The director of Hulu’s new “69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez” says that the quest for online “likes” and clout turned the rapper “into a monster.”
The star — known as Tekashi 6ix9ine — was arrested in 2018 on racketeering, weapons and drug charges, and in 2019 pleaded guilty to nine charges, including conspiracy to commit murder and armed robbery.
But director Vikram Gandhi told Page Six of Tekashi, “I see a young man who was intelligent, smart and had huge insight into how to make himself famous . . . he got so caught up in the monster he created.”
The doc follows Tekashi from when he was a kid working in a Bushwick bodega and sees him transform into a rainbow-haired rapper blowing up the Internet.
“Danny invented a character of Tekashi 6ix9ine with a criminal mindset, shock value, a nihilistic way of looking at the world,” Gandhi told us. “He created the ultimate troll that could access young people and trigger everybody emotionally.”
Tekashi was released from federal prison in April due to COVID.
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