Rookie artist Tekashi 6ix9ine has reportedly been banned from performing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York due to an ongoing police investigation regarding a recent shooting the rapper and his team were reportedly involved in, TMZ reports.
Earlier in Apr. 2018, Tekashi made headlines for his suspected involvement with a fight that broke out between the rapper’s crew and a rival rap crew led by Brooklyn artist Casanova. The altercation resulted in a shooting, but luckily, there were no reported injuries. According to reports, 6ix9ine’s manager Tr3way is a person of interest in the shooting.
Tekashi was expected to perform at the upcoming Brooklyn’s Soulfrito Fest 2018 on June 8, but with the pending investigation, he will have to back out of the headlining gig. It’s unclear whether Barclays will refund tickets in light of the news.
In the past couple of months, the Brooklyn-bred artist has been at the center of controversy. He’s often engaged in online battles with veterans such as The Game and YG. He’s also ruffled feathers with videos on social media as well as his affiliation with the LA-based Bloods gang. Although he may not be everyone’s favorite person at the moment, his combative persona has not hurt his record sales. His first four singles have all charted on the Billboard Hot 100. Furthermore, his tracks “Gummo” and “Kooda” are both certified platinum and gold respectively.
Keep it locked here for more updates regarding the ongoing investigation.