Welcome to the heart of the music industry agenda in 2018. A person who has been stirring up drama in a very public way this entire year, the rapper “Tekashi69” or “6ix9ine” has just been admitted to the hospital after being robbed and pistol whipped.
TMZ reported that he was kidnapped, robbed, and pistol whipped after working on a music video in Brooklyn, New York in the early hours of Sunday “morning,” or late after midnight, and around 4 am he was headed home when a car pulled up and blocked him from leaving (either his driveway or the scene or where he was).
The story goes, 3 men with hoods and guns exited the vehicle that blocked him, tore Tekashi69 out of his car and pistol whipped him unconscious.
Then according to this narrative, he was in the back seat of the car, kidnapped by the attackers. They allegedly drove him around, and threatened to kill him if he didn’t relinquish tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry.
So the gunmen pulled up to Tekashi’s residence, and 2 of them went inside where his woman and baby were staying, while a third man watched him in the vehicle.
They allegedly stole around $750,000 in jewelry and around $15,000-$20,000 cash. Tekashi’s family was not hurt.
Eventually, Tekashi supposedly escaped, jumped into the passenger seat of a stranger’s vehicle and begged for help. The stranger supposedly demanded he get out of his car and called 9/11.
An ambulance came and took him to the hospital.
A revision to this story was added by TMZ, and now there seem to be conflicting reports on what happened. According to them:
“UPDATE: 9:30 AM PT Tekashi told a different story to cops. Law enforcement sources tell us, they ended up interviewing 69 and he said the following: At around 4:25 AM Sunday, he was a passenger in a Chevy Tahoe at a Brooklyn intersection, sitting at a red light, when a car bumped them from behind. He told cops 2 men with guns jumped out, stole the driver’s iPhone and then grabbed Tekashi and dragged him into their car and sped away.
Law enforcement says they drove to Tekashi’s home and he called someone inside — presumably his baby mama — and asked her to come down with his jewelry … which she did. Our sources say Tekashi then told cops he managed to escape and reported the incident to cops, but then became uncooperative. He checked himself into the hospital. Our sources say they have no idea how Tekashi was injured.”
If you’re unfamiliar with what this man has done to draw such attention to himself, for the past year he has been disrespecting gangsters in such a way that many people have lost their lives over. People have lost their lives over much less, disrespecting the kind of people he has recently. It’s best to stay away from these situations, and far away from disrespecting these people no matter how you feel about them, but instead he’s chosen the wrong path.
It looked like he was being protected by the elites of the music industry, and he was doing something to drum up publicity and create a scene, perhaps for more than one party involved by publicly disrespecting all these gangsters. Now, it looks like maybe there’s no loyalty among people in the music industry.
About 5 or 6 months ago, Tekashi was making headlines for disrespecting known Compton, California Piru gangsters, and his hotel room was almost stormed by a mob of Crips.
— ShortyP(HMI18.104.22.168) (@HustleBoiMuzik) March 21, 2018
Then shortly after, he made enemies with two of the most powerful factors on the streets in Texas. Tango Orejon, a Texas criminal syndicate with roots in the prison system uniting Mexicans from San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and other cities against the Mexican Mafia, made a video warning him not to visit San Antonio. Then, a member of the gang was arrested trying to get to him in San Antonio, Texas.
The Rap a Lot Records group, based out of Houston, Texas, a very influential party shut down his show in Austin, Texas when the son of J Prince took matters into his own hands.
J Prince Jr & Rap-A-Lot MOB Shutdown SXSW Looking For Tekashi 6ix9inehttps://t.co/B66mGLnc4F
— Mattic SevenThirty (@Mattic730) March 20, 2018
Then a few months ago, he made enemies with an entirely different region of gangsters, none of which are playing about anything: some Black Disciples (BD’s) and Gangster Disciples (GD’s) of Chicago.
He disrespected GD rapper FBG Duck and his people very publicly, and he disrespected the BD’s affiliated with Lil Reese and Chief Keef, to the point where this man was riding around Chicago looking for him.
— C. Rich (@CRICHalchemist) June 17, 2018
— Molo Receipts Only (@Molotovmatt) June 20, 2018
Lil Reese Travels Round The Whole Of Chicago Looking For 6ix9ine – Chief Keef Goes live with him "Says working with the feds" https://t.co/9ReDvn7AR7
— Musicukpromo (@musicukpromo) July 22, 2018
What could possibly be learned from this series of events? For one, it’s a little disturbing for TMZ and other people to look to this type of thing for entertainment. You can call it the “DJ Akademiks Syndrome,” and that is taking a sort of weird satisfaction out of watching beefs between real people, who really die and suffer the consequences of all this.
Before it looked sort of staged, to give publicity to both Tekashi69 and other individuals both involved with gangs and entertainment, but now it’s looking more serious. It’s been looking too serious to be fake for a while in a certain way.