Tekashi69 also known as 6ix9ine is an American rapper who rose to fame with the release of his single “Gummo”. The rapper from Brooklyn is new to the rap industry but is making name following his controversial feud with rappers like Trippie Redd and Chief Keef.
Here are five interesting facts about 6ix9ine including his net worth, musical career, early life and more.
1. 6ix9ine net worth is estimated to be more than $4 million.
According to several sources on Internet, Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine net worth ranges from $800,000 to $4 million. Some websites like idolwiki, celebsworth and gazettereview lists his net worth to be only $500,000 to $800,000. However reliable Celebritynetworth lists the rapper net worth to be $4 million while another website Famousbirthsdeaths lists his net worth to be exactly half.
Recently, In January 2018, Tekashi69 posted an Instagram post claiming he signed a $7.5 million record deal followed by $15 million management deal with Birdman’s RICHGANG company a month later. It was also reported that he is looking to sign a $5 million headphone deal but according to TMZ the deal never existed in the first place.
With that said, considering his rising fame and massive deal with recording company, we can say that 6ix9ine net worth is more than $4 million.
2. 6ix9ine Breakthrough in music
Tekashi69 rose to fame on social media due to his Instagram Post that went viral in Reddit and Twitter. His unique appearance, teeth, hair and tattoos turned him into an internet meme.
Unlike many rappers who used SoundCloud, YouTube and other platforms, he went on his first tour on Europe to promote music. He started releasing songs rap songs in 2014. However, he received viewers after he collaborated with Trippie Redd on sing “POLES1469”.
In November 10, 2017, Tekashi69 released a song called “Gummo”. It was a massive hit and peaked at No. 12 on US Billboard Hot 100. His next song “Kooda” peaked at #61 on the Hot 100 on December 2017. Hernandez then released his debut album titled “Day69”. It debuted at Number four on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 55,000 albums.
3. His body has “69” tattoos over 200 times.
Interestingly, Tekashi69 body is full of tattoos. In-fact his body has “69” tattoos more than 200 times. He says that 69 represents his lifestyle and #scumbag which is an acronym for “society can’t understand me”. His body also has HIV tattooed on his back in support of HIV/AIDS.
4. Tekashi69 was robbed, kidnapped and beaten by three unknown stranger.
On July 22, 2018, Tekashi69 was robbed, kidnapped and beaten brutally by three unknown stranger. According to TMZ, the rapper was working on a music video in Brooklyn and while he drove car, another car pulled up and blocked his driveway.
According to sources, the gunmen took $750K in jewelry and around $20K in cash. While, they were driving, 6ix9ine was able to open the back door and jumped out of the car. He called for police help via stranger and was immediately taken to hospital.
5. He had feud with several rappers in the past.
Tekashi69’s first fight came with his previous partner Trippie Redd who once collaborated on song “Poles1469”. Their relationship turned sour after Trippie Redd did not want to work with Hernandez following the rumor about Hernandez being a pedophile. He even posted a photo of Hernandez holding hands with another man in an attempt to show him as a homosexual. Later that month, while Trippie Redd was in a hotel in New York, he was assaulted. After that they continued to exchange insults on Instagram Live.
He also had a heated exchange with Chief Keef. It all started after 6ix9ine dissed him on Instagram. Hernandez claimed than Chief Keef and his associates were “p***y” if they didn’t kill him within next 48 hours in NYC. On June 2, 2018, Chief Keef was shot outside the hotel in New York City but no injuries resulted from that incident. Hernandez was investigated by the Police and no clear evidence was found regarding the shooting.
Apart from that, he also had fight with rappers like Pierre Bourne, Casanova, Acie High, The Game and YG.