For better and for worse, 6ix9ine has established himself as a figure in the rap game that is impossible to ignore. Whether it’s by means of back-to-back Billboard-charting records or his social media antics, The Brooklyn-based rapper has maintained a notable presence in the industry ever since his breakout hit “Gummo” was released last year.
While some of those social media antics have been harmless, such as trolling his audience into believing he signed to Birdman’s Rich Gang record label for $15 million, other actions 6ix9ine has taken online have been far less trivial. In the short time that he’s been in the industry limelight, 6ix9ine has gotten involved in a ridiculous amount of beef with other industry figures.
Not only has he been involved more feuds than the average braggadocious MC, but those conflicts have often proved to have dangerous consequences. From Chief Keef to Adrien Broner, we’ll pick apart all of the beefs 6ix9ine has been a part of up until this point.
One of 6ix9ine’s latest beefs has been with Chicago rapper Chief Keef. Their conflict allegedly started when Chief Keef and his Glo Boyz affiliate Tadoe featured on a Trippie Redd track called “I Kill People”, which dropped on June 1. The song was perceived to be taking shots at 6ix9ine, who Trippie Redd had already been beefing with earlier.
Within 24 hours of the track being posted, 6ix9ine took to Instagram to respond. In a now-deleted video post, 6ix9ine addresses Chief Keef directly while surrounded by goons in a parking lot. The caption of the video read “AND IM STILL BUMPING FANETO !!!!!!! IF I DONT DIE IN 48HRS YALL P*SSY FOREAL !! READ ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN WHEN N**GAS BEEF WITH US”. Here’s what 6ix9ine had to say:
Nobody give a f*ck about what y’all n**gas did three years ago. I don’t think y’all n**gas understand what I was talking about in my last video. What y’all did four years ago, three years ago, and live in y’all raps, y’all don’t do. I know that personally. But y’all gon’ give me 48 hours? “Yo, wait two months yo, this n**ga gon’ die”? Where? Where I’ma die? F**k Chief Keef, f**k Lil Reese, f**k all them n**gas, f**k is y’all n**gas talking about?
On June 2, Chief Keef was allegedly shot at around 6 a.m. outside of the W Hotel in Times Square, but was ultimately unharmed. It’s been widely speculated that 6ix9ine was behind the shooting, but there was no evidence found that linked the shooting with their beef. 6ix9ine is currently being investigated for ties with the shooting, but at the time it went down, he was in Los Angeles. While he was on the West Coast, 6ix9ine took the opportunity to do a little more trolling when TMZ asked him a few questions.
After a short period of silence, the beef heated back up again on June 12 when 6ix9ine posted videos of himself giving out money and meals to the less fortunate in Chief Keef’s hometown of Chicago. Both in the videos and their captions, 6ix9ine made it a point to send shots Keef’s way. See for yourself below.
As if that weren’t enough, 6ix9ine pulled up to O-Block, Chief Keef’s old neighborhood in Englewood, just to try Chief Keef once again. During his time in Chicago, 6ix9ine has been seen making moves with a load of security with him, which many speculate to be either undercover or off-duty cops. Chief Keef has remained relatively silent throughout 6ix9ine’s f**kery, but did take to Instagram to make a post directed at 6ix9ine, with the caption “#GetTheSecurityNotTheStrap”.
6ix9ine’s beef with Trippie Redd is considerably older than his issues with Chief Keef, and could even be said to have facilitated the beginning of it in the first place. The two had been tight about a year ago, as 6ix9ine had featured on Trippie Redd’s tracks “OWEE” and “POLES1469”.
Issues arose when rapper and former friend of 6ix9ine ZillaKami made an Instagram post in August 2017 that shows a shirtless 6ix9ine with his arm around a girl who is also shirtless, and allegedly 13 years old. This prompted Trippie to post a now-deleted Instagram video in which he distances himself from 6ix9ine, but without dropping his name. “I’m sorry brozay, 1400 don’t promote pedophiles,” he says. “I’m a timeless artist, I can’t surround myself with goofies.”
