Rapper 6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, opened up about his high profile criminal past, and the period after he released from the jail, in an interview with Billboard.
As known, the rapper, who also known for his controversial public persona, pled guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance and received a four-year probation period; then arrested one more time on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges. He released from prison due to his asthma condition, and his house arrest also came to end a shortly before.
Hernandez, who released his second studio album ‘TattleTales’ on September 4, said that his criminal past made him stronger, added:
“I would have regrets, but it wouldn’t make me the individual I am today. I feel like the situation I went through made me wiser, made me stronger, and made me built different. It made me realize a lot of s**t. It’s like fundamentals, streetwise just knowledge. At the end of the day, I went through some s**t where people would have ended up killing themselves.”
Then the rapper implied that there were double standards in the music industry for convicted felon musicians. He stated that people chose to hate him instead of liking:
“A lot of these rappers are snitches, but people don’t want to accept that, right? I don’t know the brother T.I., right? But I can understand that he’s not comfortable with his truth. How did T.I. do one year? They don’t want a reason to like me. They want a reason to hate me. So at the end of the day, if you say, Yo. He was kidnapped, but he put himself that’s not fair.”
Later, 6ix9ine said he and his music were ignored by the music authorities:
“Everybody was against me. Radio blackballed me. Playlists blackballed me. I feel like Billboard was mad.”
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