6ix9ine Documentary Series Director Says Rapper Is A 'Truly Horrible Human’
The director of an upcoming docuseries about Tekashi 6ix9ine hasn't held back on what he really thinks about the controversial rapper.
Speaking to Page Six, Karam Gill dished the dirt about his upcoming project, which he as named Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine.
The director explained that while 6ix9ine comes across as someone who doesn't have his head screwed on, he knows exactly what he's doing.
"I think viewers will be shocked to realise how hyper-calculated the rapper is," Gill said.
"Tekashi was someone who never did anything online on accident. Every click, word, and action online was designed with care to spark a reaction."
While Gill didn't actually meet Tekashi (real name Daniel Hernandez) in person, he believes he has more than enough material to make an educated judgement on the rainbow-haired MC.
"The public and media hates him because he is truly a horrible human being who has done terrible things," Gill said.
"And from an overall perspective, he loves to instigate and aggravate which is something that naturally sparks a reaction."
He also revealed the name of the documentary series is based on a 2019 Rolling Stone feature.
It comes following an incident over the weekend in which 6ix9ine seemingly baited fellow rapper Meek Mill into almost having a physical altercation at an American club.
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It's certainly not the first time he's poked the proverbial bear in regards to fellow artists. He once famously threatened rapper Chief Keef and even testified that he ordered hit on his rival for $20,000, which nearly resulted in Keef being shot.
Gill added that the fact that 6ix9ine is a known police informant - a snitch, as they say - almost turned him off the project. But he eventually decided it was important to examine the culture of the 'manufactured celebrity' that exists today.
"I never really wanted to explore Tekashi's story specifically, and actually was hesitant about the project at first because of how he has been such a toxic individual in our culture," Gill continued.
"[But] from a wider scope, I realised it's an extremely important story that shines a light on where we are as a culture.
"We're living in the era of manufactured celebrity, where people can create inauthentic online personas and rise to fame without any talent or morals. Tekashi's story is exactly that - he's someone who realised the power of having your own platform."
Hernandez was sentenced to two years in jail in December 2019 for a string of crimes committed while he was a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang.
Those charges included racketeering, firearm offences, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy murder charges.
He was staring down the possibility of up to 47 years imprisonment, but had his sentence reduced in part because of his testimony against other gang members.
Showtime's three-part series Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine will debut on February 21 in the US.
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