- Birth name Daniel Hernandez Jr.
- Height 5′ 7″ (1.70 m)
- Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known professionally as 6ix9ine (pronounced "six nine"), Tekashi69, or Tekashi 6ix9ine, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and Internet personality. Hernandez is known for his distinctive rainbow-themed look, tattoos, aggressive style of rapping, public feuds with fellow celebrities, legal issues, and controversial public persona. Hernandez rose to mainstream fame in late 2017 with the release of his debut single "Gummo", which was certified platinum by the RIAA. In early 2018, Hernandez released his debut mix-tape, Day69, which debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. He later earned his first top-five entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fefe", featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, which peaked at number three on the chart. His debut studio album, Dummy Boy, was released on November 27, 2018, after being delayed a week earlier due to his arrest, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Hernandez pled guilty to using a 13-year-old child in a sexual performance in 2015. He was arrested in November 2018 on racketeering and firearm charges, among others, for which he is facing a possible life sentence in federal prison. Daniel Hernandez was born on May 8, 1996 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City to a mother originally from Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico and a Puerto Rican father. He was raised with his older brother by his parents until he was 13, when his father was shot dead steps away from the family home. Emotionally disturbed by the death of his father, Hernandez started to act out and was eventually expelled from school in the 8th grade for bad behavior. Rather than continue his education, he started working various odd jobs such as working as a busboy to help his mother financially. Hernandez also dealt drugs to supplement his income, most notably selling cannabis and heroin on the streets while working at a local Brooklyn bodega. He was eventually arrested for his criminal activities and sentenced to prison time at Rikers Island, where he began to associate himself with the Nine Trey Gangsters, a prison subset of the Bloods street gang. Hernandez began his career as a rapper in 2014, releasing songs such as "69" and "Scumlife". Other early songs were taken down by YouTube. - IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan
- Rainbow-colored hair and grill.
- "69" tattoos on his face and body.
- His real name is Daniel Hernandez. He is from Brooklyn, New York. He featured his daughter on his Instagram.
- Rapper whose 2017 songs "Exodia," "Go Crazy," "Oweee" and "Zeta Zero 0.5" helped establish him as a rap artist. His song "Gummo" would go Platinum in 2017. He collaborated with Nicki Minaj on the hit song "FEFE" in 2018.
- He was featured on the Trippie Redd track "POLES1469.".
- He started to make a name for himself via the music upload network SoundCloud.
- Famous Dex was featured on his single "Zeta Zero 0.5." He became a popular Instagram personality on the account 6ix9ine with 15 million followers.
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33 facts you need to know about 'GOOBA' rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine
Here's everything you need to know about notorious 'GOOBA' rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine.
1. How tall is Tekashi 6ix9ine?
Tekashi 6ix9ine is 5ft 5, or 165cm tall. Picture: Getty
2. How can I watch the 6ix9ine documentary?
A three-part documentary about the life of Tekashi 6ix9ine, titled 'Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine,' dropped in February 2021. The documentary premiered on Showtime, but you can also watch it on FuboTV, Sling and Hulu + Live TV. Picture: Instagram
3. In March 2021, Tekashi 6ix9ine challenged his rival Meek Mill to a fight.
Weeks after the pair were involved in an alteration outside a nightclub, 6ix9ine challenged Meek Mill to a one-on-one fight. "THE “STREETS” VS THE REAL LIFE. I DONT DO NOTHING FOR FREE & I GOT MORE MONEY THEN THIS BOZO AND HE BEEN RAPPING FOR 10 YEARS," he wrote on Instagram. Picture: Instagram/Getty
4. Tekashi 6ix9ine's entire body is now covered in tattoos.
In February 2021, Tekashi 6ix9ine returned to social media to debut his new inkings. The rapper is now covered head-to-toe in tattoos, including rainbow-coloured designs and, of course, '69' emblazoned absolutely everywhere. Picture: Instagram
5. 6ix9ine dropped the video for 'GOOBA' in May 2020.
