How much weight did Tekashi 6ix9ine lose? Rapper trolled after he shares pics: 'You look like a leprechaun'
The 24-year-old hip-hop artist was hospitalized back in September 2020 after 'overdosing' on diet pills and caffeine
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has lost oodles of weight and he is very proud of the fact that he is back in shape. Well, that’s what the ‘Trollz’ hitmaker is boasting about in his latest Instagram post. The Brooklyn native also revealed the reason why he took a six months break from social media and music while sharing his latest pictures on the photo-sharing app.
The 24-year-old hip-hop artist was hospitalized back in September 2020 after overdosing on diet pills and caffeine. He had earlier confirmed to the Instagram gossip page, The Shade Room, shortly after the incident that he was fine and was trying to lose weight when he overdosed on diet pills and caffeine.
How did Tekashi 6ix9ine lose weight?
The rainbow-haired rapper shared the inspiring story of his losing weight with his close to 24 million followers on Instagram.Tekashi shared multiple photos in a single post where he first showed his earlier pictures where he had clearly gained a lot of weight. He then showed his pictures and three short videos where he showed off his transformation.
The rapper also shared a lengthy post talking about the same where he revealed why he took a long break from Instagram and music. “Hey guysss.......... SO the real reason I LEFT Instagram and MUSIC for 6 months is because in September I was the biggest I ever got .. I weighed 204 pounds and I was kinda going through a lot in life and I was just constantly eating and eating.” He further stated, “I told myself to put the music to the side and focus on myself and here I am today 60 pounds lighter at 140 ... ALL THIS TO SAY ... “He concluded, “IN LIFE everyone needs a break, in the chaos of everything that is going on in your life, tell yourself “ I control what happens in my life” do NOT let anyone tell you that things you want it’s not possible, that’s FALSE! YOU WANT IT GO GET IT ! OWN THAT SHIT ! I AM AND FOREVER WILL BE THE KING OF NEW YORK CHECK THE FU**ING STATS !!!!!!
Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'overdose'
The gossip page The Shade Room had earlier reported that Tekashi told them he was only taking Hydroxycut and not drugs not just because he doesn’t do drugs owing to his strict probation that would send him right back to jail. The artist added that he had gained a lot of weight after he left prison and was over 200 lbs at one point. It was reported that the rapper then weighed 177 lbs and he had apparently planned to continue to shed his weight until he reached 150 lbs before he returns to Instagram.
However, Vulture had then reported that Tekashi’s lawyer has denied the overdose report. His lawyer, Lance Lazarro, told Vulture, “He did not overdose. He was treated and released on the same day. And when asked if he could confirm if the rapper's treatment was for mixing Hydroxycut with caffeine, Lazzaro asserted, “That I cannot.” Tekashi had completely isolated himself from social media and was not spotted in the public eye since the much-discussed incident.
'Went from eating snacks to looking like a snack'
As soon as the rapper took to his Instagram to share his transition, social media users had a lot to say. The controversial hip-hop artist was slammed by the Internet where one of them said, “He’s got like 20 pounds of ink on his body.” Another one had a few inspiring words for him. “Now build some muscle and ull be goodjob tho.” The next one said, “Went from eating snacks to looking like a snack.” One user added, “How u lose weight and gained no muscle” while adding a laughing emoticon.