AceShowbiz - Tekashi69 a.k.a. 6ix9ine is honoring the Black Lives Matter movement by postponing the release of his new song. The rapper has announced that his new single, which was originally slated to arrive on May 22, has been pushed back to Friday, June 12 out of respect for the nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.
The New York City artist took to his Instagram page on Wednesday, June 3 to announce the delay. "Music video will be pushed back again to June 12th," he wrote on a plain black background, adding, "Out of respect for what we are going through right now."
He added in the caption, "It's not the time for a music video right now with everything going on in the world. It will be extremely selfish," before assuring fans that it will finally arrive "JUNE 12TH NEXT FRIDAY."
The track had been previously postponed twice. In late May, he announced that the song was pushed back another week to this coming Friday, June 5. At that time, he explained that the reason of the delay was simply because the music video was not ready yet.
As with his previous release, details of the new song are still kept under wraps. 6ix9ine has not announced the new single, though he has opened a contest to let fan decide the title of the song. It's additionally reported that the song will feature Nicki Minaj.
"I'm hearing that @6ix9ine has a new track with @NICKIMINAJ coming out soon - Let us wait," Power 105.1 radio jock Honey German tweeted last month. The "Anaconda" hitmaker reportedly flew to New York to film the music video at 6ix9ine's home.
Meanwhile, the "FEFE" hitmaker has been boasting that his new song will break the internet. "NEXT VIDEO WILL BREAK THE INTERNET IM PUSHING IT BACK TILL NEXT FRIDAY MAY 29TH," he posted on Instagram before postponing the song for the second time.
6ix9ine's first post-prison song "Gooba" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending May 23 and its music video broke Eminem's YouTube record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour period after it was released on May 8.