Tekashi 6ix9ine Responds To Chet Hanks Following Comment About Prison Release

There's nothing like a celebrity feud to keep us entertained. Most recently, there was some major drama between Tekashi 6ix9ine and Chet Hanks and the two men went at it over Instagram. But it looks like Tekashi has decided to take the high road. Need us to fill you in on what went down? No problem. We've got you covered.

Tekashi, a Brooklyn-based rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was sentenced to two years in prison, according to BBC, back in 2018. Tekashi was 23-years-old at the time of his sentencing and he pleaded guilty to racketeering and other offences in New York.

At first, the rapper "denied the charges but entered a plea bargain, giving evidence against other gang members in order to get a reduced sentence," per BBC.

Prior to the plea bargain, Tekashi was facing a minimum of 47 years in prison but the plea cut that down to two years in exchange for the rapper testifying against "former members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods."

In an amazing turn of events, Tekashi was recently released from prison, according to Page Six, because of coronavirus concerns. While the rapper has been vocal on Instagram since his release, he has sparked fury from others, including Tom Hanks' son, Chet Hanks, who shared some negative comments about Tekashi on his social media.

Tekashi 6is9ine defends his decision to rat out his associates

After being released from prison because of coronavirus concerns, Brooklyn-based rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine jumped on Instagram live to talk to fans about his decision to rat out his former associates, according to Page Six. The video, which has since been shared on YouTube, broke Instagram records for bringing in more than 2 million viewers while it was a live-stream session.

After being busted for gang activity, Tekashi took a plea bargain and decided to turn on his Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods crew, per Page Six. Now that he has been released, Tekashi admitted he did this but justified his decision by pointing out that the crew took advantage of him many times. The rapper said: "I want to apologize to my fans because you know what? It wasn't worth it. If there is a street code and there's something called 'no loyalty' and snitching and all that I get it. But, where was the loyalty when you were sleeping with my baby mother?"

Tekashi was referring to rumors about an alleged romance between his former manager Shotti and his baby mama Sara Molina, according to Page Six. But Tekashi wasn't done pointing out the hypocrisy of his former associates.

Tekashi 6ix9ine explains what life was like with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine wasted no time defending his stance on Instagram live, where he pointed out that his former associates, members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods crew, betrayed him long before he betrayed them: "Where was the loyalty when you were caught on the wiretap trying to kill me? Where was the loyalty when you tried to kidnap my mother? Where was the loyalty when you stole millions of dollars?" (via Page Six.)

"I get it — don't fight fire with fire," Tekashi went on, "I'm sorry but what did I do wrong? Be loyal to n—-s that was f–king my baby moms? Be loyal to n—-s that kidnapped me? Beat the s–t out of me on video and everything? I'm supposed to be loyal to that? You know what it is, ya don't want to accept the fact that those is all true facts."

The rapper concluded by saying: "Ya understand why I snitched, ya don't wanna understand."

While Tekashi defended himself, Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks, had some scathing things to say about Tekashi.

Tekashi 6ix9ine is rising above Chet Hanks' comments

In response to Tekashi 6ix9ine's Instagram live video, Chet Hanks, who is a rapper himself, jumped on Instagram stories on May 11, 2020 and said of Tekashi: "Don't be fooled by social media. That dude is SCARED S—TLESS but has no choice but to laugh and make light of it cuz he knows he's a marked man for the rest of his life either way," (via Page Six.)

Hanks went on: "He literally told you on the stand that 'the gangster image was just a persona to boost my career' only to get out talking about upping 100 shots at the chicken spot? And y'all still going for it."

Hank concluded with: "People see a bunch of jewelry and diamond teeth and numbers on Instagram and actually believe dude is really happy as f—k living the life ... All I see is FEAR," (via Page Six.)

After this rant from Hanks, it seems like Tekashi has decided to take the highroad. Hip hop star DJ Akademiks posted a screenshot of Hanks' rant on Instagram and Tekashi actually commented, saying: "Wishing his dad a speedy recovery." This is in response to Tom Hanks' coronavirus diagnosis in March 2020, according to CNN.

It seems like a really dignified response and if Chet Hanks wants to fight, Tekashi isn't interested.