Tekashi 6ix9ine has been eerily silent since his TattleTales album failed to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month.
The notorious internet troll can typically be found on Instagram Live talking about other rappers’ low album sales or defending his decision to become the federal government’s star witness in the case against Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack and Anthony “Harv” Ellison.
But for the last few weeks, the only headlines 6ix9ine made was for allegedly overdosing on caffeine and the diet pill Hydroxycut and the perceived Morgan Freeman diss on 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II project.
That changed on Tuesday (October 13) when the controversial rapper resurfaced on Instagram rocking a new look. Not only is his signature rainbow hair brown, he’s also sporting what looks like the beginnings of a beard.
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#6ix9ine got rid of his 🌈 hair following Hydroxycut overdose 👀 Hit the link in bio to read more! #DXNews
People in the comment section were quick to point out 6ix9ine seemed “humbled” and they credited TattleTales — which Akademiks deemed a “flop” — for the transformation in 6ix9ine’s attitude.
The project was initially expected to move around 150,000 units and debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which would’ve been 6ix9ine’s first chart-topping album. But instead, around 100,000 of those units were disqualified (which Billboard denied) and TattleTales landed at No. 4 in its opening week — not exactly the powerful comeback 6ix9ine was after.
Making matters worse was 6ix9ine’s trolling. For days leading up to the release, the 24-year-old Brooklynite had been clowning other rappers such as Lil Durk and Lil Reese for their numbers, only to be served a hot, steaming piece of humble pie when TattleTales dropped.
Since then, 6ix9ine has been mostly absent from social media. According to The Shade Room, 6ix9ine was briefly hospitalized in Florida for overindulging in coffee and the aforementioned diet pill, something Akademiks confirmed.
“Tekashi was hospitalized two days ago in Florida after he had 2 Hydroxycut pills instead of the recommended 1 per day, which increased his heart rate and caused him to sweat excessively,” the post reads. “Tekashi tells us that this, along with drinking a McDonald’s coffee.”
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TSR Staff: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ #TSRExclusiveDetails: #Roommates, earlier today Gossip Of The City broke the exclusive that #Tekashi69 was in the hospital due to an overdose. We spoke to 69 directly and can confirm this with additional details exclusive to The Shade Room. He’s currently at home and doing fine. He even went on his daily jog today. _____________________________________ So get this Roommates, Tekashi was hospitalized two days ago in Florida after he had 2 Hydroxycut pills, instead of the recommended 1 per day, which increased his heart rate and caused him to sweat excessively while in front of his computer. Tekashi tells us that this, along with drinking a McDonald’s coffee, kicked his overdose reaction into gear. If you aren’t familiar, hydroxycut is a weight-loss brand chile! _____________________________________ Tekashi also tells us that he was only taking hydroxycut and not drugs—not just because he doesn’t do drugs—but because of his strict probation that would send him right back to the slammer if he was poppianna. _____________________________________ In addition, 69 tells us that he gained a lot of weight after he left prison. He’s currently down almost 25 lbs and plans to keep going until he’s at his goal weight of 150 lbs before he makes his return to the ‘gram. _____________________________________ We will keep you posted on any updates Roommates!