Even though Tekashi 6ix9ine’s reputation in the hip-hop community is not very good, the performing artist isn’t afraid of calling out some of his contemporaries.
Hot New Hip Hop reported today that the rapper – who was recently released to serve the rest of his prison sentence in home confinement – called out other artists in the game for not contributing to their communities.
As most hip-hop fans know, Tekashi 6ix9ine made a lot of enemies in the rap scene when he turned into a federal informant to get a plea bargain with the federal prosecutors. Tekashi was looking at life in prison until he ratted out his former associates in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Regardless of his past, Tekashi 6ix9ine has been trying to make a difference by helping out communities in need. On the 28th of May, Tekashi took to his account to call out artists for not donating to charities and other organizations. While the video has since been deleted, DJ Akademiks managed to capture it.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, 6ix9ine said in his video that he was getting tired of listening to rappers talk about how they were the “kings” of their city, but rarely did anything to help out the communities they came from.
6ix9ine allegedly said that there are a lot of people out there right now who don’t have jobs and have had their lives completely upended by the coronavirus pandemic. However, Mr. Hernandez says New York rappers haven’t done anything about it.
In the caption of his video, Tekashi 6ix9ine said that other rappers in New York City who haven’t donated at least $100,000 to a charity were “bums.” In the same caption, Tekashi 6ix9ine claimed that people who claim they’re kings but don’t contribute anything are a joke.
Some people thought the video was in reference to Lil Tjay, who recently described himself as the King of New York. Fans of 6ix9ine know this isn’t the first time he took jabs at other recording artists.
Earlier this year, Tekashi 6ix9ine accused Snoop Dogg of ratting out Suge Knight.