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.


Alexandra Samuels

Internet Culture

Published Mar 4, 2021   Updated Mar 5, 2021, 10:18 am CST

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 CST