6ix9ine invokes the mighty wisdom of Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj in his vitriolic campaign against Billboard and everything they stand for.
Tekashi 6ix9ine hasn't stopped yelling since his release. When he speaks, there's an intensity to his cadence that suggests a perpetually frantic state -- one that has yet to fade, even after Judge Englemeyer strongly advised the young rapper to cool his jets and think before speaking. Yet since his release, 6ix9ine has already engaged in a variety of wars, including an increasingly tense feud with Billboard over their charting practices.
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By now, it's no secret that he's been voicing his concerns about Billboard, including a recent rant that pointed to Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's teams purchasing streams on six different credit cards. As he tells it, there's something afoot -- and lord knows, he's become quite the elaborate sleuth since his big return. Unfortunately for him and his "GOOBA" aspirations, Billboard appeared ready with the counterstrike -- as of now, 6ix9ine's chart history has been conveniently removed from the Billboard archives.
In response, 6ix9ine continues to break his self-avowed week-long social media break to intensify the battle. Taking to his Instagram story, the rapper tagged Billboard and invoked the words of both Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj to further his point. "YOU CHEATED," he writes. "Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj were right, people buy their number ones. Nothing is real. You guys are frauds." Who'd have thought this man would be so passionate about his chart placement? One has to wonder how Jay-Z and Nicki feel about being pulled, albeit very tenuously, into this madness...