Back in June, Akon posted a video to social media of him in the studio with Tekashi 6ix9ine. They were creating the sequel for Akon’s 2004 breakout hit single, “Locked Up.” Many didn’t like the idea of 6ix9ine being on this due to him being labeled as a snitch for doing so in court against the Nine Trey Bloods last September. This came in the middle of his racketeering case and being investigated for crimes committed with Nine Trey in New York.
Akon recently appeared in an interview with Ak and Barak on SiriusXM Radio and defended him collaborating with 6ix9ine. He believes that the Brooklyn rapper didn’t get to tell his whole side of the story even though he explained that Nine Trey kidnapped him in his hometown in the summer of 2018.
“When you’re black and hispanic, we only field each other when something is f**ked up and then people get behind that and add more gasoline to it,” Akon explained.
“But not everybody sits around and listens to both sides of the story and understands the mind of the person being attacked,” added Akon. “And when it comes to Tekashi, there was his story, their story and the truth, but nobody ever heard Tekashi’s side.”
As far as the snitching incident goes, Akon explained that 80% of people in jail or prison are snitches or they’re actually working with police.
“If you’ve ever been locked up and you understand what its like to be behind bars, if you understand the environment of a prison system or a jail system, you would know that more than 80% of the people locked up in jail are snitches. And if they ain’t, they’re definitely already cooperating with the police or the feds as we speak.”
“As for how they did it, or why they did it, its really irrelevant once you’re in the situation. The point is how do you actually come out of it.”
6ix9ine and Akon have since posted videos of them landing in Los Angeles yesterday. It appears that the two are shooting the music video for Locked Up 2. They were see walking past the Santa Monica pier as fans were waving and wanted photos with the two as they walked near the beach.
6ix9ine was initially released from prison in April due to coronavirus concerns. He remained on house arrest until a week and a half ago as he finally became a free man. He was sentence to two years in prison in December but was given credit for time served. 6ix9ine has since walked around New York City and shown fans love everywhere he goes. He is recovering from a broken wrist though as this week, he took a hard fall at his home as a result of tripping over his dog late at night.