Tekashi 6ix9ine's antics kick off #6ix9ineisoverparty as Twitterati rallies to cancel the 'piece of s**t'
Love him or hate him, Tekashi 6ix9ine is a polarizing figure who just can't be ignored. The 'Stoopid' rapper has millions of fans, but there are millions more who are fed up with his childish antics and disturbing behavior, which ranges from pedophilia to accusing Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of buying their latest Billboard No.1 hit. Twitterati reached its saturation point with Tekashi 6ix9ine on Friday, May 22, night, and launched the #6ix9ineisoverparty, which soon became a worldwide trend.
While today's cancel culture seems to be far too reactionary and verges on the extreme side of sensitive on most days, this latest social media effort at least seems to have taken on a worthy cause in junking the rainbow-haired rapper. People were calling him "trash," "clown," "pedo" and "snitch", and plenty more unprintable epithets. You can't say he didn't have it coming. Tekashi 6ix9ine aka Daniel Hernandez has come in for a lot of flak in recent years, and while his insouciant baller attitude might appeal to fans of his edgy sensibilities, some of the things he has done in the past are just plain wrong.
For starters, he's constantly being outed as a rapist and a pedophile after he posted a video of an underage 13-year-old performing sexual acts back in 2015, and even slept with another minor who was under the age of consent.
Then he was being called "Tekashi Snitch9ine" after he snitched on his dealings with the dangerous Nine Trey Gangsters in order to get far more lenient treatment, reducing his 37-year jail sentence for numerous federal crimes to barely two years in prison. He then infuriated a lot of people when he got prematurely released from jail recently, citing that the coronavirus would trigger his alleged asthmatic condition — he was allowed to finish out the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
But rather than keep a low profile, he kept up his larger-than-life persona by heralding his new song 'Gooba' on New York billboards, raking in tens of millions of views in just a single day — the video currently has over 220 million streams. But then he accused Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of manipulating the Billboard charts for their No. 1 hit 'Stuck With U', which leapfrogged the immensely popular 'Gooba' in less than a week. He was promptly schooled by both Billboard and the 'Stuck With U' hitmakers for alleging that they bought the No. 1 spot, and fans started seeing that the rapper was living in his own deluded bubble.
And more recently, he outed Snoop Dogg for cheating with Celina Powell, hastily deleting his sex tape post after he realized that he had violated his parole. Then he made an outlandish claim a couple of days ago, saying that his next video "would break the internet" with its popularity. Thanks to all this and plenty more antics on social media, it's not surprising that the Twitterverse has turned on him.
One fan pleaded "Cancel culture doesn’t work but can we please PLEASE just put this predator away for good i cannot believe this piece of s*** is out of jail." Another tweeted, "PLEASE I HAVE LITERALLY BEEN WAITING FOR THIS HE HAS NO TALENT, HE’S A PEDO AND SAYS THE N WORD DESPITE NOT BEING BLACK. YALL FINALLY SNAPPED FOR ONCE."
Another user pointed out that he was a "clown" with an insightful post into his deluded Billboard accusations, and plenty more people were calling him "racist" and "no talent trash". An incensed woman posted "Are y’all really acting like we let him get away with saying the n-word as if his address isn’t getting leaked every week? As if his song didn’t drop off the charts faster than it rose? Are y’all really acting this slow?"
As another shocked fan observed, "This man STILL has a fan base after what he’s done ?! Yikes." Yikes is about right. We can't wait to see the fireworks when Tekashi 6ix9ine releases his new video next weekend.