He has posted a photo with Young Thug and Birdman on Instagram. Is it just a troll?
Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has quickly made a name for himself with a number of successful singles that have impacted the Billboard charts. Despite disturbing charges laid against him, the rapper continues to gain momentum, and appears to be shopping for deals. On Saturday, the rapper seemed to claim that he had signed with Birdman's RichGang imprint.
"Just Signed to Birdman RICHGANG, 15 Million February 23rd!" he wrote. The photo features 6ix9ine flexing next to Birdman and superstar Young Thug. There has been no official confirmation of any kind of signing outside of this post. DJ Akademiks, who has a close relationship with 6ix9ine, did not confirm the signing, but did suggest a collaboration between the rapper and Young Thug was on the way.
Tekashi also teased the date for his upcoming project, set to arrive February 23rd.
6ix9ine has attracted controversy after it was made public that the rapper pleaded guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance in 2015. The charges stemmed from a video involving a 13-year-old girl who appeared nude and engaged in a sex act. As part of his plea deal, the rapper was ordered to complete his GED, though he has not yet done so. A recent report revealed that 6ix9ine had been given "one last chance" to get his GED, with the deadline being extended to April 2018. If it is not completed, the rapper faces jail time.