Funk Flex has promised to start putting 6ix9ine’s music back into his rotation as a result of the “trend” of rappers copping plea deals.
Flex’s point was made in relation to a recent Instagram post from the rainbow-haired rapper, which saw him catching some Z’s on a private jet while snuggling up with a lap full of money.
6ix9ine’s caption detailed his exact arrival time in New Jersey and said the only person he’d be arriving with was his 140-pound cameraman. Other posts on his Instagram carousel saw 6ix9ine flexing some expensive cars as well.
“On my way to New York. I got a million dollars on me and on my mother I’m by myself here’s what the jet lady texted me I copy and pasted it,” he wrote. “Arriving:6:45PM. Airport: signature flight. 1 Airport Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960. Well I’m with the kid who recorded this video but he’s like 5’4 140 solid I swear.”
The caption seemed to imply that anyone who wanted to show up and confront the “FEFE” lyricist at the airport was free to do so, but dozens of commenters reminded the “FeFe” rapper of how dangerous this was, including his close friend and supporter Akademiks, who merely wrote this was a “bad idea.”
Flex reshared the controversial video to his own Instagram and asked the public for their opinion on whether he should resume playing 6ix9ine’s music since it was cool to cooperate with federal authorities, just as the Crown Heights rapper did in 2020 to convict numerous members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“WHAT EVERYONES OPINION? FOR ME,” Flex wrote. IM NO LONGER NOT “NOT” PLAYING 6IX 9INE MUSIC ANYMORE! (SPEAKING FOR MYSELF ONLY). OBVIOUSLY ACCORDING TO REPORTS… THE TREND AMONGST ALOT OF CURRENT RAPPERS (SINCE AND BEFORE 6IX 9INE) CONSIST OF COOPERATING AND TESTIFYING!
He continued, “(BE CLEAR… MANY OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT… DONT LET ME CALL NAMES).”
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Flex was likely referring to the ongoing YSL RICO case, which in recent weeks has seen members copping plea deals. Flex’s reaction comes after a seventh and eighth YSL affiliate reached a plea deal to secure their release from jail.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Antonio Sledge was granted 15 years probation in December after pleading guilty to conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Sledge, who goes by Mounk Tounk, agreed to testify at next month’s trial if asked to do so, but was given the option to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights.
Then on December 29, Law & Crime Network‘s Cathy Russon reported that Trontavious Stephens, who also goes by “Tick” and “Slug,” appeared in court to plead guilty to racketeering. He was sentenced to 10 years behind bars, but was credited with two years for time served with the remaining eight converted to probation, resulting in his imminent release from prison.
Stephens agreed to testify at trial and won’t be able to invoke his Fifth Amendment rights on the stand. He admitted he was a founding member of YSL (Young Slime Life) and that it was a gang, as well as recognized a pair of arrests with one involving the robbery of a woman.
While 6ix9ine has been quiet on the music front, he’s spent most of his free time keeping close tabs on the ongoing case, and has been relentless in his trolling of Gunna after the “Drip Too Hard” rapper also copped a plea deal in December.
The Brooklyn native took to Instagram earlier in January to call out Gunna for referring to YSL as a label after acknowledging it was a “gang” as part of his guilty plea.
“In court you said it was a gang here on IG u saying the label,” he commented on Gunna’s social media post supporting Young Thug and YSL. “Lol u can’t make this shit up.”