This is not a good look.
The trouble surrounding Tekashi69 is all but stopping. It would seem that 2018 isn’t a great year for the rapper, as far as his public relations situation is concerned anyway.
Following up on several public appearance mishaps comes one more, as the rapper has reportedly been banned from a Los Angeles strip club.
Keep scrolling to watch the video of the glass being thrown.
The rapper’s most notable trouble came in the form of a legal case against after being caught with an underaged girl. In November of 2017, after being accused of a heinous crime against a mine beforehand, 6ix9ine pled guilty to charges of sexual misconduct with a child.
The “Gummo” rapper accepted three felony counts of “Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance,” stemming from an incident that occurred over the summer. While the age and name of the girl involved are unknown, what we do know is 6ix9ine’s fellow Brooklyn rapper ZillaKami posted photos of Tekashi fondling the girl and claimed that she was just 13 years old. See as Tekashi was over 18 at the time the photos were taken, he could be facing up to 15 years per count.
6ix9ine’s guilty plea comes as a bit of a shock given how vehemently he and his team denied the charges. “He doesn’t even like to say the R word, we don’t play around with that s**t,” a representative for the rapper told Mass Appeal after the initial reports started spreading. “As someone with a 3-year-old daughter we take this very seriously… Their whole thing was to try to slander his name and make him look terrible.”
— TEKASHI69 DA SCUM (@6Tekashi9) August 4, 2016
6ix9ine was notable for his bubbling-under hit “Gummo,” his colorful appearance and meme-able hair and his associations with more-famous acts like Trippie Redd. However, Redd was quick to distance himself from the rapper once the allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor came to light.
“I’m sorry brozay, 1400 don’t promote pedophiles,” Trippie said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “If we give n***as clout, we give n***as clout. It was an accident.”
Pi’erre Bourne — the producer of his hit, who also put together Playboi Carti’s “Magnolia” — separated himself from the rapper on social media. “F**k that Gummo s**t,” he wrote. “Y’all n***as doing weird s**t some opps.”
“This is ridiculous.”
In the following months, the case against the rapper was consistently pushed back. In January of this year, 6ix9ine’s sentencing over compromising photos of himself with an unclothed 13-year-old girl was been delayed yet again.
The reasoning? The rapper couldn’t seem to pass his G.E.D.
The completion of a G.E.D. program was part of a plea deal that the rapper took to avoid jail time when he was brought up on charges related to the lewd photos. According to Jezebel, Judge Hon. Felicia Mennin wondered aloud why the rapper hadn’t completed his G.E.D. like he was required to under his plea deal.
“What’s the problem?” she asked. “He’s struggled through it,” 6ix9ine’s attorney responded.
“This case has been happening since 2015,” said Hon. Mennin. “This is ridiculous.”
6ix9ine explained that he had passed all of the sections barring science. He promised that he would brush up on the subject and complete the test, if given the chance.
Mennin accepted 6ix9ine’s request to push his sentencing to April 10, but warned the rapper that he needs to actually get his GED if he wants to stay a free man. “You may end up going in,” she said at the time.
I jus need sum time to let these demons climb up outta me pic.twitter.com/mS141J7bLb
— TEKASHI69 DA SCUM (@6Tekashi9) July 26, 2015
At the time, the charges were only the latest chapter in the seemingly endless story of young SoundCloud rappers and their associations with heinous crimes. Kodak Black and XXXTentacion have faced charges on everything from domestic battery to sexual assault/miscounduct. While 6ix9ine is probably facing a significant prison term, his more famous contemporaries are anything but in the clear.
While Kodak seems to have mellowed after being released from jail, keeping his name out of the headlines for offensive actions, X couldn’t help but stay in trouble. For a while, not a week went by without a fight at a show, an offensive comment or a scrap with his fellow rap stars.
November 2017, X posted a video that he claims showed the aftermath of a fight between himself and Migos. He also claimed that the trio had a gun and didn’t use it, which he thought showed that they were soft. The star said:
“How you have fire and ain’t shoot me? After all that s**t I been talkin’, how the f**k you ain’t shoot me? Y’all n***as p***y as f**k,” X said in the rant. “Y’all rap n***as be rapping ’bout killing n***as and shooting n**as and this and that… But you caught me outside a hotel and ain’t shoot s**t boy.“
People were also quick to blame 6ix9ine for ruining Yams Day — the benefit concert and celebration of the late A$AP Yams that ended in a massive brawl. The rapper denied the claims, posting video of himself leaving the arena at the same time as the rest of the crowd.
“For everybody that’s putting my name in that Yams Day situation, that had nothing to do with me,” he said in the Instagram live video. He continued:
“I’m perfectly fine. That had nothing to do with me. It’s crazy, you know what I’m saying, the amount of hate that just goes around in this world, man. Yams didn’t deserve that. It was a charity event, you know what I’m saying, for Yams’ family. That had nothing to do with me… I wasn’t in no fight. My hair is still laced, this perm. I got into no altercation… You can see my face. I wasn’t shot, I wasn’t stabbed. Stop making up stories…”
He added that he had too much respect for his fellow New Yorkers to ruin the special event. “I have so much respect for the A$AP Mob,” he said. “And me and Rocky spoke and it was nothing but love, you know what I’m saying?”
“It’s bigger than me,” he added. “Rest in peace A$AP Yams and the hate needs to stop. This world is full of hate… This is not about Tekashi 6ix9ine. This is about A$AP Yams.”
— TEKASHI69 DA SCUM (@6Tekashi9) June 28, 2015
According to the most recent reports, the artist’s trouble streak is far from over. He’s just been banned from Los Angele’s Ace of Diamonds strip club for life.