Hip Hop’s original gangster Ice-T spent his formative years in South Central Los Angeles where street code was everything.
As he recently posted on Instagram, “I don’t F with people that F with people I don’t F with.” Essentially, loyalty is key. So it’s no surprise the gangsta rap vet has a few thoughts on Tekashi 6ix9ine and his “snitch” tendencies.
On Monday (May 18), after Snoop Dogg and 6ix9ine had already exchanged jabs on social media, the Law & Order: SVU star shared a meme featuring a clip from the 1995 film Casino where Joe Pesci — who plays Nicky Santoro — looks like he’s meeting with the feds. But instead of Pesci, 6ix9ine’s head is photoshopped on to his body.
In the background, actor Frank Vincent — who portrays Frank Marino — is sneaking up behind him with a baseball bat about to give him the beating of a lifetime.
Ice wrote in the caption, “No comment needed.”
6ix9ine earned the nickname “Snitch9ine” not long after his November 2018 arrest. During the trial of alleged Nine Trey Gangsta Blood members Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack and Anthony “Harv” Ellison last October, he admitted he’d agreed to cooperate with the federal government a day after he was taken into custody.
On the stand, he pointed the finger at Jim Jones and Cardi B for being affiliated with Nine Trey. His testimony helped convict Ellison and Mack on several felony charges and, in the process, save himself from going to prison for nearly 50 years.
As a result of his cooperation, 6ix9ine was given a significantly reduced sentence. Last month, he was granted a compassionate release after Judge Paul A. Engelmayer determined his asthmatic condition made him more susceptible to the coronavirus.
After making his rap comeback with “GOOBA” earlier this month, he’s currently at odds with Billboard over a charting dispute.
Check back later this week for HipHopDX’s exclusive interview with Ice-T.