Trippie would further escalate the situation when he posted a photo to his Instagram of 6ix9ine holding hand with another man, commenting “Raaaaaape Gaaaaang”. The following night, Trippie Redd was jumped at his hotel in New York by who he claims to be Nine Trey blood gang members sent by 6ix9ine. On the hand-holding photo that has since been deleted, 6ix9ine commented “This is the same reason u got punched in ya mouth … you never learn[.] I wish you all the success trip. Big fan[,] always will be.” Trippie responded by describing the events on an Instagram live video, where he takes the time to ban 6ix9ine from LA.
What ensued afterwards was a relentless back and forth over countless Instagram videos of 6ix9ine and Trippie flexing on and dissing each other. Eventually, in late April of 2018, the beef appears to be squashed after 6ix9ine and Trippie Redd have a friendly exchange over Instagram Live, in which they mention how they spoke to the head of the label they share and that they plan to talk soon.
A lot of people speculated that at some point, the beef was faked and kept alive for the sake of clout on both of their ends. The theory may not be far from the truth, as they are both signed to the same record label, Elliot Grainge Entertainment. Even though 6ix9ine’s beef with Trippie and Chief Keef have been the most prominent, they are far from the only feuds he’s had since he’s been involved in.
At the beginning of 2018, Brooklyn rapper Casanova dropped a track titled “Set Trippin”. The track was pushed as a diss towards 6ix9ine, but without dropping 6ix9ine’s name. Later on in the month, Casanova claimed he intended the track to address anyone that fits the shoe, but suspicions still lingered that he had meant it for 6ix9ine. After remaining silent on the conflict for a couple months, unidentified shooters pulled up to a music video shoot for Casanova in Bed-Stuy. Reports claim that at least 10 shots were fired, resulting in two of Casanova’s affiliates being shot. 6ix9ine would later make a video that implied his responsibility for the shooting, but without putting it explicitly.
Shortly after the first shooting, 6ix9ine and Casanova ran into each other with their respective crews at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As the groups passed each other in a hallway, the crews started to push and shove each other until someone in 6ix9ine’s crew drew a gun and fired off one shot. While Casanova, his crew, and the shooter fled the scene, 6ix9ine and his posse stayed behind and were questioned when law enforcement arrived.
A month later, Casanova drops another diss track towards 6ix9ine, titled “Gripped Up”. This time, the title of the track includes “(6IX9INE DISS)”, making the message of the track loud and clear. After police started investigating persons on both sides, both 6ix9ine and Casanova accused each other of snitching. While the investigation never turned up anything newsworthy, 6ix9ine and Casanova settled their beef roughly a month after their Barclays Center run-in. It came in the form of a video shared by Casanova, in which he shows himself mobbing with 6ix9ine in the street and throwing cash in a strip club.
While 6ix9ine’s issues with Casanova were unfolding, 6ix9ine had another beef on the backburner, but it wasn’t with another rapper: it was with professional boxer Adrien Broner. On April 16, Adrien Broner posted a photo of himself with Charlamagne tha God, which 6ix9ine commented “clown” on. This prompted Broner to make another post on the same day, calling out 6ix9ine for his comment and threatening him. See that post below.
6ix9ine didn’t hesitate to respond. He posted a video betting $300k that Broner would lose his upcoming fight in Brooklyn, challenging Broner to match his bet. While throwing cash into the air in the video, 6ix9ine also demands that Broner check in when he comes to New York.
Broner responded by taking a picture of a check written out to Daniel Hernandez, 6ix9ine’s real name, with the amount of $300k. The next day, Broner makes a few more posts, including one showing him shopping at what Broner claims to be 6ix9ine’s jeweler in NYC. Their beef ended anti-climactically, with Broner walking to the ring in the Barclays Center to the sound of 6ix9ine’s “Gummo”. 6ix9ine recorded himself watching the beginning of the fight from his car, and didn’t seem bothered by Broner’s choice of entrance song.
Roughly a month before 6ix9ine’s beef with Adrien Broner, Los Angeles rapper The Game sparked some hostility between himself and the “Gummo” rapper during a set on a European tour. During a break in the music, The Game leads the crowd in a chant of “f**k 6ix9ine” and “fake-a*s blood”.
