50 Centappeared onShade 45 to discuss6ix9ine’s current legal troubles. Previously, Fifty has supported Tekashi but has since disagreed with his decision to cooperate with the feds and rat on his co-defendants and Treyway.
“6ix9ine’s not from the street,” 50 said. “With 69, his image was stronger than the music, because middle America, people that are actually purchasing hip-hop music—they can dye their hair blonde and then dye their hair those colors. … Hip-hop allows you to be on a safari and get close enough to the animals without being in danger, and they see him in the safari, in the middle of the whole pack, cooking.”
“What  saw from me was over time. He was doing it in such a short window that it was commanding a different level of attention. And then culturally, they [saying] ‘gang gang gang.’ When I get on the record with them, I'll go, ‘I am not gang gang. I do not gang bang.’ Immediately, ‘cause I don't like RICO. I don’t like conspiracy. Give me a homicide right now—I’ll take a homicide right now before you give me that.”
“[RICO] laws were designed for you not to escape them. When I saw what I saw in the paper, I feel like he’s gonna tell on everything. That was the part that wasn’t even in the indictment—the stuff that they're saying that he's talking about are not in the indictment so he’s offering that along with everything else, and then they added those new people to the indictment.”
“I think [after he comes home from jail] that he can make music and people can hear it, but the original core and base that he tapped into won’t rock."