DThang killing: 6ix9ine taunts Lil Durk after his brother's shot dead, gets slammed
The 25-year-old songwriter, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, had also made fun of King Von’s death in November last year
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: After the news of Lil Durk’s older brother’s death broke, the internet was filled with condolence messages for his family. However, there was one person who reportedly could not stop himself from being notorious. OTF DThang, born Dontay Banks Jr, was fatally shot in the head outside of a Chicago nightclub named Club O in Harvey on Saturday night, June 5. TMZ reported that the 32-year-old died on the spot.
While condolences have been pouring in all over the internet after the sudden demise of DThang, who was a rapper himself, 6ix9ine instead chose to be a “bad man” as he reportedly taunted Lil Durk and his family. A YouTuber named DJ Akademiks posted about the tragedy on his Instagram page. The post’s caption read, “Reportedly #lildurk brother #dthang was murdered outside a Chicago club. #147Calboy has sent his condolences.” But 6ix9ine took to Akademiks' comments section and wrote, “@lildurk tell the truth about yo Gang man they really dyin” along with a lot of laughing emojis.
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According to reports, the 25-year-old songwriter and rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, also commented on a separate post writing: “@lildurk stop the senseless violence.” An Instagram post by The Shade Room paid tribute to DThang by writing, “#TSRAngelz - #Roomies we are sad to report that #LilDurk has suffered yet another tragic loss. His brother #DThang was reportedly shot and killed outside of a Chicago Nightclub yesterday. Lil Durk and D Thang were together only a few nights ago at #PierreThomas‘ party in ATL. The news has been reported by well known producer #MurdaBeats and @akademiks early this morning. Let’s keep #DThang ‘s family and friends in our prayers during this time.” In its comment section 6ix9ine reportedly offered a sarcastic “RIP”.
But people did not like the ‘GOOBA’ singer’s insensitive comments as a user on Instagram said, “@6ix9ine the next boxing match should be you n durk istg.” “@6ix9ine ok this comment was unnecessary fr fr,” another added.
Twitter was also buzzing with criticism for 6ix9ine as a person commented, “We must take responsibility for allowing this man into hip hop.” Another user tweeted, “I just wanna know how so many real a** mfs get fucced up all the time in rap, but this mf still moving around.” “Can we just stop mentioning this guys name and just let him fade into the bushes like that Homer Simpson meme forever?” a person asked and another added, “Death is not a joke, specially on this cases, f**k 69.”
We must take responsibility for allowing this man into hip hop.— Lisa Devereux (@Paintherperfect) June 7, 2021
I just wanna know how so many real ass mfs get fucced up all the time in rap, but this mf still moving around— Pharaoh Group (@PharaohSwagDBA) June 7, 2021
can we just stop mentioning this guys name and just let him fade into the bushes like that Homer Simpson meme forever?— JAK.MAK (@jakdotmak) June 7, 2021
Death is not a joke, specially on this cases, fuck 69— insert text (@liljeep1996) June 7, 2021
However, this is not the first time 6ix9ine has made fun of someone’s death. Earlier in November last year, he reportedly insensitively commented on the death of King Von, who was killed in a shooting outside a club in Atlanta.
Meanwhile, DThang’s tragic death came a month after he paid tribute to Lil Loaded, who took his life in May. He had tweeted: “Pray for his family he was young n didn’t no this what come with the game I wish I could have had conversations with him n showed him the ropes about relationships n life pidd.”
Pray for his family he was young n didn’t no this what come with the game I wish I could have had conversations with him n showed him the ropes about relationships n life pidd https://t.co/s97BawLjTs— OTF DTHANG (@dthang2x) May 31, 2021