Tekashi 6ix9ine has claimed there’s “no difference” between him and the late Tupac Shakur.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, the controversial rapper discussed everything from his sentencing, whether he regrets being part of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, to pleading guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance. The latter when he compared himself to Tupac.
The interview came just days before the rapper released his first album “TattleTales,” since being released from prison.
In February of this year, Tekashi was facing years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of – firearms and racketeering; now, more than six months later, he has more than one billion views accumulated on YouTube in just four months.
Tekashi’s real name is Daniel Hernandez. Hernandez said he plans to “just keep dominating” and stay out of trouble.
Tupac came up when Hernandez was discussing his plea of guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance. He was seen in videos imitating graphic acts and touching a 13-year-old while she performed sex acts on other men around him.
Hernandez who was 18 years old at the time of the situation, expressed that he’s not a “40-year-old Jeffrey Epstein-type.” Adding that he’s now “a true inspiration to the kids.”
Tekashi was then asked, “Do you understand the view that you don’t need to be a public figure, that you don’t deserve to be famous, based on your real-world actions with real human victims?”
In which Hernandez replied:
No, I don’t. Tupac Shakur was convicted of rape. Is Tupac Shakur loved or hated? Loved! What’s the difference between me and Tupac Shakur?
For our younger readers, Tupac Shakur was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in 1994 and was sentenced to 18 months to four-and-a-half years in prison for the offense.
NYT interviewer Joe Coscarelli argued with 6ix9ine that Tupac “tried to give back with his work”. While Hernandez claimed his music was helping the world too. However, Coscarelli closed that discussion calling Hernandez’s songs “turn-up music, but it’s not introspective.”
Hernandez then played Tupac’s Troublesome ’96 to Coscarelli and told him.
“What’s the difference between that and Billy? “A born leader, never leave the crib without my heater!” You’re telling me he gave back through his art? You’re lying to me.”
Coscarelli responded to Hernandez and said he has only “one type of record” while Tupac was “multifaceted” with different types of songs. Tekashi answered, “I got to feed what, in 2020, is relevant. I got to feed the masses. There’s no difference between me and Tupac Shakur.”
Hernandez ended the interview with, “Keep hating me, because you’re going to keep tuning in.”
It’s very interesting to see Takashi compare himself to Tupac Shakur and make a mention of Jeffrey Epstein in the interview. Although, Hernandez seems to be one of the most hated in rap for his snitching and flaunting it. He has turned his life around somewhat and has managed to release a new album featuring big stars, including Nicki Minaj, Smilez, and Akon.
Maybe, Hernandez can learn from Akon (Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam) who is using his influence to help and give back to the world, mainly Africa by building the world’s first crypto city, as Anewspost previously reported.