On May 8 2020, 6ix9ine dropped 'GOOBA', his first song and music video since being released from prison the month before. It broke the record for the biggest 24 hour debut for a hip-hop video in YouTube history, beating Eminem's 'Killshot' which held the title from 2018. The video features 6ix9ine and a bevy of dancers, including his girlfriend Jade and her sister. Picture: Youtube
6. What did Tekashi 6ix9ine look like before fame?
Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently known for his signature face tattoos and his multicoloured hair. However Daniel Hernandez was once a fresh-faced young man with a standard haircut and minimal tattoos! But the controversial rapper later opted to make himself stand out through his visual appearance and viral antics. Picture: Twitter
7. What happened to Tekashi 6ix9ine at Hot 97's Summer Jam in 2018?
Tekashi 6ix9ine was denied entrance to Hot 97’s 2018 Summer Jam in New York, despite covering his face tattoos with makeup to make himself less recognisable. The rapper slammed the radio station during a video chat with DJ Akademics, before Hot 97 presenter Ebro revealed that he was denied entry because he doesn't "know when to shut up". Picture: DJ Akademics
8. How did Tekashi 6ix9ine's feud with Chief Keef start?
Tekashi 6ix9ine's heated feud with Chief Keef appeared to begin after 6ix9ine dissed him on Instagram. The controversial rapper then claimed that Keef and his associates were “p*ssy” if they didn’t kill him within 48 hours in NYC. Keef responded by travelling to New York the next day. However after 6ix9ine revealed he was actually in LA, shots were fired at Chief Keef outside the W hotel. Nobody was injured. 6ix9ine then attempted to distance himself from the shooting. Picture: Instagram
9. Does Tekashi 6ix9ine have a daughter?
Tekashi 6ix9ine has two daughters - his eldest, Saraiyah, he shares with ex-girlfriend Sara Molina, and his youngest, Briella Iris, he shares with a woman named Layla. Picture: Instagram
10. What does 6ix9ine mean?
In a touching Instagram post, Tekashi explained the meaning of his name to fans: "I never lost sense of where I came from. That’s what makes me 69. The true meaning of 69 is just because you’re right doesn’t mean I’m wrong YOU JUST HAVENT SEEN LIFE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. Turn the 6 upside down it’s 9 but remains the same in a different perspective. Open your mind and heart." Picture: Instagram
11. How did Tekashi 6ix9ine's feud with The Game start?
Tekashi 6ix9ine's heated feud with The Game appeared to begin after the Compton rapper expressed his dislike for 6ix9ine on stage in Slovenia. He yelled out "f*ck 69" on stage and got his fans to shout "fake ass blood". 6ix9ine then responded with a disrespectful Instagram message towards The Game, before the pair's feud began to escalate. Picture: Instagram
12. Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'GUMMO' video has over 367 million views on YouTube.
The official video for Tekashi 6ix9ine's breakout hit 'Gummo' currently has over 367 million views on YouTube. The eye-catching video sees the rapper in a neighbourhood surrounded by gang members. Picture: Instagram
13. How old is Tekashi 6ix9ine?
Tekashi 6ix9ine was born on May 8 1996, making him currently 25-years-old. Picture: Instagram
14. 6ix9ine has a series of extremely disturbing criminal charges against his name.
6ix9ine has pled guilty to three felony counts of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance. He was reportedly 18 years old on the date of the crime, while the victim was a minor of an unconfirmed age. Picture: Instagram
15. What is Tekashi 6ix9ine's net worth?
6ix9ine's net worth is currently unknown. However, as of 2020, his net worth his rumoured to be around $4 million. Picture: Instagram
16. Does Tekashi 6ix9ine have a song with Nicki Minaj?
6ix9ine collaborated with fellow New York native Nicki Minaj on their song 'FEFE' which dropped in July 2018. The song featured on 6ix9ine's debut album 'Dummy Boy' and also on Minaj's 2018 album 'Queen'. Minaj faced major criticism for working with 6ix9ine in light of his previous conviction for child sex offences. Picture: Getty
17. Where is Tekashi 6ix9ine from?
6ix9ine is of Mexican descent and was born in Brooklyn, New York. Picture: Instagram
18. Tekashi 6ix9ine is involved in a huge feud with Trippie Redd.
Despite working together in the past, 6ix9ine is currently feuding with rapper Trippie Redd. In November 2017, Trippie Redd took to Instagram live to accuse Teka$hi of having him beaten up while he was in New York and went on to call Tekashi a "weirdo", a "rapist", and "gay". The pair have since traded a series of insults on social media. Picture: Instagram
19. What is Tekashi 6ix9ine's real name?
His real name is actually Daniel Hernandez. However the rapper goes by the stage names 6IX9INE, Teka$hi69, Tekashi69 and Teka$hi 6ix9ine. Picture: Instagram
20. 6ix9ine is covered in tattoos!
