‘I Wanna Be A Villain': New Docuseries Focuses On ‘Hip-Hop’s Resident Snitch’ Tekashi 6ix9ine

A trailer for an upcoming docuseries, "Supervillian," on Tekashi 6ix9ine (whose real name is Daniel Hernandez) shows him relishing in his infamy.

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HIP HOP BEEFS: Clout, Crime, and Internet Fame

When social media views and likes help fuel hip-hop fame, controversial behavior can be rewarded.

An upcoming docuseries will dive into the life and crimes of the controversial musical artist Tekashi 6ix9ine. 

Showtime dropped a trailer on Friday for “Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine,” a three-part docuseries which will feature “an exclusive interview with the incendiary rapper after his release from prison,” a press release stated.

The series promises to show how the 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, transformed into “the tattooed face of Gen Z and hip hop’s prince of trolls, boasting 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the top music charts.”

Not only is Hernandez a prolific musical artist, he’s a criminal, too. Hernandez was released from prison earlier this year after serving time for racketeering, weapons, and drug trafficking charges associated with numerous shootings and beatings throughout New York City. He initially faced nearly 40 years in prison for multiple gang-related charges, but received just two years after Hernandez decided to testify against his former associates in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. 

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It was a decision that resulted in heavy criticism and social media fights with other musicians

But before he was slammed for snitching, Hernandez also pleaded guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance back in 2015 for featuring a naked underage girl in a music video.

All of this has led to the rapper being the center of controversy and, at times, a hated hip-hop figure. The majority of the “Supervillain” trailer is all unflattering media quotes about Hernandez: “embarrassment,” “hip-hop’s resident snitch,” and “a stain.”

Hernandez seems to enjoy it all — at least, his rainbow-haired persona does.

“F--k being a superhero, I wanna be a villain,” he says in the trailer.

Hernandez was let out of prison early in April for the most recent charges after a judge ruled he was at risk for developing coronavirus (COVID-19) complications because of his asthma. He was put on house arrest, which he was released from in August.  

The docuseries, which will be released in early 2021, is produced by Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox.

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