Tekashi 6ix9ine not only released a new record on Friday, but he also apparently set a social media record.
After dropping his new song, "Gooba," the formerly incarcerated rapper took to Instagram Live to discuss, among other things, testifying for the government against his former gang associates last year.
The conversation — which was much more of a rant — set an Instagram Live record with two million people tuning in, TMZ said.
He trolled his haters by posting a screenshot of the Instagram Live showing just how many people watched. "Why ya think ya can compete with me? And I ratted stoopid STILL the king you mad," he wrote.
During the Instagram Live, Tekashi bragged about his money and jewelry and said his former crew tried to kidnap his mother and kill him. He also said they beat him up and stole "millions of dollars" from him.
Because of that, he didn't have an issue with violating the perceived "street code," he said. In fact, he says the gang associates crossed the line before he did — he alleged several times that one of these so-called friends slept with the mother of his child while he was out on tour.
"I snitched, I ratted," he said, "but who was I supposed to be loyal to?"
At the beginning of the in-home incarceration Instagram video, Tekashi bumped "Bad Boys" while playing around with a pair of handcuffs.
In December 2019, the rainbow-haired rapper was sentenced to two years in prison (with credit for time served) after he pleaded guilty to nine racketeering charges. In April 2020, he was released early to home confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, he has reportedly bought "a fleet of luxury vehicles" and several massively expensive jewelry pieces.
This likely isn't the last we've heard from Tekashi either. In October 2019, TMZ reported that he scored a record deal worth more than $10 million while he was still behind bars.