Hip Hop artist and Television director, 50 Cent, weighed in on Tekashi 6ix9ine and whether or not 69 would be able to continue a successful music career. 50 Cent would also go on to tease a Tekashi 6ix9ine docuseries directed by 50 himself.
At one point 50 Cent “endorsed” the Brooklyn rapper by posing with him on social media, releasing a music video, and calling 69 his son. Tekashi becoming 50 Cent’s “son” stemmed from advice that 50 would give the young rapper.
Tekashi would go on to take the advice, and whenever a situation would occur, 69 reflected on what 50 had said. Questioning how would 50 handle the situation at hand, before making his decision.
For that reason, Tekashi’s former manager Shottie, labeled 6ix9ine 50 Cent’s son. “When they ask him [Tekashi] do something he would go, ‘Nah, 50 wouldn’t do that’. And, they go what? He not even here. But, he kept weighing it up against what I said to him in conversations,” explained 50 Cent.
Since then the Tekashi 6ix9ine story took for an ugly turn, as many expected. Tekashi is now behind bars, and after “snitching” on his former Nine Trey Gang associates, he was hit with a lighter sentence than all involved.
All parties involved faced multiple charges including racketeering. Tekashi is looking to be released summer of 2020. Read: When Will Tekashi 69 Be Released From Prison In 2020?
Many wonder if 6ix9ine would be able to continue his music and still be a successful as he once was. After signing a 10 million dollar deal with 10K Projects, will there be an audience to accept 6ix9ine?
50 Cent says Yes. “Nothing is going to stop him from selling records,” 50 tells Angie Martinez. “Middle America has kids that understand that you didn’t support people that who were gonna hurt your mom. That you didn’t support people who were actually gonna hurt you.”
The “For Life” directed, feels “snitching” will not affect 6ix9ine. Those are who have called 6ix9ine for “snitching” aren’t the ones that actually the consumers of Hip Hop music. “Ask them when they bought a CD last, cause they are not the buying music audience,” says 50.
It’s the younger audience that are the real consumers, and will forgive 6ix9ine. “They do try to understand the street, and the energy that goes on in there, and all the terminologies, and all that stuff,” explains 50 Cent. “But, they also understand that part. So, was I suppose to 40 years and keep it real?”
With that being said, 50 Cent does not deny the drawing power 6ix9ine can still be after his release. It is why he is not ruling out directing a docuseries on the life of Tekashi 6ix9ine.
In fact 50 Cent teased already having a 6-part Tekashi 6ix9ine docuseries in the works. “I already started, they already working on it, so I’d get with him,” says 50. “This is Hip Hop culture we’re documenting. This is a big change, and the climate of things. Somebody has to cover it.”