Tekashi 6ix9ine has been on top of everyone’s minds in the hip-hop community ever since he returned home from prison and made a splash in the media.
For instance, when the rapper was released, he almost immediately dropped a brand new music video on YouTube, “GOOBA,” that accrued the largest number of views in under 24 hours. Put simply, 6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” was watched 40,000,000 times in one day.
Since then, the music video has been seen over 150 million times, although, Hot New Hip Hop claims it was taken down due to a copyright claim which came from a producer. The Kenyan producer involved in this dispute, Magix Enga, claimed that he wants credit for his role in Tekashi’s track.
Magix Enga says that Tekashi 6ix9ine and his team stole one of his sounds and used it for “GOOBA.” Magix hasn’t been credited on the song, but he says the intro to the record should at least give credit where credit is due.
A new statement, Hot New Hip Hop reported, says that Tekashi 6ix9ine’s team called him up on the telephone to ask to have the copyright claim taken down. He said that “some guys” called him and asked if he would eliminate the copyright strike.
According to Magix, they wanted to pay him around $100,000 in Kenyan money, so he said yes. However, one day later, he said he wanted a different deal, opting for instead, full credit for his work. As a result, Magix says he refunded the money.
XXL says that Tekashi 6ix9ine and his team offered to pay him just $900 in American dollars to have the song put back up, however, this equals $100,000 in Kenya. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s team claims this interaction never took place.
According to a statement from XXL Magazine, there was no monetary settlement offered to the Kenyan producer. The report was “fraudulent” at its core. Regardless of whether parts of the song were stolen, it did make a splash upon its release.
In addition to getting 40,000,000 views in 24 hours, it also beat Eminem’s previous record with “Killshot.”