Akon accepted 6ix9ine challenge to go hit-for-hit with him in an Instagram live battle, but it's likely that the latter is just trolling.
The unlikeliest of pairings may be going head-to-head in a battle of their biggest hits, and honestly, we kind of hope it happens. On Saturday (May 16th), Akon took to his Instagram story to reveal to his followers that he'd been challenged to a hit battle by the most surprising and non-sensical potential opponent imaginable: Tekashi 6ix9ine.
"@6ix9ine just challenged me to a battle tomorrow at 3:30pm Live on IG," Akon wrote on a screenshot of himself and 6ix9ine on Facetime. "IT'S ON." So, will these two really be stepping into the metaphorical ring later today? Well, most likely not. Ever since the recently incarcerated rapper made his comeback earlier this month, he's been back on his usual bullshit, trolling people left and right and monumentally pissing people off. It appears as though Akon is just the most recent victim of 6ix9ine's relentless antics, especially considering he's since deleted the Instagram story announcing the battle. However, if this really does happen, it'll certainly be a memorable affair. Somebody get Timbaland and Swizz Beatz on the phone!
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While, musically speaking, Akon and 6xi9ine certainly aren't similar enough to compete against one another, their apparent friendship isn't totally out of the blue, as Akon has proved to be one of 6ix9ine's only allies in the industry. Around the time that 6ix9ine was sentenced last fall, Akon defended his decision to snitch in court, and once he was released from prison last month, the singer reiterated his initial remarks about the situation.
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