Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has made his return to the Rap game with the release of “GOOBA” on Friday (May 8).
The music video for the single received over 43 million views in less than 24 hours and his Instagram Live session broke a record with its roughly 1.9 million viewers. “GOOBA” has broken YouTube’s record for the most-watched Hip-Hop video in a 24-hour span. The previous record was held by Eminem for his Machine Gun Kelly diss song ‘Killshot’ in 2018, which amassed 38.1 million views in its first 24 hours of being on the platform.
But it seems like that not everyone is feeling Tekashi’s grand re-entrance, especially Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill.
Veteran Hip-Hop journalist Elliott Wilson shared the cover artwork for “GOOBA” on his Instagram account and Snoop and Meek were quick to respond in the comment section.
Durkio dropped today and he the streets cmon Elliot? Post Durk shit it’s [fire] no post from Durk on a hip hop page but this???? You the og Elliot.Meek Mill
They gotta stop pushing this [rat] all these media outlets making snitching cool. I’m old school fuck 69 and everybody pushing his line right now all New York. Gz. Feel me on this and if u don’t fuck u2. @meekmill if u allow sucka shit then us a sucka. Love u cuz.Snoop Dogg
During 6ix9ine’s record-breaking Instagram Live session, he apologized for “snitching” but also made it clear that he simply did what he had to do. He also addressed other artists who are bashing him, insisting they are only dissing him because of his success.
Before I got locked up, it was all, ‘Fuck that rainbow-haired kid …y’all didn’t really have a reason to not like me. ‘He’s mad, loud’ — that was your reason. Of course, the go-to is now I snitched. I can’t blame you. I’m sorry to my fans because they don’t deserve that. My family, my mother … don’t deserve it. I’m sorry, but you’re not going to break me down like I did something wrong.Tekashi 6ix9ine
If a rat came home and did more numbers than me, I would be mad too. I would. I promise you I would be mad. You have every reason to be mad. No matter how much dirt you throw on my name and I seen everything — everyone want to be quiet now. For two years, y’all made fun of me … I still came home and I’m a legend at the age of 24 years old because I came home and rat is doing more numbers than you.Tekashi 6ix9ine