The Trailer for the Documentary Series ‘Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine’ Just Dropped and We Can’t Look Away
Looks like Tekashi 6ix9ine can’t stay away from the spotlight. Or rather, the spotlight can’t stay away from Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Showtime just dropped a trailer for it’s new documentary, Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, that will document the rise and fall of Tekashi 6ix9ine–hip-hop’s most hated player.
According to Showtime, the three-part series will depict Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “epic rise to notoriety” through exclusive access to the controversial rapper.
According the press release, the interviews were conducted after 6ix9ine’s release from jail in April, 2020. Per Showtime “director Karam Gill (Ice Cold, G-Funk) examines the culture of manufactured celebrity through 6ix9ine’s mastery of social media.”
Based on the sound bites that were played throughout the trailer, viewers will be treated to an insightful peek into 6ix9ine’s psyche.
The documentary seems to be pedaling the narrative that it was 6ix9ine’s masterplan all along to become the most hated rapper in hip-hop history.
The trailer is peppered with outrageous statements from 6ix9ine, like “Superheroes always die. Villains never die. I wanna be a villain,” and “I think if I was to die today, I would be a legend.” When an of-camera voice asks him: “Famous or infamous?”, 6ix9ine responds: “Infamous.”
There are also numerous talking heads throughout the trailer who call 6ix9ine everything from “the worst person on earth” to “a genius”. One commentator claims at that, at one point point, Tekashi “had the whole city wanting to kill him.”
In case you missed it, Tekashi 6ix9ine, aka Daniel Hernandez, rose to prominence through his outrageous antics and public feuds. Oh. He also made some music.
Tekashi 6ix9ine was part of the first wave of the “Sound Cloud rap explosion”. He burst onto the scene with his first commercial single, “Gummo” in 2017, and then it seemed like he was everywhere.
Before long, he was teaming up with rap giants like Nicki Minaj, releasing the mega-hit song “Fefe” with the female rapper. The song ended up charting at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, officially cementing him as a rapper to be reckoned with.
But very quickly, 6ix9ine controversial personal life overtook his professional success. He started making headlines for everything from shootings, assault and violence, sexual assault, and even charges of “child sexual performance”.
It all came to a head when 6ix9ine was arrested in 2018 on conspiracy to murder and armed robbery charges.
During his trial, he notoriously gave up the names of tons of fellow Blood gang members. He also notably brought up Cardi B’s name during trial, even though the two have allegedly never even met. His status as a “snitch” put a virtual target on his back in the hip-hop community.
At one point in Supervillain‘s trailer, Tekashi compares himself to the Joker, saying: “He’s the bad guy, but you just fall in love with him.”
…We’re still waiting for the love part.