MTA Bookings Threatens Tekashi 6ix9ine With Defamation Lawsuit
After a heated Instagram post, Tekashi 6ix9ine appeared as a guest on The Breakfast Club last Friday (Nov. 15) to detail exactly why he canceled his tour and fired his entire team. Now, MTA Bookings has fired back.
In the interview, Tekashi name drops MTA Booking, revealing that his decision was prompted after learning that MTA Bookings was stealing from him. "So these dirty promoters, right?" Tekashi says to cue his rant. "This is MTA Bookings, they dirty."
He goes on to explain that the booking company would tell him that venues were scared to book him due to fear that the "FEFE" rapper would incite violence, and would falsely tell him that most of his check would go to security and the local police.
Unfortunately, it wasn't until the 22-year-old had the chance to speak directly to a venue when he realized his team was finessing him by pocketing more than half of his booking fees.
Unhappy with the "malicious" and "defamatory" statements made by their former client, TMZ reports that MTA Bookings has hit the "Gummo" rapper with a cease and desist letter that threatens a lawsuit if he doesn't retract his statements and formally apologizes.
According to MTA, not only did his comments dampen their reputation, but their booking agents are also getting death threats from the rapper's fanbase. Additionally, a rep for MTA has also claimed that a large sum of the cash Tekashi's attorney offered for bail actually belongs to the company. The company states that it's recently sent him an $860,000 check for deposits on upcoming shows in the U.S., Mexico, and Germany, but since it's presumed that he won't be able to perform those shows, MTA wants the money back.
The company is reportedly working with 6ix9ine's legal team to prevent any of the money to be used for bail. Currently, the Brooklyn native sits in general population at the borough's Metropolitan Detention Center as he awaits his bail hearing.
Check out a clip of the interview below.