Tekashi 6ix9ine says name comes from anime, not tattoo artist
Tekashi 6ix9ine says his identify was impressed by Japanese anime characters, not a Brooklyn tattoo artist who sued him for defamation in 2021.
Japanese ink grasp Takashi Matsuba claimed he found from two documentaries the Brooklyn rapper, whose actual identify is Daniel Hernandez, took the stage identify from Matsuba and that the affiliation with the tattoo-faced rhymer has damage his popularity.
However the rainbow-haired music artist claimed in an affidavit filed Wednesday within the case the identify “has nothing to do with the plaintiff, Takashi Matsuba.”
The affidavit additionally says the rapper has lately dropped Tekashi altogether and now simply goes by 6ix9ine.
Matsuba stated the 2 documentaries — Hulu’s “69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez” and Showtime’s “Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine” — point out him because the inspiration for the rapper’s identify and falsely implied Matsuba did heroin for inspiration.
However 6ix9ine says he had nothing to do with both documentary and didn’t even “acknowledge the voice within the documentary as mine” wherein he supposedly talked about how his identify got here from Matsuba, the affidavit says.
“And for the file, that assertion is just not true,” stated the affidavit by 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine’s legal professionals say Matsuba’s claims present “hubris” in that he “seeks to commandeer and limit using his frequent Japanese first identify,” courtroom papers from Wednesday say.
Legal professionals for Matsuba and 6ix9ine declined to remark.
The 26-year-old musician has served prison time in a gang-related case and was convicted of posting child porn.
6ix9ine made headlines once more final month after his girlfriend Rachel Wattley was arrested for allegedly punching him within the face at a Miami nightclub.