Tekashi 6ix9ine Says There’s No Difference Between Him & Tupac + Would Vote For Trump In 2020 Election
Tekashi 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, is making more controversial statements in his first post-prison interview.
The rapper got an early release from federal prison in April after pleading guilty to firearms and racketeering charges.
He cooperated with federal agents and testified against his fellow Nine Trey Bloods gang members, in turn receiving a shorter sentence. He was initially facing 47 years but served less than two thanks to his early release due to COVID-19.
In the interview, Tekashi 6ix9ine shares his experience after he went public against the Nine Trey gang.
“We go to meet with the feds. They say, ‘Listen, do you know anybody that’s looking to harm you?’ Because at this point I’m not cooperating. There’s been a split, and they know it because they hear all the wiretaps. So Friday morning, I do the interview at ‘The Breakfast Club’. I know the feds are monitoring me, making sure no one comes to hurt me, but I don’t know why at this point — I’m pretty scared. I’m tired. On Sunday, I went downstairs and I said, ‘I need to speak to your boss. I’m ready to snitch now.’ The very next morning, they said, ‘You know what, if something happens to this kid, somebody kills him, it’s on us.’ They took everybody down, knowing in the back of their head, this kid is about to let the whistle blow. The very next morning, I was in their office.”
When asked does he have any regrets joining the gang, he replied,
“No. I knew what I was doing with Nine Trey. I knew what I was getting into.”
He said the gang gave him credibility in return for his membership into the gang and reveals that he wouldn’t be where he is now, without them.
“I was killing the European market. But when you’re a kid from New York, you don’t want to be the kid that is only being played in Slovakia. I want to go outside in New York and hear my music. I want to go to the club and hear my music blasting through those speakers. What’s the point of doing something and you’re not the best at doing it in your hometown? You ever seen “Ricky Bobby”? If you ain’t first, you’re last. That’s how I treat life.”
“I don’t wake up every day and think, ‘Does this person like me?’ Instead I say, ‘How can this person hate me even more?’ Because someone who doesn’t like me is not comfortable in their own skin.
I admit to all my wrongs, right? I pleaded guilty to [using] a child in a sexual performance, and then I took responsibility for that. I pleaded guilty to racketeering for 47 years, I took responsibility for that. I will have to pay that for the rest of my life, looking over my shoulder, right? Guaranteed. What society is trying to do is have me crawl into a corner and say, you know what, I hate myself. I will never hate myself. I love everything I’ve been through and I will never take it back. I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever regret the lessons I learned in life, because they made me into an animal, made me into a beast. I can go through anything.
The thing with a 13-year-old girl, I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The justice system makes you feel so guilty for something and they beat it into your head. “You’re not taking responsibility for it!” And the whole time, you’re telling the honest truth. Listen, I went to this place, and these guys brought this underage girl. I’m filming it, uploading it for the masses to see. If you committed a murder, would you upload that Instagram? I uploaded it to social media for the world to see! You’re thinking there’s no crime being committed. When the cops came to get me, I said, what happened? I turned myself in.”
Tekashi also adds that he had no idea the young girl was only 13, and he thought his life was over.
“That tore me apart. My whole life felt like it was coming crashing down. I’m in the interrogation room like, what did I do? “Da**, my life is over.”
He then compares his situation to legendary rapper Tupac, saying, there is really no difference in their lifestyles, adding that even after Tupac was convicted of felony sex abuse, he was still loved by his fans.
“Tupac Shakur was convicted of rape. [In 1994, Shakur was convicted of felony sex abuse.] Is Tupac Shakur loved or hated? Loved! What’s the difference between me and Tupac Shakur? I never caught a rape charge — ever.
I got to feed what, in 2020, is relevant. I got to feed the masses. There’s no difference between me and Tupac Shakur.”
The rapper then continues that he does have some fears about being outside without his security teams of 22 people,
“Without security? A lot. With security? Nah.”