Tekashi 6ix9ine is working hard on his album, which will feature Akon on ‘Locked Up Part 2’.
6ix9ine shocked everyone when he posted a video of himself and Akon in Tekashi’s home recording ‘Locked Up Part 2’. Both Akon’s hook and Tekashi’s verse is previewed in the short clip.
“Thinking about the things that I did, got me thinking like why the f— I did that / Got me wishing that I could take it all back / Fighting with these demons, barely even eating, barely even sleeping / This s— got me tweaking, fighting with my lawyers for a better offer / Just wanna see my daughter,” Tekashi raps over the the original beat of ‘Locked Up’ produced by Akon.
The pairing shouldn’t come as shock to fans. While Tekashi 6ix9ine was in prison, not many went out there way to defend him. Akon on the other hand had no problem showing his support for 6ix9ine.
During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on IG Live, Akon explained why he felt 6ix9ine wasn’t wrong for ‘snitching’. “Here’s the thing, he’s young bro…He had to literally decide, ‘What’s more valuable to me? My family or my future'” said Akon to DJ Whoo Kid. “You have to make a decision that’s going to better you.”
Akon also blamed those around Tekashi who he felt should have protected 6ix9ine. “Homies should have took that for him,” Akon explained, “He’s the football, you always protect the football.”
In 2004, ‘Locked Up’ released as the lead single for Akon’s album ‘Trouble‘. The single was a huge success, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, with the remix featuring Styles P.