Tekashi 6ix9ine is scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday (December 18). With his potential release looming, The Breakfast Club discussed the possibility of interviewing him once he’s a free man.
During a segment on the radio show, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God explained why they want to stay away from the potential media circus after being approached to interview 6ix9ine.
“I feel like he used his gang affiliation to benefit himself,” Envy said. “First, he came out, he was allegedly a Crip, then he was allegedly a Blood, and he was talking crazy online for clout and for people to stream his music and it worked.”
He continued, “When that backfired, then you decided to tell on everyone that you was just riding on. All those hits that you allegedly did, that didn’t work for you. So what do you do, you turn on everybody? You get released and you’re rewarded for it? I just don’t necessarily think it’s a message that I wanna do.”
Charlamagne agreed with Envy and didn’t want to be attached to the embattled rapper after his legal drama.
“Would it be entertaining? I’m sure it would be,” he said. “But I think it could absolutely send the wrong message. There’s a lot of misinformation in that 6ix9ine situation. It doesn’t feel like there’s been any accountability on his part and it would be irresponsible of us to empower that dysfunction.”
Angela Yee didn’t give her take, but she did provide an alternative viewpoint suggesting 6ix9ine could be a changed man after spending time behind bars.
“What about if there is a story of redemption here?” she asked. “What about if there is a lesson to be learned for people? We don’t know what it is yet.”
6ix9ine’s last two trips to The Breakfast Club were wildly successful and garnered over 30 million views on YouTube. But the show’s hosts chose to reject the interview — for now — and the potential views because of the message it could send to their listeners.