Tekashi 6ix9ine Fires Entire Team & Cancels U.S. Tour
By Peyton Blakemore
November 16, 2018
Tekashi 6ix9ine has cleaned house.
On the heels of what has been quite the drama-filled week, the "FEFE" rapper fired his entire team and canceled his U.S. tour.
"I'm letting everybody know that I canceled my whole tour," he said in an Instagram video on Thursday (November 15). "The American dates is not happening. It's not going down." The 22-year-old rapper then sent a shout out to his Austin, Texas fans, where he was scheduled to perform on Thursday, explaining that he spoke to the show's promoters and is already planning to go back to Austin soon. He added that fans can look forward to a rescheduled concert date in the near future. "I fired everybody on my team. I got no manager, I got no booking agent, no PR, I don't got nobody on my team. It's just me," he further explained.
"I want everybody to know that if you booking shows, do not book shows unless I say 'This show is going to be booked with this person.'" 6ix9ine continued. He then stated that he will be the point man moving forward and if anyone claims to be booking shows on his behalf, do not believe it. "I fired everybody. I don't give a f**k who you use to see me with, they're no longer around," he clarified. "It's a f**king dub."
While 6ix9ine did not explain his reasoning for firing his team, his decision to clean house came one day after news of his former friend and ex-crew member Anthony Jamel Ellison's arrest in connection to his July kidnapping and robbery.
According to TMZ, Anthony was arrested on a federal warrant on November 6. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, one count of obstructing commerce by robbery, and one count of carrying a firearm to commit a crime.
Anthony and an additional suspect are being accused of pistol-whipping, kidnapping, and robbing Tekashi. As previously reported, the "STOOPID" rapper was dragged out of an SUV, pistol-whipped, and taken to his home where he was robbed of $750K in jewelry and $15K in cash back in July, TMZ reported at the time.
Tekashi's music video was also shot up last week. While the incident is still being investigated, it was reported that the alleged shooters knew where the rapper would be at the video shoot, which left many believing the incident was an inside job.
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