Say what you will about 6ix9ine, but there's no denying the man knows how to get people talking.
On Thursday night, the Brooklyn rapper hit up Instagram Live to generate more hype around "Trollz," his much-anticipated track with Nicki Minaj. Right off the bat, 6ix9ine informed his 800,000-plus viewers that he needed to get some things off chest and would expose some inconvenient truths about the hip-hop industry.
"The world is full of hate right now ... I'ma show you a lot of things right now," he said. "I'ma show you how this rap game is full of liars. I'ma show you how this rap game full of rats ... I'ma show you how the rap game really works ... The rap game don't want you to know certain stuff. I'ma expose the rap game right now, 'cause I got facts."
He then turned his direction to Meek Mill, who has criticized 6ix9ine for cooperating with federal investigators.
"I'ma start with Meek Mill ... I'm not clout chasing. I have more followers than you," he began, before name-dropping Roc Nation executive Desiree Perez.
6ix9ine proceeded to do a search for Perez's name, and clicked on a 2015 Daily News article that described her cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He pointed to the following paragraph:
The story that spooked Dash revealed how Perez, the wife of longtime Jay Z wingman Juan Perez, became a cooperating witness for the DEA in the 1990s. After her 1994 arrest for possession of 35 kilos of cocaine, Perez struck a deal with the feds, agreeing to wear hidden wires to record her meetings with major cocaine traffickers. Her undercover informant work won her courtroom praise from federal prosecutors after she helped them break up major drug deals in Puerto Rico and Colombia.
6ix9ine then showed his followers several photos in which Meek was spotted with Perez, arguing that this proof of Meek's hypocrisy.
"Meek Mill, you can't pick and choose who you want to call rats. This is public information ... Sir, you know," he said. "Ever since Nicki left you, you are a nobody ... Did you forget who you was? I forgot what Drake said, what did Drake say? 'Was that your tour or your girl's tour?'"
He then went on to Future, who recently shared an Instagram story that read: "I believe if u hang with a snitch u a snitch and deserve to die."
6ix9ine suggested Future, who has collaborated and toured with Meek, was a fraud who didn't "take care of your kids."
"You rap about molly, percs, all this shit, never got locked up for no drug offense. Ever," he said. "... You say, if you hang out with a rat, you're a rat. So what does that make you? 'Cause you hang out with these n***as."
He then slammed Future and Meek's ability to release a solo record that was hit, claiming they each needed Drake.
"Before I became a rat, I did it on my own. Think about that," he said, referring to his success prior to his prison sentence. "So if you're chilling with a rat makes you a rat ... you're a fucking rat."
He also doubled down on his snitching allegations against Snoop Dogg, and claimed the West Coast legend had contacted him via DM to "throw the white flag."
"For the two years I was locked up, you aired me out. I'm just replying," 6ix9ine said. "Wasn't it Snoop Dogg and Meek Mill who couldn't keep my dick outta their mouths?"
Before he could continue, Nicki hopped on Instagram Live to address the snitching issue. The Queen rapper said she respects those who abide by the street code, but agreed many rappers were hypocrites when it came to so-called rats.
"I feel street n***as have every right to feel how they want to feel about snitching because they live that life," Nicki said. "I feel rappers need to play it easy because everybody mingles and integrates with everybody, and if a top executive rat calls one of y'all unsigned rappers right now, y'all signing ... Let's be clear when we talk about rappers versus street n***as."
Nicki went on to say she and 6ix9ine are not "on the block," they're in the music business—just like many 6ix9ine critics.
"You rappers are in rooms all the time with people with sketchy pasts," she continued. "I'm not judging anybody ... I have so much respect for so many of these people ... [but] none of you n***as are from the block. If these n***a are still out there doing what they're doing and really living that life want to talk about it, I gotta respect it because they play by a different code ... But as far as rappers they gotta just play it easy, 'cause y'all know y'all bend the rules for certain people ... Talking 'bout snitches when there's snitches in your camp."
Nicki also told viewers there were "so many special things" she wanted to share, but had to keep things quiet for the time being. She then reminded everyone that a portion of the proceeds from "Trollz" were going to the The Bail Project, which provides bail relief to low-income individuals.
"We just want to make sure the protestors and everybody on the front lines ... we want you to know how much I respect the people out there protesting and lending their voices," she said. "And 20 percent of our proceeds will go to the Bail Out Fund ... Shout out to everybody, all the black lives, the innocent black people that've been killed senselessly. We hope that all you see your voices are so powerful."
The "Trollz" single and music video are out now.