6ix9ine Shares in Detail Why He Fired His Team
The NYC rapper explained in a new interview with 'The Breakfast Club' how promoters and security were taking a chunk out of his profit.
Earlier this week, 6ix9ine announced that he fired his entire team and canceled his tour. In a new interview with The Breakfast Club, the NYC native explained his decision to clean house.
"There's so much money out there to be stolen, you know what I'm saying," he tells Charlamagne. In a roundabout way, the rapper goes on to explain how promoters were taking his money, while security for shows was costing too much to make the performances worth it.
“This is MTA booking they dirty,” he says. “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.”
6ix9ine goes on to explain how he accepted $60,000 per show, when he typically wouldn’t book for less than $100,000, to “clean his name” after all the legal mess he’s recently been caught up in.
When he tried canceling a show with one venue, he learned that his promoters had been skimming money and that he should have been receiving $180,000 for the show, not $60,000. 6ix9ine then claims the promoters called the people booking the show, told them where his mom lives, and to do something to her if he doesn’t agree to perform.
6ix9ine realized through a conversation with these booking people or whoever they are (he wouldn't share their names) that his promoters told him he would be making a few hundred thousand for 15 dates when he actually signed up for $3.6 million.
After he found out, 6ix9ine says his promoters tried to threaten him by exposing parts of his personal life to TMZ. Despite their threats, 6ix9ine fired everyone and canceled the tour.
Elsewhere in the interview, the rapper talks about the recent shooting while he was working on a video with Kanye and Nicki Minaj, and his next project. Watch the entire interview in the video above.