Despite his young age, the rapper has already covered most of his body is tattoos. The number 69 is prevalent, which is the name of his gang.
21. What is Tekashi 6ix9ine's Instagram?
6ix9ine returned to Instagram in April 2020 after his early release from prison. Under the handle @6ix9ine, he boasts over 19 million followers and in May 2020, he broke the record for most people viewing his Instagram Live after hitting 2 million viewers. Picture: Instagram
22. Tekashi 6ix9ine addressed his sexual misconduct charges from 2014 in an interview with DJ Akademiks.
The New York rapper attempted use the platform to clear his name, claiming that the situation was not rape or sexual misconduct since he was himself an underage child too and that the story happened in 2014. Picture: Akademiks
23. Is Tekashi 6ix9ine signed to Birdman's 'RichGang'?
The rapper claimed to have been signed to Birdman's 'RichGang' in February 2018. "Just Signed to Birdman RICHGANG, 15 Million February 23rd!" he wrote alongside a photo of him next to Birdman and Young Thug. However, nothing has been confirmed from Birdman so far! Picture: Instagram
24. Does Tekashi 6ix9ine have a song with Tory Lanez and Scott Storch?
Tekashi 6ix9ine previewed his new song with Tory Lanez and Scott Storch during a video on Instagram. The song, taken from his new album 'Dummy Boy', features steel pans throughout similar to Kodak Black's 'ZEZE'. Picture: Instagram
25. Tekashi 6ix9ine dropped his debut mixtape 'Day69' in February 2018.
6ix9ine's debut offering features some huge names including Young Thug, Offset, Tory Lanez, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Fetty Wap, and includes the viral hit singles 'Gummo' and 'Keke'. Picture: Instagram
26. Why did Tekashi 6ix9ine get arrested?
6ix9ine was reportedly arrested while filming a music video for his song 'Billy'. The controversial rapper was pictured being dragged away by police officers while on set. There is currently no news on what 6ix9ine was actually arrested for. Was it a publicity stunt? Picture: Instagram
27. What does Tekashi 6ix9ine look like without tattoos?
Before his fame, Tekashi was fresh-faced and didn't have a single face tattoo! His hair was also a natural colour, as opposed to the rainbow hairstyle he sports today. Sooner or later, however, the rapper went under the needle for face tatts including a bold '69' inked on his forehead, as well as the character 'Jigsaw' from the Saw movies on his cheek. Picture: YouTube
28. Why does Tekashi 6ix9ine have beef with YG?
Tekashi 6ix9ine and YG's feud started over an interview on The Breakfast Club. 6ix9ine fuelled the beef by claiming that YG was just the "Toot It & Boot It" rapper, while YG responded with a furious Instagram video threatening him.
29. When did Tekashi 6ix9ine release his debut album 'Dummy Boy'?
6ix9ine's debut album 'Dummy Boy' was released on November 27, 2018, and features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Lil Baby, Gunna, Tory Lanez among others. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 and has achieved platinum status.
30. What is the relationship between 50 Cent and Tekashi 6ix9ine?
50 Cent has hailed Tekashi 6ix9ine as his "son" on multiple occasions, and often roasts his fellow New Yorker for his antics and frequent altercations with the law. At one point, he handed over his 'King Of New York' crown to 6ix9ine. Credit: Instagram
31. Does 6ix9ine have a girlfriend?
Tekashi 6ix9ine is currently dating model and bartender Jade, whose Instagram is @_ohsoyoujade. Before his arrest, 6ix9ine splashed out $35k on a watch for her birthday gift in November 2018, and while he was behind bars she had his face tattooed on her chest.
32. What is the name of Tekashi 6ix9ine's baby mama?
Tekashi 6ix9ine has a baby daughter with a woman called Sarah. They are not currently in a relationship, however they co-parent their child together called Saraiyah. 6ix9ine has posed with her as a family on social media and has made reference to them living together in the past. 6ix9ine's baby mama's Instagram name is @iamsaramolina.
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