Akon Defends Tekashi 6ix9ine: ‘His Homies Should Have Took That For Him’

Last year when Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced, he received some unlikely support from Akon. Now he’s back defending the disgraced rapper again during a conversation with DJ Whoo Kid on Instagram live on Thursday.

Akon explained why he didn’t blame the Brooklyn rapper for singing like Mariah Carey. “Here’s the thing, he’s young bro…He had to literally decide, ‘What’s more valuable to me? My family or my future,’” Akon explained. “You have to make a decision that’s going to better you.” During the livestream the mogul emphasized that 6ix9ine was most likely in over his head.

“Me and you there ain’t no excuses, we been through the trenches… We know better,” he added, noting the generational gap. Akon questioned why was Tekashi 6ix9ine even put in a compromising situation to begin with and suggested that his “homies should have took that for him.” he continued, “He’s the football, you always protect the football.”

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TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @Tanyaxpayne _________________ #Roommates, as you all already know #Tekashi69 has been released from prison early due to the coronavirus outbreak after working with federal prosecutors to put away his former gang affiliates. Despite not putting out music since his debut album ‘Dummy Boy’ in 2019, he’s still a topic of conversation for obvious reasons. 👀👀 ____________ In a recent interview on Instagram live with #DJWhooKid, #Akon offered a different perspective on #Tekashi69 working with federal prosecutors and went as far as to say his friends should have never put him in a position to snitch in the first place. ____________ Akon opened up about his relationship with Tekashi calling him his ‘lil man’ and gave his perspective on what the reality of the situation for Tekashi may have been, saying: “He had to literally decide, ‘What’s more valuable to me?’ My family or my future.” He added, “You have to make a decision that’s going to better you.” While speaking to #DJWhooKid, he continued: “Now me and you, they ain’t no excuses cause— click the link in the bio to read more! (📹: @djwhookid)

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