Tekashi 6ix9ine makes homophobic comment—so Lil Nas X exposes him for allegedly sliding into the DMs

The rainbow-haired rapper allegedly tried sliding in Lil Nas' DMs more than once.

Mar 5, 2021, 10:18 am*

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Alexandra Samuels

Tekashi 6ix9ine made a homophobic comment on Instagram about fellow artist Lil Nas X, so the “Old Town Road” rapper publicized alleged private DMs between the two. 

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On Tuesday, 6ix9ine commented on an Instagram blog post, which was a screenshot of a story on China’s recent decision to reportedly make COVID-19 anal swab tests mandatory for foreigners. “Lil Nas X entered the chat,” the rapper commented. 

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Dancing to one of his own songs, Lil Nas X addressed the comment with shade of his own. “This you?” he asks, sharing a screenshot of his DMs with 6ix9ine that showed two separate messages from the rapper that garnered no response. 

“Yo,” the rainbow-haired rapper wrote in October.

“Gonna be in ya city soon what you doing lol?” he wrote in a message reportedly sent in February. The last message is followed by a heart emoji and an upside-down smiley face. 

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6ix9ine later responded to Lil Nas X’s attempt to expose him in an Instagram video. “Before this shit even start, we gonna nip this in the [bud],” he says.

He then shows his own Instagram DMs and tries to prove he has had no previous interactions with Lil Nas X. So it’s possible, Tekashi got a dose of his own trolling medicine.

Lil Nas X has yet to comment on 6ix9ine’s response video.

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2021, 7:42 pm