Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “Gooba” music video was yanked from YouTube, but now it’s back up and the Kenyan producer who made the complain is speaking.
Tekashi 6ix9ine might be on the verge of suffering the biggest L since his release from prison. In what appears to be a bizarre move from YouTube, the music video that has already garnered over 270 million views was removed due to a copyright complaint by Kenyan producer, Magix Enga. Interestingly, the lyric video was not removed. 69’s team acted quickly and likely filed an appeal to YouTube and managed to get the video back online. Nevertheless, during the couple of hours, it was taken down for, the rapper likely lost revenue and thousands of views.
Just last week, producer Magix Enga blast Tekashi 6ix9ine in a rant on IG saying, “Don’t sample my Beats Biggest song Delete By Magix Enga.” It appears that the two sides were able to reach an agreement behind the scenes, but the rainbow-haired rapper never publicly addressed the copyright claims. In a new statement on YouTube, Magix Enga says he loves Tekashi 6ix9ine music and says it was his decision to put the video back on YouTube.
“Was My decision to put that song back on YouTube give thanks and move on Youtube can’t lie,” Enga wrote. “Let forgive you bro @6ix9ine Your Gooba song is now on YouTube Respect Kenyan Beat King #magixenga.”
However, he did spark a beef with Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber when he accused them of buying their way getting a number one song on Billboard. The pop stars, as well as Billboard, strongly pushback against 69’s claims.
For a moment, it seems hip hop’s newest supervillain was invincible while collecting all sorts of Ws since his released from prison two months ago, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did his first post-prison single break the single-day YouTube record, but it also debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart. Tekashi also managed to break the Instagram Live record for most people on a Live at the same time when over 2 million people tuned into his first IG Live session. His record has since been broken, but it was a huge W for him and proves that he still has millions of fans following his career despite committing the most egregious sin in rap, snitching.
YouTube removing his “Gooba” video was shaping up to be his first major L since leaving prison, but for now, he survives.