6ix9ine's former booking agency has fired back. Just a day after he terminated his entire team, 6ix9ine appeared on The Breakfast Club to explain the reasoning behind his decision. The controversial rapper claimed MTA Booking cheated him out of a large payday, as he received only a couple hundred thousand dollars from an alleged $3.6 million concert deal.
"This is MTA Booking—they dirty,” he said on the radio show. "Most of the money is going to security and the local police because they don’t want you there, so we have to pay them."
MTA insists 6ix9ine is spreading fake news. The company admitted to TMZ that there were discussions about a possible $3.6 million deal; however, it was never finalized. The agency said it "went above and beyond" for the controversial rapper, handling his security, travel, and transportation alongside Tr3way Entertainment. MTA representative said the agency had also booked 16 concerts for 6ix9ine, for which he was paid a $800,000-plus deposit.
The representative claims the company may take legal action against the Brooklyn artist for making false accusations on air. 6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaro said MTA has been sent a cease-and-desist to prevent them from booking any more shows for his client. He also said the agency has failed to provide any proof to support its claims.
"We have asked [MTA] to show us any contracts with Tekashi69's signature showing they were acting as an agent to book performances on his behalf and they haven't provided us with any to date.... Their cooperation has been very limited. I would take anything MTA says with a grain of salt."