DJ Pvnch speaks about life on the road with Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Tekashi 6ix9ine's been missing some serious bags since his arrest in November. A week ahead of the release of DUMMY BOY, 6ix9ine was arrested on racketeering and firearms charges which he pled guilty to last month. DUMMY BOY was still a commercial success for a short period due to the publicity surrounding his legal troubles. The rapper's DJ revealed that the rapper could've been picking up a major bag if he wasn't arrested in November.
6ix9ine's DJ, Pvnch, recently spoke to REVOLT about the time he spent on the road with 6ix9ine prior to the rapper's incarceration. He said that 6ix9ine was already making six figures each show "with his eyes closed" but the release of DUMMY BOY would've increased it.
"With his eyes closed, he was between $100,000 - $120,000. The second that the album came out 6ix would've definitely hit $150,000 - $200,000, easily. We were huge in different continents," he said. "We were worldwide hot."
Rumors of 6ix9ine being banned from performing in cities across America ran rampant during the rapper's run. Pvnch explained that wasn't necessarily the case but he did admit that 6ix9ine's viral antics did end up hurting his career at the end of the day.
"The reality at hand was the police [was] wary in the beginning of 6ix9ine's career. They were getting used to it. The whole gang and aggressive image would make people nervous when the internet is portraying it, and selling stories, and just creating things for headlines because the boy's name is so fucking viral. It ended up hurting him," he said.