Tekashi 6ix9ine drags Tom Hanks into feud after son Chet says rapper is 'scared s**tless' for snitching on gang

After Chet Hanks called him a disgrace, Tekashi 6ix9ine merely wished Chet's dad a speedy recovery from Covid-19 with a tongue-in-cheek comment

                            Tekashi 6ix9ine drags Tom Hanks into feud after son Chet says rapper is 'scared s**tless' for snitching on gang
Tekashi 6ix9ine, Chet Hanks (Getty Images)

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has had no dearth of critics in recent months. The 'Stoopid' rapper was recently released from jail to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest, and plenty of people online have been lambasting him of late for his devil-may-care attitude and lack of humility. The latest person to wade into the fray has been Chet Hanks, the son of beloved actor Tom Hanks, who said Tekashi 6ix9ine aka Daniel Hernandez was living in fear.

The hip-hop star had originally been sentenced to 37 years in prison for a slew of federal charges, which included counts of gun violence and racketeering. However, after the rapper decided to snitch on his dealings with the infamous Nine Trey Gangsters, the feds decided to grant him leniency and reduced his jail time to a little under two years. Having already served the majority of his jail time, the rapper then tried to get the remaining few months of his sentence knocked off by claiming that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic put him at risk in his New York prison facility since he is an asthma patient.

Tekashi 6ix9ine leaves after his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse (Getty Images)

Once again, the judge decided to grant him the benefit of the doubt and allowed him to spend the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. While the rapper was ecstatic on gaining his freedom, he has become a polarizing figure of late, with unhappy critics calling him "Tekashi Snitch-Nine". Even his fans were worried for his safety, considering he is now the numero uno target for the Nine Trey Gangsters. Tekashi 6ix9nine, however, doesn't seem to care and has been mouthing off and trolling people online ever since he got released.

Tekashi 6ix9ine also refused to lay low, putting out giant billboards announcing the release of his new single 'Gooba', which broke YouTube viewing records by racking up over 43M views in just 24 hours. He also had to recently relocate from the house where he was serving his house arrest as some fans managed to get hold of his address and were hanging out outside, hoping to get a glimpse of their hero before the police intervened. 


All this public hue and cry has now prompted Chet Hanks, the son of Hollywood stars Rita Wilson and Tom, to contribute his two cents to the party. Chet was quoted as saying, "Don’t be fooled by social media. That dude is SCARED S***LESS but has no choice but to laugh and make light of it cuz he knows he's a marked man for the rest of his life either way."

He continued his rant, saying, "He literally told you on the stand that 'the gangster image was just a persona to boost my career' only to get out talking about upping 100 shots at the chicken spot? And y’all still going for it." Chet added, “People see a bunch of jewelry and diamond teeth and numbers on Instagram and actually believe dude is really happy as f*** living the life… All I see is FEAR."

Actress Rita Wilson and Chet Hanks attend the 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' New York premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 15, 2011, in New York City (Getty Images)

However, Tekashi 6ix9ine smoothly negated this attack by not only choosing to sidestep the criticism but also posting a tongue-in-cheek comment leveled at Chet's famous father. He posted, "Wishing his dad a speedy recovery," a reference to the fact that Tom and Rita had been one of the first celebrity power couples to confirm that they had contracted Covid-19. They have since confirmed that they have both made a full recovery, but that's beside the point.

Love him or hate him, the 'Gooba' rapper seems to be happy living his life and is content in the realization that even negative publicity from haters is good publicity. It remains to be seen if he can keep up this indolent and couldn't-care-less attitude, but if anyone is capable of pulling it off, it's Tekashi 6ix9ine.

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