6ix9ine’s guilty plea came 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.”
6ix9ine became popular 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.”