With the arrival on his first post-prison album TattleTales, 6ix9ine sat down for a prolonged chat with Carl Lamarre of Billboard to cowl a variety of subjects. As together with his interview in the New York Occasions, 6ix9ine expressed little or no in the way in which of remorse, talked about his stint in jail, and why he cooperated with the authorities.
Upon saying the discharge of TattleTales, 6ix9ine posted a video of himself gloating that he was in Chicago. Two of town’s rappers, Lil Durk and Lil Reese, weren’t too completely satisfied about his presence. Ever since, Durk and Reese have been buying and selling pictures with 6ix9ine, with him posting outdated footage that seems to point out Reese getting jumped at one level. 6ix9ine pressured Lamarre into saying it was just one particular person hitting Reese within the clip, though he didn’t need to say what number of there have been for positive both manner. 6ix9ine even went as far as to carry up the video on his telephone. “Lil Reese is being dealt with by one man,” he mentioned, displaying the video on what gave the impression to be a separate telephone.
”I’m with safety in Chicago, proper? Am I celebrity or a SoundCloud rapper?” he requested, addressing accusations that he was “scared” as a result of he went to town with safety. “There’s a complete image of Drake with safety and a bulletproof vest in Chicago, proper? No one say he’s scared. … However the second Tekashi rolls round with safety, no bullet proof vest, oh he’s scared.”
He continued to get hung-up on Drake’s bulletproof vest, and Lamarre contested that individuals had known as 6ix9ine scared as a result of he has been antagonizing folks whereas Drake hasn’t and desires the safety as a result of he’s the largest rapper on the planet. “Principally it’s like, Pop Smoke your self, proper? That’s what you’re telling me,” 6ix9ine mentioned.
Afterward within the interview, he circled again spherical to the subject of Chicago, questioning if Lil Durk had ever scored a No. 1 single like he had. “So what makes you assume Lil Durk can fuck with me?” he asks Lamarre, to which he replied that Durk hasn’t gotten hung-up on his numbers. “When you do not acquired cash what broke folks say? ‘Cash do not matter man.’ … If Lil Durk went to fucking Argentina proper now you assume folks would fucking parade and say, ‘Oh my god!’ Who’s the larger artist? It is no trick query.”
He continued to ask Lamarre who the larger artist between him and Durk, who he known as a “little child” he might outsell with out even selling his document. “Lil Durk is on the identical degree as like, the G-Herbo child,” he mentioned. 6ix9ine claimed if he went outdoors of his automobile and walked as much as any stranger, they would not know who G-Herbo is however they’d know who he’s. “It is no competitors, man, it is like little children,” he reiterated.
Whereas 6ix9ine mentioned he’s “an enormous fan of Travis Scott,” he additionally spoke at size about his subject with merch and ticket “bundles” that contribute in the direction of the chart efficiency of an album. Nation artist Kenney Chesney swooped the No. 1 spot from Drake earlier this yr following the discharge of Darkish Lane Demo Tapes, and 6ix9ine highlighted that Chesney acquired to that spot by means of bundle gross sales for a tour that he finally cancelled anyway. “The rona too, Lamarre contested, though 6ix9ine questioned why the state of affairs with Chesney occurred in Could, months after the coronavirus pandemic hit the States.
Durk determined to reply after 6ix9ine’s TattleTales reached No. 1 on the US iTunes chart. “Thank me later this what occur whenever you point out me and purchase views,” he wrote. 6ix9ine caught wind of the remark and fired again, writing, “Point out you? U have 18,000,000 much less followers then [sic] me GO SPIN ON THE PEOPLE WHO KILLED YA COUSIN.”
.@6ix9ine‘s ‘TattleTales’ has reached #1 on US iTunes.
— chart knowledge (@chartdata) September 4, 2020
Previous to the discharge of TattleTales, 6ix9ine knowledgeable his followers through Instagram that he had an outdated document with Tory “that he cleared for me in 2017.” Tekashi requested followers if he ought to put it on the album, calling the music a “fuckin’ hit.” Lamarre requested the controversial rapper about whether or not the music would flip up on TattleTales—which it in the end did not—and he made it clear he needed it on there.
“I need to,” 6ix9ine mentioned when requested if he was going to incorporate it. “On the finish of the day, Tory’s my brother. I perceive what he goes by means of, however think about turning my again on Tory now when everyone turning their again. That is not honest to him, know what I am saying? We’ve not heard from Tory what occurred to him. The media can fucking flip something, we gotta hear from him, his aspect. … So when Tory speaks and says, ‘Nah it did not occur that manner,’ or, ‘Sure I did do this, I am sorry,’ we have to give him an opportunity identical to we give everyone an opportunity.”
6ix9ine additionally took goal at T.I. within the interview, seemingly implying that the Atlanta rapper and actor additionally cooperated with authorities so as to get diminished jail time in 2009. “Lots of these rappers are snitches, however folks do not need to settle for that, proper? I do not know the brother T.I., proper? However I can perceive that he isn’t snug together with his reality,” he mentioned. “How did T.I. do one yr? They do not desire a motive to love me. They need a motive to hate me.”
Watch the total interview over at Billboard.