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What happened to Tekashi69?

Tekashi69 accused Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande of buying the number one spot on the Billboard. Also, he accused Snoop Dogg from cheating on his wife. What's going on with Tekashi69?

By Brendaliz ColonPublished 4 years ago 3 min read

Daniel Hernandez, better known as Tekashi69, is a Mexican-American rapper, songwriter, and convicted felon. He was born on May 8, 1996. At only 22 years old, Hernandez had a brutal childhood followed by an explosive rise to fame and repeated troubles with the law. His first brush with the criminal justice system as an adult came in 2015 when the then 19-year-old Hernandez pled guilty to a sex offense involving a 13-year-old.

Hernandez rose to mainstream fame in late 2017, with the release of his debut single "Gummo," which was certified platinum by the RIAA. In early 2018, he released his debut mixtape, Day69, which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Later 6ix9ine earned his first top-five entry on the Billboard hot 100 with "Fefe," featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz. "Fefe," peaked at number three on the chart. On November 27, 2018, his first album, "Dummy Boy," was released. The album went number two on the Billboard 200 chart.

A month before the release of this album, Hernandez got arrested along with several other individuals. He faced six federal felony counts for illegal racketeering use of a firearm, armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit murder.

6ix9ine was released early from prison because he was vulnerable to the COVID-19. The rap world has observed him since he had avoided a lengthy sentence- he had faced as much as 37 years- by cooperating with prosecutors against his former gang mates in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Instead, 6ix9ine was sentenced to just two years and was released early after his lawyer argued that the rapper's asthma made him vulnerable to the COVID-19 while in prison.

He released a song, "Gooba," the first new music he has put out since the federal judge in April allowed him to finish the remaining months of his two-year sentence for racketeering and other charges in home confinement. The lyrics to his song were released on his birthday, and was mildly challenging. On his Instagram, he addressed the accusations that he was a "rat" for cooperating with authorities. Hernandez spoke of attempts on his life and said that people had tried to kidnap his mother.

Recent Controversy

-6ix9ine made a video accusing Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of buying their Billboard number 1.

-He alleges Billboard is manipulating its music charts

-6ix9ine tells Snoop Dogg to apologize to his wife after posting a video of Snoop Dogg allegedly cheating with professional Clout Chaser Celina Powell.

-He also tried to donate $200,000 to No Kid Hungry but got declined.

People think he is upset because he might've done the same, but he still didn't make it number one. Could that be? We don't know.

Tekashi69 made a video after Ariana clapped at him, he said he doesn't have anything against her, his frustration comes from Billboards.

From Ariana Grande's Tweet.

From Ariana Grande's Tweet.

From The Shade Room.

Justin Bieber statement.

Those are a couple of headlines and drama that the rapper has caused on social media. Did he go too far with the accusations? Probably. Ariana was right with her post. He should be grateful to be on the charts because how many artists have worked hard and don't make it to the spot? The music industry is mysterious. Something that a lot must understand is that there are a lot of voices out there that want to make it, but instead, we are giving importance to the same artists repeatedly, not giving others the chance to shine.

Here are the last two pictures related to this situation.

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