Today in your hip-hop news drama, rapper 6ix9ine (you know, the rapper with the rainbow raspa-lookin' hair) is scheduled to play a show at Bar 23 Thursday night, but many people are not stoked about his arrival in the Alamo City. Especially upset are acclaimed members of violent San Antonio gang Tango Orejon, a branch of the Tango Blast prison gang. In a YouTube video uploaded this past weekend, the alleged gang members expressed their disapproval and made it clear that if the rapper plays the show, he'll be met with "penitentiary rules."
The alleged gang members claim he is banned on account of the rapper’s sexual performance conviction including a child. In February 2015, the New York rapper was recorded groping a naked 13-year-old girl and later pleaded guilty to a felony use of a child in a sexual performance charge that was brought against him following the incident, according to Jezebel.
What’s also interesting is that Bar 23 has advertised the concert as an "all age[s]" event in a Facebook post, which comes across as a little tone-deaf considering the rapper pleaded guilty to groping a young girl.
The Walzem bar posted on their Facebook Wednesday that "extra law enforcement" would be at the bar and to "not miss out." It doesn’t appear like the rapper is canceling his show.
6ix9ine's slated performance Thursday comes just a day after he was involved in a brawl at Los Angeles Airport involving at least 7 people, which spilled over into LAX traffic:
According to a report by the San Antonio Express-News, the San Antonio Police Department is aware of the video and are "will respond accordingly." The department didn't didn't lay out an specifics on what exactly that would include.