6ix9ine has been through tough times.
The controversial rapper – who once landed a multimillion-dollar record deal – has revealed he’s on the verge of bankruptcy and struggling to survive after his career “stalled”.
He made the statement in response to a civil lawsuit related to his involvement in an armed robbery in 2018. Plaintiffs say they were mugged by members of 6ix9ine’s former Nine Trey Gangster Bloods during the New York incident. 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to the crime under an agreement with prosecutors in his racketeering trial.
“Right now I’m struggling to make ends meet. I don’t know if I will ever ask for the kind of advances I was paid before my arrest and my career stalled,” 6ix9ine said in legal documents obtained by Complex.
Prior to his release from prison in April 2020, the rapper – real name Daniel Hernandez – signed a new deal with independent label 10K Projects, which is reportedly worth more than $10 million. As part of the deal, he released 2020 TattleTaleswhich spawned the chart-topping Trollz starring Nicki Minaj.
However, the contract reportedly expired last month along with a merchandise deal. “I received large advances under the record artist and merchandising agreements prior to my arrest,” he said. “However, I also do not receive royalties under these agreements as my royalty accounts are non-refundable.”
6ix9ine claims that any unfavorable judgment in the civil case would bankrupt him. “It will certainly bankrupt me in a way I will never recover from, to the permanent detriment and distress of the family members who rely on me,” he added.