In a surprising move, controversial American rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been honored with a statue in Cuba. The statue, which was unveiled on January 2, 2024, is located in the city of Havana.
The statue is a bronze bust of 6ix9ine, who is known for his colorful hair, tattoos, and controversial lyrics. The statue is about 6 feet tall and is located in a prominent location in Havana.
The unveiling of the statue was met with mixed reactions. Some people in Cuba praised the statue as a sign of respect for freedom of expression. Others criticized it as a glorification of a criminal.
6ix9ine was born in Brooklyn, New York, and rose to fame in 2017 with his hit single “Gummo.” He has been a controversial figure since his debut, due to his violent lyrics and criminal record.
In 2019, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but was released early in 2021.
Since his release from prison, 6ix9ine has continued to make music and perform. He has also been involved in a number of controversies, including an altercation with a fellow rapper in Miami.
The unveiling of the statue in Cuba is the latest in a series of honors for 6ix9ine. In 2022, he was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
It remains to be seen whether the statue will help to improve 6ix9ine’s image or further alienate him from the public.