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6ix9ine King of New York?

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was released on Thursday from federal prison because of his vulnerability to the coronavirus. He will spend his remaining sentence of four months in home confinement. On his 24th birthday, May 8th, he released a new song,” Gooba”, that Friday afternoon. The music video had over 36 million views in less than 24 hours. In the video, 6ix9ine taunts his haters by self-praising himself. Being completely unbothered by being called a “snitch”:

“Niggas tweeting ‘bout me got me, trending bitch, you big sad

tell me how I rat and came home to a big bag”

Shortly after the music video release, he went live on his Instagram to address the allegations of him being a “rat” for cooperating with authorities. He spoke on the attempts of his life threats, theft of his money, and said that people had tried to kidnap his mother, arguing his betrayal to the gang when they had not been loyal to him:

"Where was the loyalty when you were caught on the wiretap trying to kill me, where was the loyalty when you were trying to kidnap my mother, where was the loyalty when you stole a million dollars from me?

His live stream broke Instagram's record of 2 million views. He tweeted shortly after, “I’m still the King of New York”.

Longtime music journalist Elliot Wilson shared the cover art of the single, “Gooba”, to his Instagram story and rappers took no time to hop in the comments:

“...I’m old school fuck 69 and everybody pushing his line right now all New York.”

“Durkio dropped today and he the streets cmon Elliot?” Meek Mill wrote. “Post Durk shit it’s [fire] no post from Durk on a hip-hop page but this???? You the og Elliot.”

Love it or hate it, Tekashi 6ix9ine is back and people will be paying close attention to the New York rapper.