Tekashi 69 has broken the record for the most viewed Instagram live video with over 2 million viewers.
Millions of viewers tuned in 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.
Daniel Hernandez, better known as Tekashi 6ix9ine is an American rapper known for his aggressive rap style, bright rainbow coloured hair and controversial behaviour.
He first became famous in 2017 when his debut single Gummo was released.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to prison time but has since been released.
The previous Instagram record is difficult to ascertain, as previous livestreams to tout that feat included Drake and Tory Lanez on Quarantine Radio, with over 310,000 viewers, and Babyface VS. Teddy Riley on Verzuz with over 400,000 viewers, but Tekashi’s stream easily blew those numbers away by quite a bit. As he bragged during the Live, “I’m the biggest artist in the world.” With numbers like that, it’s hard to argue.
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.
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.
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.