Tekashi 6ix9ine announces comeback single with giant billboard in Times Square: 'The King Is Back'
Barely a month after being released from prison, the controversial rapper opted to go for a dramatic announcement about his new music
Barely a month after being released from prison due to coronavirus concerns, the controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has chosen to rub his new-found freedom in the face of his detractors by appearing on a massive billboard in New York City that announces his upcoming single. Trolling and cracking jokes is nothing new to the 'Stoopid' rapper, but this latest public display for attention shows he's not really interested in laying low, despite the current precarious circumstances that he now finds himself in.
Last year, Tekashi 6ix9ine aka Daniel Hernandez was infamously sentenced to 37 years in jail due to his involvement with the notorious Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang and a number of federal charges that included gang violence, murder and racketeering. However, his sentence was reduced to two years after the rainbow-haired rapper struck a deal with investigators that involved him providing incriminating information regarding his close associates. In return for his snitching, Tekashi 6ix9ine was granted leniency and his jail term was cut down dramatically. However, even that time got cut down even further thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Tekashi 6ix9ine allegedly suffers from an asthmatic condition, so his lawyers were successful in getting him out of jail after citing growing concerns for his health in his New York-based incarceration facility. It was announced last month that the remainder of his sentence would be served under house arrest and the gleeful rapper was set free.
However, despite the fact that he is now a walking target for the Nine Trey Gangsters, that hasn't slowed the cocky 24-year-old rapper down. He recently plastered one of the biggest billboards in Times Square, New York, with a teaser campaign for his upcoming single, which is set to be released tomorrow.
DJ Akademiks posted the pictures of the new song's promo on his Instagram. It features a giant photo of Tekashi 6ix9ine in a trademark rainbow-hued jacket, along with the words "The King Is Back." This was followed by the time and release date and time of his upcoming single, "New Single - 05. 08. 20 - 3:00 PM EST." DJ Akademiks also mentioned in his post's caption that Tekashi 6ix9ine would be going live on Instagram at 3 pm ET to promote his new single.
As expected, fan reactions are rather mixed regarding this brash announcement from the trouble-baiting rapper. One follower joked, "Oh look, Tekashi Snitch-Nine is back," while another tersely stated, "'The King of New York' - Didn’t New York make the saying 'Snitches get stitches' yet they got a whole snitch on they billboard..."
However, other fans were excited that Tekashi 6ix9ine was surfacing with new material again, with one saying "My man is back" and another fan stated "As bad as this sounds, I’m definitely excited and people are as well." Another viewer admitted that the rapper was still as popular as ever in his hometown of New York, saying "He snitch and still gonna put up mad numbers 😩😭."
Looks like we'll have to wait and see if the new song is worth all this trolling and hype! Make sure you check back tomorrow at 3 pm ET to listen to Tekashi 6ix9ine's new song's premiere.