50 Cent has opened up about Tekashi 6ix9ine's recent plea deal. Prior to Tekashi's arrest, the to had grown close and even recorded a song and a video together.
50 Cent appeared on Shade 45 with Sarah Vivan and DJ Drama and spoke about the "DUMMY BOY" rapper's decision to roll over on his co-defendants.
“6ix9ine’s not from the street. With 69, his image was stronger than the music, because middle America, people that are actually purchasing hip-hop music—they can dye their hair blonde and then dye their hair those colors. … Hip-hop allows you to be on a safari and get close enough to the animals without being in danger, and they see him in the safari, in the middle of the whole pack, cooking," he explained.
He was then asked if he ever told 6ix9ine what came with the lifestyle he was leading prior to his arrest:
“What [Tekashi] saw from me was over time. He was doing it in such a short window that it was commanding a different level of attention. And then culturally, they [saying] ‘gang gang gang.’ When I get on the record with them, I'll go, ‘I am not gang gang. I do not gang bang.’ Immediately, ‘cause I don't like RICO. I don’t like conspiracy. Give me a homicide right now—I’ll take a homicide right now before you give me that," he continued.
He then added:
“[RICO] laws were designed for you not to escape them. When I saw what I saw in the paper, I feel like he’s gonna tell on everything. That was the part that wasn’t even in the indictment—the stuff that they're saying that he's talking about are not in the indictment so he’s offering that along with everything else, and then they added those new people to the indictment[...]
When asked whether he thought Tekashi could come home and make music and his fans listen, Fif also had an opinion:
“I think that he can make music and people can hear it, but the original core and base that he tapped into won’t rock."
Listen to 50's words below.