Despite being a convicted sex offender and panned cultural appropriator, Tekashi 6ix9ine is promoting the cancellation of fellow chart-topping rapper Doja Cat for allegedly committing similar crimes.
As the ‘Say So’ hitmaker finds herself embroiled in controversy stemming from her frequent appearances in a virtual chat room many have said promoted racism and homophobia, she took to Instagram to defend herself via video statement (as we reported here). However, during her speech she made a comment that rubbed 6ix9ine the wrong way.
Look inside to see just what she said and how he responded:
Two weeks ago, Doja (born Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini) celebrated her first #1 single when the Nicki Minaj-assisted version of ‘Say So’ topped the Billboard Hot 100 (as we reported here).
Its success, however, was deemed controversial by some for the practice of single bundling – pairing physical and digital singles to count separately toward a week’s sales tally. To add further incentive, Dlamini promised to expose her breasts online to fans if they pushed the song to #1. However, after they did so she failed to perform the act.
In a video uploaded to Instagram recently, she explained why she did not keep her end of the bargain.
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In the clip, she’s also quoted saying:
“Your favorite artist — and there’s no judgment — if they care about [going #1], wonderful, that’s fine. There’s nothing wrong about wanting a #1 and working hard to get to that #1,” said Cat. “For me, I don’t give a shit. I just wanna fucking make music. I just don’t get it. I still don’t understand fully what a #1 means.”
6ix9ine – who in the last two weeks has managed to piss off Billboard, Scooter Braun, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber (as we reported here) for his rants about artists cheating for #1s – took the comment personally.
In response, he encouraged fans to “cancel her.”