People are constantly asking about his ethnicity. The rapper is of Mexican descent.
6ix9ine used SoundCloud to gain fame. The video for his song "Gummo" was released in October and it already has more than 14 million YouTube views.
May 18, 1996
Brooklyn, New York
6ix9ine explained the meaning of his name in an Instagram post:
"I never lost sense of where I came from. That’s what makes me 69. The true meaning of 69 is
just because you’re right doesn’t mean I’m wrong YOU JUST HAVENT SEEN LIFE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE.
Turn the 6 upside down it’s 9 but remains the same in a different perspective. Open your mind and heart"
aka Tekashi69 (Teka$hi69)