6ix9ine Cuba Visit Forces Government To Shut Down Internet

The Cuban government stated that the rapper’s money-throwing was a “humiliating” and “shameful” move that caused chaos.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
6ix9ine Cuba Visit Forces Government To Shut Down Internet

6ix9ine recently visited Cuba, and the results proved so chaotic that the government of Cuba shut down the Internet. Moreover, reports indicate officials shut down services for hours to stop the spread of a video showing the rapper throwing money away. Also, the news comes right as the "FEFE" provocateur announced new shows in Israel and a new Instagram account. Ironically, however, his antics on social media caused an uproar, although accounts differ. Some say he threw dollar bills to crowds from his hotel window, while others claim he did so from his car. Either way, many expressed outrage at the rapper's insensitive alleged display, including the Cuban government.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 17: Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine performs during the MiamiBash 2021 at FTX Arena on December 17, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images,)

Furthermore, they stated that the viral reported incident engaged in "humiliating" and "shameful" behavior. Not only that, but the clip amplified stories of poverty and struggle that many associate with the Caribbean country. Earlier this week, Tekashi posted some videos of his visit, but later deleted them. According to AllHipHop, his actions prompted to government to terminate Internet services temporarily to stop videos of it from spreading.

However, no one knows the reason behind his stay, or whether he's still there as of writing this article. After all, tourism is a prohibited industry in the nation. Moreover, U.S. citizens only gain access through group travel as part of a "people-to-people" cultural and/or educational tour. However, the rapper issued a disclaimer regarding his cash in an Instagram Story post days prior. “I ain’t got no money," the 26-year-old wrote on social media. "That money you be seeing me with on Instagrams that be fake money, props.”

Meanwhile, perhaps his exploits will see the light of day on his new Instagram account, "The Biggest Opp." While the name is pretty on the nose, he said that he will post much more often on there. “I start today follow @thebigggestttoppp that’s my second page but ima post there more then here,” he wrote. “Im with my friend @madaboutleyh. We on a girls trip. So, like yeah please nobody get mad at me :/ or her please fr." However you feel about his antics, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest on 6ix9ine.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.