Bursting onto the scene with rainbow hair and a multi-colored grill, Brooklyn-bred rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine lit up social media. 6ix9ine is no ordinary troll. He is a clown. From disliking his music and persona to giving his music a chance and following him on Instagram, Tekashi has always brought a smile to my face. Make no mistake, this “smile” isn’t the type Beyoncé elicits from me. Instead, it’s the kind of smile you have watching a person known to be dumb acting smart. At first, I thought he was an untalented artist, but even though I still don’t like his music, he does have an audience—a large one. The first time I re-evaluated him as an artist was after his interview on the breakfast club. He proved to be nothing but a confident, daring, funny kid who seemed to know his worth. As ridiculous as his statements on the interview were, there was some truth in it.
From one trouble to another, I knew he wasn’t going to last long. Or so I thought. That was until I saw him shaking hands, and socializing with the same people I thought would end his career. There are too many videos on his Instagram that portray him in his element—a true clown. Whether it’s the video of him daring Chief Keef and Lil Reese to kill him in 48 hours, the video of him running with a gun in his underwear, or the video of him claiming to be a fan of Chief Keef, 6ix9ine is filled with so much energy. Unlike most trolls, his energy is different, it’s not negative, it’s not positive, it just hangs in the middle—ridiculous.
Certainly at some point, he has made everyone laugh. When he isn’t making a clown of himself, the internet is doing it for him either with captions, videos, or photos. His latest display was the outfit he “wore to court” which got several funny reactions. However, he continues to find himself in a tangle of legal issues for inhuman acts which might affect his career. Although, if he does find himself in prison, he’ll be a great source of entertainment to his new friends. Tekashi 6ix9ine, a true clown.