Being a bad boy certainly pays off!
Tekashi 6ix9ine recently made headlines after his estranged homeless father, Daniel Hernandez, claimed his famous son wouldn't help him out finically.
In a video statement, Hernandez said he's been living in a homeless shelter for the past two years while the 25-year-old is living a lavish life.
"Because I don’t have an apartment, he doesn’t know that I’m in the shelter," Hernandez said. "Now he’s going to know I've been here for, what, two years already?" The 60-year-old then shamed 6ix9ine, claiming the rapper hasn't offered him any money while he's nonchalantly handing out cash to strangers.
"You think he'd come hook me up with something," he said in the video, obtained by Page Six. "He's been giving money to other people… he gives money to everybody. 'Here, here, here.'"
So how much money does 6ix9ine really have? According to Wealthy Gorilla, the "69" rapper is estimated to be worth roughly $8 million.
6ix9ine reportedly owns a $2 million Mercedes McLaren P1 as well as a Rolls-Royce Ghost, which costs $300,000. His pricey collection of grills is estimated to be worth around $50,000, and he owns a number of diamond chains including a “My Little Pony” chain estimated at $750,000.
Clearly not strapped for cash, the hand-out hold up from the New York native seems to be a personal decision, rather than a financial one. Hernandez previously made waves when he showed up for 6ix9ine's sentencing in December 2019. At the time, the "Gooba" rapper reportedly pleaded guilty to several crimes related to his Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang involvement.
During the sentencing, Hernandez asked to speak about his son — but the judge shot him down. "It's way too late to show and speak on his behalf," the judge reportedly told the troubled father. "You squandered that right many years ago."
"I took one glance — I see my biological father. I haven't seen him since the third grade," the rapper told the court. "I don't even know if this is a f**kin’ joke, everything I go through."
Tekashi (real name Daniel Hernandez) burst onto the music scene in late 2017 after the release of his debut single "Gummo." He subsequently released the mixtape Day69, which was supported by the singles "Kooda," "Keke" and "Gotti," all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Fefe," featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, a single from his debut album Dummy Boy, peaked at number three on the Hot 100.
In 2015, the heavily tattooed, rainbow-haired artist pleaded guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance and received a four-year probation period and a 1,000-hour community service order.
Three years later, he was arrested on racketeering, weapons and drugs charges. He pleaded guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery in February 2019 and was given a two-year prison sentence after testifying for the prosecution.
In April 2020, he was granted early release during the COVID-19 pandemic following fears over his vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition.
Since being released from prison, 6ix9ine launched himself straight back into music. His single “Gooba," which was recorded under home confinement, debuted at number three in the U.S. and broke YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span. He also hit #1 on Billboard with the single "TROLLZ," featuring Minaj.
6ix9ine's dad isn't the only person looking to get money from the "Stoopid" rapper. 6ix9ine is reportedly being sued for aggravated battery by a Miami stripper who was injured from being hit in the head with a bottle back in February.
Alexis Salaberrios claimed that the musician threw a "deadly object with intent to commit serious bodily injury" in her lawsuit.
"There are video cameras in the establishment," 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro said, claiming that his client was not involved in any such incident and that the lawsuit is a cash grab. "It’s an attempt to shake him down. If he is served properly, we will immediately move to have it dismissed."