Tekashi 6ix9ine went out of his way to assure everyone he’s good and really broke, urging TMZ to play with gag money in a recent Instagram post shared weeks after claiming a lawsuit filed by two robbery victims could bankrupt him.
Over the weekend, 6ix9ine shared a video of him strolling out of a garage with what was a huge pile of cash and boasting “This is really my lifestyle” while showing off an array of jewelry and watches. He then proceeded to open the trunk of one of the many sports cars parked in a garage and began throwing away even more money.
On Monday April 18, 6ix9ine appeared on TMZ Live and his grin quickly faded as Harvey Levin brought up the $1 million in restitution he owes and his recent claim that he would have to file for bankruptcy if ordered to pay it. “I don’t have it now,” 6ix9ine replied. ‘I do not have it. And that was money. I do not have it.”
He added: ‘I’m an entertainer and of course we talk about it, so I did a pretty good job of entertaining people… You know how you get a law degree? I have a degree in entertainment.”
The $1 million refund is linked to a lawsuit filed by Seketha Wonzer and Kevin Dozier, who have sued 6ix9ine for its involvement in a 2018 robbery committed against them by members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Tekashi eventually pleaded guilty to the robbery and other federal racketeering charges as part of a prosecution agreement in which he also testified in the trial of two alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods (both men were convicted).
Along with claims by Tekashi 6ix9ine’s attorneys that the $1 million in refund — in addition to other damages sought by Wonzer and Dozier — would put him out of business, the rapper himself filed an affidavit in court detailing his alleged money problems. . “If the court awards the damages sought by plaintiffs in this inquest, it will certainly bankrupt me in a way from which I will never recover, at the expense of the family members who rely on me,” the statement said. read.
Lawyer for Wonzer and Dozier did not return immediately rolling stone‘s request for comment.