According to Tekashi69, there’s no East Coast-West Coast war going on right now, unless he wages it. When TMZ spoke with Tekashi69 on Friday night at WeHo at the Pepperment Club, surrounded by security, reporters asked him about his supposed war between those in New York and those on the West Coast.
As it was previously reported, tensions escalated while at a restaurant last week in New York City. Tekashi and his crew tried to get into a venue in NYC and were subsequently denied by the security there.
The rapper was supposed to meet with a record executive, but he was accompanied by retired police detectives who said Tekashi couldn’t come in with all of his friends. It was either Tekashi by himself, or not all, an offer the rapper then denied.
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From there on in, Tekashi’s crew became enraged and started fighting with the recording executive’s security guards, and eventually, shots were fired before the police finally came.
This all comes after Tekashi was charged with four years of probation related to a child sex case. The judge told the young man that he needed to stay out of trouble in the meantime, otherwise, he’d end up in jail.
Additionally, Tekashi faced charges for choking out a 16-year-old after a performance one night. After being hit with misdemeanor assault, the rapper never showed up to court and was later reprimanded.
In front of the judge, Tekashi said that he didn’t think it was that serious, and he didn’t need to go to court because it was a misdemeanor. However, he was clearly wrong.
In case you don’t know, Tekashi69 has made a name for himself as somewhat of a meme-rapper. The New York City artist has rainbow colored hair, face tattoos, and multi-colored grills, features that have sparked both criticism and fanfare.
The 22-year-old first came to prominence in 2017 with his single, “Gumbo,” which went on to hit number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was later certified as platinum by the Recording Institute of America. At the beginning of 2018, 6ix9ine released his first mixtape, which went to number four on the Billboard chart. Since then, he continues to stay atop the headlines.