6ix9ine responded to The Game’s actions through Instagram. Like many of his beef posts, they have since been deleted, but the first one was a picture of text that read “I TURNED “GANGSTERS” INTO CLOUT CHASERS. I INVITE ALL YALL TO MY DICK. A KID WITH RAINBOW HAIR GOT THE WHOLE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW AGGRAVATED”. 6ix9ine had more to say in the caption of the post, writing “SUCK MY D*CK. I lterally come to everyone city when y’all say don’t come. Pullin everybody card.. y’all stay in y’all hometown I TALK SHIT FROM NEW YORK ALL THE WAY TO YA CITY. I move around.” 6ix9ine uploaded another photo with additional statements of the same nature.
In a third post, 6ix9ine clowns The Game by uploading a throwback clip of The Game on the dating show “Change of Heart”. The caption of the video read “When u was 21 crying over a b**ch. I BEEN GANGBANGIN AS A YOUNGIN. U worked out and got ‘tuff’ and turned blood. LOL “I had the most fun in my life” heada*s”. In yet another post, 6ix9ine speaks on how he’s able to move however he wants, even cities where people say he isn’t welcome.
The Game’s next move effectively snuffed the flame from the feud with a two-piece post, with 6ix9ine quieting down right afterwards. Thankfully for us, he hasn’t taken those posts down. See the savage posts for yourself below (don’t forget to peep the captions):
This the bum y’all let call himself the king of New York ??? 😂😂😂 Frank White only KING OF NY… This really the nigga running round talkin bout he been a blood his whole life ?? This really the 🤡 niggas running round throwing up blood wit ??? This lil weirdo… Foh nigga…. If you don’t take that red rag off playing wit real niggas lives & get yo dick in the booty Carlton sweater around the neck wearin ass on somewhere & stop playing wit this blood shit before somebody hurt yo mamas only daughter. You a nice guy, look at that smile…cut the tuff shit out before it’s too late. Sweater tied around ya neck 😂😂😂 ALL BOYS SCHOOL head aaaahhh LOL….. we know what the 69 stand for…. you used to suck wee wee’s while gettin ya pussy licked at ya private school #nIaintgotnoalbumcomingout #thisfordisrespectingmyflagnmycity #554 #wegoneseewheretheprotectionwhenthatlilmoneyrunlow 🎮
Went from a rapist in 2016, to tryna be a crip in 2017 to running the bloods in NY in 2018 😂😂 & actually got niggas co-signing this fuckin weirdo ??? NEW YORK cannot be down wit this fuckery… it’s a misrepresentation of what NY really is….. & LA niggas ain’t tolerating no more disrespect PERIOD… not to the city, the culture, or either sides of the flag !!! It’s REAL NIGGAS out here dying in the streets behind this shit you false bangin. You got the 69 from giving niggas head while they gave you head lil weirdo & brooklyn niggas made you dye ya hair cuz you was they bitch…. how long you thought you was gone get away wit this charade ??? Fucked up thing is little kids out here following this weirdo & gone end up hurt tryna be what they think this bum is….. & them bloods you paying to hide behind gone disappear when that lil money run out then you gone have to stand behind all the shit you talkin on ya own….. the jig is up #Teryaki69 #RainbowBrite #TheDiaperSniper [This my last post about this 🤡…. had to let the world know who this bum really is] & some of y’all gone say “leave him alone he’s just a kid” lol… stop talkin grown man shit & stay in a kids place then lil mothafucka !!! Ain’t no fakin blood on my watch !!!! REAL NIGGAS EVERYWHERE on ya head Daniel…. stop fakin & save ya life boy before somebody catch you when you & me both know that’s not what you really want. The best advice I can give yo lil weird ass. #ThisRapShitAintForEverybody
The conflicts discussed are just a few of the more high-profile beefs that 6ix9ine has gotten into, and by no means an exclusive list. 6ix9ine has had friction with producer Pi’erre Bourne, fellow Brooklyn rapper Jay Critch, YG, Jay Prince Jr… The list goes on. Regardless of the negativity spawned from all of it, the publicity has been working in 6ix9ine’s favor. He’s been able to captivate his online audience, both fans and haters alike, with the wild persona that he’s built as part of his brand.
On more than one occasion, people have claimed his beef to be staged publicity stunts. While there’s been no concrete evidence or explicit admittance of this to be the case, it wouldn’t be surprising if some of those claims were, in fact, true. In the state that hip-hop is in today, beef equates to record sales… And who doesn’t want to get on?