Tekashi 6ix9ine in his new music video “GOOBA”

(Photo: YouTube/Tekashi 6ix9ine)
Tekashi 6ix9ine in his new music video “GOOBA”

Tekashi 6ix9ine over the weekend broke YouTube's hip-hop record. Now, the young New York rapper has shattered the internet once more with his newly released single. "GOOBA." He surpasses the 100 million views at the fastest rate on the streaming platform.

On May 8, the music video of 6ix9ine's "GOOBA" gained 43.5 million viewers on YouTube in a span of 24 hours only. The newly released from prison rap artist broke the 38.1 million view record of Eminem for the song "Kill Shot" set in 2008. 

The trending song did not stop there - the colorful, vibrant-themed video continued with its streak and became the fastest video with 100 million views by an American music act on YouTube. Tekashi69's "GOOBA" surpassed "ME!" from Taylor Swift and "thank u, next" of Ariana Grande. As of this writing, it has now more than 114 million hits.

Daniel Hernandez, the rapper's real name, is living in an unknown location to complete his two-year sentence for taking part in criminal activities with his former gang, Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. He was supposed to be slapped with a 37-year imprisonment sentence but struck a deal with the authorities to lower his tenure in jail. He was allowed to be let out of prison earlier due to the coronavirus pandemic that could hamper his health as he is suffering from severe asthma.

With his security on the line, he recently had to be moved from his temporary shelter when a neighbor across the street posted a video of him in the balcony along with his address. 

On his Instagram updates, the Brooklyn native is seen to be enjoying his limited freedom as he shows being back to his usual self. He posted photos of himself holding several bundles of dollar bills and calling himself as the king of New York several times on his social media.   

Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg's criticisms

Not everyone though is happy for the "success" of the young rapper. Being branded as a "snitch" for ratting on his former crew as a bargain plea deal, few music artists criticized him for his actions.

Veteran rapper Snoop Dogg is not hearing of Tekashi69's new-found sensation. He gave his two-cents worth on an Instagram comment writing, "They gotta stop pushing this (rat)." Snoop further said that he is an "old school" and is not supporting the media outlets that make "snitching cool." He does not approve of those who are behind the controversial rapper "pushing his line right now."

Meek Mill, who has a long-standing feud with 6ix9ine is not passing on this either. When "GOOBA" was released over the weekend, he was called out by a follower of 6ix9ine saying "Somebody check on meek... see if he's ok." Mill did not let the comment go away and replied that the rapper cannot go out to check on him who is on a "witness protection." He went on to say that he is helping out "free people" while Tekashi69 is "putting family members behind bars." He ended with the mocking words of "how you sleep at night lol."

Tekashi69 for his part put a shade to Meek Mill who called him a "rat" during his Instagram live session on May 8. He said that he himself would get mad if a rat came home and "did more numbers than me."