The team who booked Tekashi69's now-defunct tour says the hip-hop star has it all wrong with claims they were ripping him off, and explain that he just doesn't understand how the music business works.
Sources close to the booking agents tell The Blast they did not scam the rapper when booking his U.S. tour.
The "Gummo" rapper canceled his tour earlier this week and said he fired his whole team. He also went on "The Breakfast Club" and claimed that he was only getting a few hundred thousand dollars out of a pot of $3.5 million. 6ix9ine said when he refused to take the stage, he was threatened with possible harm being brought on his mother.
We're told the booking agents made it clear that nobody threatened Tekashi or his mother, and claim that all business done was above-board. As for the money, sources involved in the negotiations tell us Tekashi does not understand how fees and expenses work when organizing a nationwide tour.
Our sources say the normal percentages were divided up for all the people working tirelessly to organize the tour, including managers, crew, equipment and LOTS of security. We're told the cut Tekashi was to receive was "very standard."
Our source insisted one of the big issues with money was that Tekashi apparently has a hard time understanding numbers, even when it comes to counting his own stacks of cash.
Interestingly, the same company previously booked all of Tekashi's European tour, which was a success, and every concert he has performed since June. The team has also worked with big talent, like Fetty Wap. We're told the rapper's team believes he is not fully grasping the actual business side of the Biz.
We're also told the booking agents and organizers of the tour don't appreciate Tekashi trashing them in the media, and it's possible legal action will be taken over the damages.