Mural In Mexico City Honors 6ix9ine

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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,)
6ix9ine now has a mural in Mexico dedicated to him.

6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, recently paid his mother's home country of Mexico a visit. He stopped in one notoriously dangerous neighborhood in Mexico City, Tepito. Known for drug trafficking and other crime, Tepito is also referred to as "Barrio Brava," meaning "fierce neighborhood." The rapper was immediately met with crowds of fans upon his arrival. 6ix9ine was also greeted by a mural created in his honor, which he posed in front of with his supporters.

The rapper recently shared another escapade from his Mexico visit with Instagram followers, posting a video of himself eating a tarantula last week. It wasn't his first time chowing down on bugs, with a video of him eating a whole handful of them also going viral last month. “More celebrities are doing this so people can follow eventually this is what they will try to incorporate and feed us when the next food pandemic hits." It’s already a good shortage don’t be fooled," one commenter said. Other users claim his choice to eat insects has more to do with him losing brain cells during an incident in March. The incident saw the rapper get brutally attacked by three men in a gym bathroom.

6ix9ine Immortalized In Tepito

Three men were arrested and charged for the bathroom attack, but charges against one suspect, Anthony Maldonado, were later dropped. “I walk out the house and literally they have six detectives outside," Maldonado said. He adds, "Everybody with assault rifles, German Shepherds and stuff, walking me out like a killer." The man also revealed, "They take me to the police station, and they don’t even do a proper investigation. The didn’t ask me who I was with, where I was at that night, none of that. They just said, ‘You look like the guy and that’s you.'” Maldonado claims he was at Bible study at the time of the attack.

Earlier this month, a gay porno featuring an actor who resembles 6ix9ine also went viral on Twitter. Users went to town clowning on the rapper for the lookalike, with some even speculating about his sexuality.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.