Akon has come under serious criticism after teaming up with 6ix9ine for a music collaboration.
Fans are upset that the Senegalese-American artist decided to bond with Tekashi, who has been branded a snitch for cooperating with the federal government to help defeat the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.
The american rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez was sentenced to 2 years for racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy murder charges.
While other people have strive to distanced themselves from the rapper, Akon continues to champion 6ix9ine. In April, he defended 6ix9ine’s decision to snitch on his gang members.
“With Tekashi it’s a little different because he comes from a generation that really didn’t have no moral ethic,” Akon said during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “I can’t really speak on why he would do that, but most likely it’s for the obvious reasons. But everyone goes through something in their lives that propels them to do things that they feel is in the best interest of themselves. And I think, you really can’t blame him, if what he’s saying is the truth.”
The two have been working closely since 6ix9ine’s release from prison.
Akon is revamping one of his signature records so that 6ix9ine can tell his story.
On Sunday, he posted a clip of himself and 6ix9ine on Instagram. In the video, 6ix9ine was rapping over Akon’s 2004 single, “Locked Up.”
For this track, 6ix9ine appears to touch on the time he spent in jail while he was cooperating with the federal authorities. This story is paired with Akon’s classic chorus.
As with everything he does, 6ix9ine’s collaboration with Akon created mixed emotions, while few sees nothing wrong with the collaboration, many fans is disappointed with the legendary singer for what joining forces with an ex-convict.
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