Just a few days after he threw accusations against Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, Tekashi 6ix9ine announced that he will release new music soon. The recently freed from prison rapper also vowed that his upcoming song will break the internet.
Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, took to Instagram to announce the release date for the follow-up to his hit song, "Gooba." He shared a photo of himself holding a kitten in each hand while informing his fans that he will drop a new song on May 29.
He said his upcoming track will break the record that he also set when he released "Gooba" on May 8. The music video for the song broke YouTube's existing record for the most views of a hip-hop video in its first 24 hours.
The MV recorded 43 million views on its first day, the highest in YouTube history for a hip-hop song. The record was previously held by Eminem for his song, "Killshot," in 2018 which amassed 38.1 million views in 24 hours on the video-sharing platform. As of writing, the "Gooba" music video has over 213 million views on YouTube.
Tekashi 6ix9ine's announcement came after he alleged that the No. 1 spot on Billboard charts could be bought. He also accused Bieber and Grande of cheating to secure the top spot in Billboard Hot 100.
When the ranking site released its latest Hot 100 list on May 18, Justin and Ari's collaborative charity single, "Stuck With You" took the top spot. Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj's "Say So" was at No. 2, leaving Tekashi's "Gooba" in the third spot.
Tekashi then accused Grande and Bieber's team of using six credit cards to buy tens of thousands copies of their song. In his video posted on IG earlier this week, the rapper claimed there was a significant spike in units sold for "Stuck With U" on May 14 - the final day of the tracking week - and claimed that half of the 60,000 units sold were purchased with only six credit cards.
The duo, however, denied the allegation. Bieber responded to the rapper's accusation in a statement posted on his Instagram story.
The "Yummy" singer stressed that the 60,000 units that 6ix9ine is questioning came at the end of the tracking week because they intentionally did not disclose the number until the end of the week. Justin added that Billboard's rule is clear that one credit card can only buy a maximum of copies.
Billboard likewise released a statement revealing the respective sales for "Stuck With U" and "Gooba." According to Billboard, Justin and Ariana's song garnered 28.1 million US streams, 26.3 million radio airplay audience, and 108,000 sales all within the tracking week. In comparison, 6ix9ine's "Gooba" raked in 55.3 million streams in the U.S. 172,000 in radio airplay, and 24,000 sales.