Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine rose to fame by way of social media. Now, he’s getting a special type of close-up.
“Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine,” a three-part docuseries that premieres Sunday on Showtime at 10 p.m., goes contained in the lifetime of the 24-year-old rapper. That includes archival footage with Tekashi in addition to interviews with others in his circle, the docuseries traces his rise from his days rising up in Bushwick to his notorious 2019 trial, when he snitched on his former fellow gang members in an effort to cut back his sentence after being arrested on racketeering, drug trafficking and weapons costs.
The daddy of two was released early from prison final April, as a result of coronavirus pandemic. However he hasn’t precisely flown underneath the radar since then — the “Gummo” MC simply obtained caught feuding with Meek Mill exterior an Atlanta membership.
Director Karam Gill known as “a poisonous particular person” in addition to “a horrible human being.”
Tekashi’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, fired again when reached for remark: “It’s the furthest factor from the reality. Danny’s expertise speaks for itself, and Danny is an efficient human being.”
Lazzaro added, “Daniel Hernandez by no means was interviewed for [the docuseries], and by no means participated. It’s attention-grabbing and virtually unbelievable with out ever having met the individual… how [the director] characterised him. It’s onerous to fathom. Nobody can remark about his expertise… and the way he characterised him when he by no means met the individual.”
Listed below are among the greatest revelations in regards to the rainbow-haired artist, born Daniel Hernandez.
He likens himself to the last word “supervillain,” the Joker
“You wanna hate him, however you’re keen on him, you already know what I’m saying?” says Tekashi within the first episode about Batman’s wild-eyed antagonist. “As a result of he’s the dangerous man, however you simply find yourself falling in love with him.”
His organic father was a heroin addict
Daniel Hernandez Sr. was kicked out of the house by Tekashi’s mom, shedding contact along with his son. Years later, the rapper would depict heroin use in a few of his early movies, exhibiting folks truly taking pictures up.
His stepfather was murdered when he was simply 13
After Tekashi determined to not go along with his stepfather to the grocery store at some point, Luis Nazario was shot and killed in broad daylight only a block away from house. “Once they took him away from me, I felt bare,” he says.
He obtained the identify Tekashi from an area tattoo artist
The primary half of his stage identify — initially his social-media deal with — comes from a neighborhood tattoo artist, who was additionally a heroin addict. “He did heroin to create,” Tekashi says of the person who impressed his moniker. “He did it to get himself in his little world. He did it to be himself.”
The 6ix9ine — his manner of styling 69 — is him reflecting “life in two completely different views” to his followers: “I’ma present them if I can do it, they’ll do it.” After which he proceeded to get 69 “69” tattoos.
His colourful model got here from feeling “invisible”
Tekashi’s rainbow hair and matching rainbow grill weren’t only for shock worth. “At some point I awoke and I stated, ‘Yo, I need my look to be loud,’ ” he says. “I felt invisible. I simply needed to make a loud presence.”
He was charged with sexual misconduct
After posting a video on Snapchat that he filmed of a 13-year-old woman performing intercourse acts on one other man, he was charged with sexual misconduct in 2015. He took a plea deal on the time.
He allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend
Sara Molina — his first and longtime girlfriend, who’s the mom of his 5-year-old daughter Saraiyah — claims that she lastly left him after one vicious beating. “This was not the primary time that he began placing his fingers on me,” she says of “his monster methods.”
He thought becoming a member of the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods made him “untouchable”
He grew to become a gang member for credibility, however that way of life grew to become all too actual when he was kidnapped by one in every of his former gang associates in 2018. His would-be abductor Anthony “Harv” Ellison obtained caught and was sentenced to 24 years behind bars.
He needed to be a gangster, however didn’t observe gangster code
“He signed up for it voluntarily,” says his former DJ, Pvnch. “And he turned as dishonorable as you will get, now the place he may be essentially the most well-known cooperator and snitch to ever stroll the face of this earth.”