A New York tattoo artist is suing Tekashi 6ix9ine for stealing his name and for defaming his character.
In Hulu's documentary, "69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez," it states, "a Japanese tattoo artist named Takashi would inspire Danny's new persona, Tekashi 69."
The tattoo artist's name is Takashi Matsuba. He is based in Brooklyn. In another documentary, "Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine," Tekashi said that Matsuba "did heroin to create."
Matsuba denies the rumors. He says he has never taken heroin in his life. He says Tekashi has ruined his image.
"Because of the vulgarity of the imagery connected to plaintiff, and of the many tattoos on defendant Hernandez's body, as shown in the film, acquaintances and patrons of plaintiff have already asked him whether he is connected with defendant Hernandez," the court papers read per Page Six. "He is not."
Matsuba is suing Tekashi and Showtime for unspecified damages. Matsuba is not suing Hulu.