Tekashi 69 breaks Instagram record with 2M livestream viewers as he releases first post-prison song and shows off ankle monitor in music video
Tekashi 69 just broke the record for Instagram Live viewers as he broadcast an epic rant on Friday following his release from jail last month.
Two million people tuned into to listen to the 24-year-old rapper (real name Daniel Hernandez) as he defended his decision to cooperate with federal authorities in the racketeering case against him and the Nine Trey Bloods gang.
Tekashi is now under house arrest and even showed off an ankle monitor in his new music video for GOOBA, which he also dropped Friday.
He’s back: Tekashi 69 just broke the record for Instagram Live viewers as he broadcast an epic rant on Friday after his release from jail
In his livestream Tekashi danced to Bad Boys while toying with a pair of handcuffs, seemingly poking fun at his incarceration.
He also admitted to being a snitch, questioned who he should be loyal to, and bragged about his money and music, claiming ‘I’m the biggest artist in the world’.
The rainbow-haired artist also dropped his first track since being imprisoned along with an appropriately colorful music video for song GOOBA.
It features plenty of women twerking and Tekashi showing off a massive shark pendant around his neck. His ankle monitor is also seen on his right leg.
Rant: During the broadcast the 24-year-old rapper admitted to being a snitch, questioned who he should be loyal to, and bragged about his money and music, claiming ‘I’m the biggest artist in the world’
‘Still the king’: Tekashi bragged about his 2M viewers shortly after his livestream
His Instagram rant and music drop came after rapper Meek Mill hit out at the New York rapper, writing on Twitter: ‘I hope that rat going live to apologize to the people he told on or the victim….. Y’all forgot that fast a “rat” killed nipsey he wasn’t suppose to be on the streets!
‘That’s the only thing ima day [sic] because he’s dead… left his baby mom and child like a coward as targets!’
Meek was referring to Eric Holder, the man accused of murdering his friend Nipsey Hussle last year, who was allegedly also a ‘rat’.
Rainbow boy: The artist then dropped the music video for his new track GOOBA
Under house arrest: He showed off his ankle monitor in the video
New bling: Also showcased in the video was Tekashi’s massive shark pendant
Tekashi responded tweeting: ‘Imagine having a newborn baby come into the world & be pressed about a Mexican with rainbow hair.’
Tekashi 69 got released from prison early last month and is on supervised release.
For the first four months, he’ll have a GPS monitor and he will only be allowed to leave the home to seek medical treatment or visit his attorney.
A judge granted his request to be released from jail to avoid getting infected with the coronavirus.
Snitch: The rapper is back with a bang after being jailed on racketeering charges. He ended up getting just two years after a plea deal agreement for testifying against his fellow members of the Trey Nine Gang
Court documents also revealed he was granted his release because the judge felt he wasn’t a threat to society and because he had served most of his sentence already.
Tekashi 69 was convicted on racketeering charges, and he was facing a possible life sentence in prison.
But in February 2019, the rapper reached a plea agreement for testifying against fellow members of the Trey Nine Gang.
Curves: Scantily clad dancers show off their moves in the video
Rap star: A dancer dripping in colorful paint twerks for the camera
As a result, he was sentenced to serve just two years in prison, 13 months of which was already served, and he was slated to be released in August on good behavior but now he’s a free man after his successful petition for early release due to the spread of COVID-19.
The rapper burst onto the scene in 2017 with his first single Gummo, which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.
He released his first mixtape Day 69 in 2018 and his first studio album Dummy Boy in 2018.
Kisses: The rapper’s girlfriend Jade also stars in the video with him