Is jail the safest place for Tekashi69? It’s hard to say, but it seems, according to a New York Times article posted today, 69’s biggest enemy may be himself.
The “Fefe” rapper was arrested and jailed on racketeering charges, but given his recent beefs with fellow rappers and gang members, combined with the news that the 5′ 7″ 22 year was recently moved to a cell block home to non-violent offenders (indicating he’s either working with feds or being targeted by inmates—or both), it’s hard to tell whether 69 is better off on the streets or behind bars.
“The reason he’s got so many problems is he talks a lot of smack,” Charles Latibeaudiere said Wednesday on TMZ’s YouTube channel.
Today, Tekashi’s most recent troubles Latibeaudiere explained, originated back in May when the multicolored mobster beefed with rapper Cheif Keef’s cousin, Tadoe. According to XXL, the beef started when Keef and Tadoe dissed Tekashi on (the eloquently titled track), I Kill People with fellow rapper, Trippie Redd.
The beef quickly exploded into a series of FaceTime confrontations.
What’s interesting about the beef is that Trippie Redd is credited with discovering Tekashi according to the Times.
Nevertheless, the encounter lead to another infamous FaceTime spat, this time between Tekashi and Tadoe.
Once the call ends, Tekashi states he’s put a “30 pack” on Tadoe. According to TMZ, “30 pack” is code for a $30,000.00 hit.
“I just think he’s being a damn clown,” Said Raquelle Harper on Wednesday’s TMZ YouTube post. “Ain’t no way in hell you’re really going to put a hit on somebody when you’ve got a video camera in your face.”
The problem is, someone tried to shoot Chief Keef outside the W Hotel in Times Square shortly thereafter. According to TMZ, Tekashi denies “having anything to do with” the shooting, but the timing is clearly… Unfortunate.
It’s possible the combined consequences of the Tadoe beef, Tekashi’s gang affiliations, his fall out with manager and fellow gang member, Shotti (Shotti’s record label is named after he and Tekashi’s gang), and rumors that the incarcerated rapper is a snitch, 69 has to sleep with one eye open no matter where is.
Oh, by the way, Tekashi69’s new album “Dummy Boy” dropped this week.
When 6ix9ine stopped by The Breakfast Club prior to his arrest, Charlamagne Tha God asked the young rapper how much he’d spent on legal fees this year.
“Close to half-a-million,” Tekashi replied.
“That’s what I’m sayin’,” Charlamagne said. “That stuff could be avoided.”