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Tekashi 6ix9ine album briefly leaks via his own website

By | Published on Monday 26 November 2018

Tekashi 6ix9ine

The debut album from controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine – ‘Dummy Boy’ – briefly appeared for sale on his website over the weekend. Its official release was cancelled last week after the rapper was arrested on firearm and racketeering charges.

‘Dummy Boy’ was due to be released on Friday, but on Wednesday a statement on Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Instagram profile said that “due to circumstances beyond our control” the release had been postponed “until further notice”.

This came shortly after the rapper was told that he faces 32 years to life in prison if found guilty of the charges now on the table, which have seemingly resulted from a five-year investigation into the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, with which Hernandez has alleged links.

Despite the record being pulled, tracks from it reportedly started to appear online over the weekend, before the full album popped up on Tekashi 6ix9ine’s official website.

It was speculated that the latter move was an attempt to counteract the earlier leaks, although the album was then removed from the official site hours later. So it’s also possible that the album was released in error, although no official comment has yet been made.