New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is here for the long-haul and is making pretty big career decisions. New reports claim the hip-hop newcomer is putting his business first.
According to reports, Tek is downsizing the crew he keeps around him and focusing more on his family.
Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ … Tekashi and his closest confidants are downsizing his entourage. From here on out, he only wants music biz professionals around him who are focused on making him the biggest star possible. We’re told Tekashi’s riding high after a successful international tour, and wants to reap the benefits by making life better for himself and his family. He’s been spending way more quality time with his GF and his 2-year-old daughter. (TMZ)
This week, 6ix9ine updated fans on his Billboard Hot 100 success.
“You know the vibes. We 10 for 10 on the Billboard. All that, ‘This ain’t it, chief,’ sh*t, knock it off. 10 for 10 on the Billboard. It’s f*cking Tr3yway. I just want to thank God for always looking out for me, keeping me out of harm’s way. I want to thank all the supporters who pray for me day in and day out. I’m 10 for 10 on the Billboard. I don’t know how to prove myself anymore. I’m just the hottest artist in the f*cking game. It’s a trend to hate Tekashi 6ix9ine but it makes me so happy because it’s nothing you can tell me. I’m 10 for 10 on the Billboard.”
Last Sunday, reports emerged about Tekashi getting shut down and turned away from a Bellator MMA event in Long Island.
We’re told 6ix9ine planned to meet up with his pal and Bellator brand ambassador 50 Cent, but wasn’t allowed entry. Fiddy wasn’t there yet anyway … but we’re told it wouldn’t have mattered. As for why Tekashi’s barred … our sources say it stems from a shooting back in April at the Barclays Center connected to Tekashi’s manager, Tr3yway. The same company that owns the Nassau Coliseum owns Barclays, and as we reported … the rapper’s persona non grata at that venue. (TMZ)
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New York rapper 50 Cent – who has close-ties to Bellator – reacted to the situation.