta see.. that’s like $50 million-plus.”
Some fans took to the comment section to share how asinine they felt it would be if the rapper stepped into the ring with the boxing champ. “That boy bout to get smacked, packed, and delivered,” commented one user. Another excitedly wrote, “YOOOOOOO please let this happen!!” One user references the old MTV show on celebrities in the ring saying, “Celebrity deathmatch coming back.”
One user gave their thoughts on why they think 6ix9ine is trying to play these games. “I think 69 going broke. He doing any and everything to stay afloat/relevant,” the fan wrote before referring to the rapper as a “poor fella”.
No word from either 6ix9ine or response from Davis has been made yet, but we will be sure to be on the look out.