AceShowbiz - 6ix9ine's recent claim to "break the internet" with his upcoming music might not be an exaggeration. The "FEFE" hitmaker is reported to be prepping a collaboration with one of today's top hip-hop artists, Nicki Minaj, while he's serving home confinement.
According to MTO News, the top secret project is done, with the "Starships" raptress having "already recorded her part" in Los Angeles and "Tekashi did his part" in New York. A source reportedly close to the Trinidad and Tobago-born femcee additionally tells the site that Nicki is traveling to New York to film a video for the new song this coming weekend.
Should the report of the Nicki duet be true, it will mark 6ix9ine's first collaboration with any artist since his early release from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic. The "Anaconda" hitmaker, meanwhile, recently earned her first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with Doja Cat's "Say So (Remix)" which features her.
Earlier on Thursday, May 21, 6ix9ine told his fans that he intended to cause an even bigger stir with his next music video, following the release of his first post-prison song, "Gooba". The 24-year-old star posted on Instagram along with a picture of him holding two kittens, "NEXT VIDEO WILL BREAK THE INTERNET IM PUSHING IT BACK TILL NEXT FRIDAY MAY 29TH."
"Gooba" music video broke Eminem's YouTube record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour period after it was released on May 8. He, however, was not pleased with the song's chart performance, accusing Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Billboard of chart manipulation after the two singers' duet "Stuck With U" reached No. 1 and his debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 23.
Ariana and Justin have denied the allegation, with Billboard responding to the rapper's "six credit cards" claim. "Billboard and Nielsen Music/MRC Data conducts audits on all sales reported with access to purchase-level detail, and works with data partners to recognize excessive bulk purchases and remove those units from the final sales total. All titles this week, as in every week, were put under the same scrutiny," Billboard stated.