6ix9ine Calls Out Fivio Foreign After Fivi Defines ‘King of New York’ Title
6ix9ine continues to come at Fivio Foreign after clowning on him for the first-week sales projection for his debut album, B.I.B.L.E. This time, he's taken heavy exception with Fivi calling himself the new King of New York.
On Sunday (April 18), Fivio Foreign hit up Instagram Live with a video that appeared to be in direct response to 6ix9ine's recent jokes. Tekashi took aim at the fact that the Brooklyn drill rapper's album sales were projected to underperform. Ultimately, B.I.B.L.E. reached the equivalent of 29,000 sales in the first week of its release.
In the video, Fivi presented his definition of what being considered the King of New York means to him.
"If numbers and things like that and views and all that determined the King of New York, then guess what, you know who would be the King of New York? Hov would be the King of New York," the "City of Gods" MC said. "Niggas like Biggie Smalls would be the King of New York. Niggas like that. But guess what? Numbers don't determine the King of New York."
He continued: "You know what determines the King of New York? How many people want to follow you, how many people want to wear they hairstyle like you, how many people want to be around you, how much people fuck with you. You know what I'm saying? The kingdom gotta fuck with you in order for you to be the king, nigga."
Fast-forward to the 1:35-mark in the video below to watch Fivio give his definition of what it means to be the King of New York.
At that point, even though he didn't call out 6ix9ine by name, Fivio said something that many social media users perceived as a subliminal shot at Tekashi's widely publicized past of being a police informant. He basically called the "GUMMO" rapper a rat.
"After I do this, I go home and I feed my cats," said the self-proclaimed King of New York. "You know what cats eat? Mice."
6ix9ine also seems to believe that Fivio's statements were aimed at him too because shortly after Fivio hit up IG Live, Tekashi responded with an Instagram Story that was not-so-subliminal. He took the B.I.B.L.E. spitter to task, claiming that he was never truly down with Pop Smoke's Woo Gang and that he was simply riding on the coattails of the late rapper and his crew.
"Fivio was never Woo," wrote 6ix9ine. "Got around JayDee and rode the wave."
He continued to call out Fivi in his IG Story by implying that the "What's My Name" rapper left his friend OMB JayDee stranded in jail even though Tekashi believes that he had plenty of money to cover JayDee's bail.
"How you leave ya Day1 behind and everyone on after 'Big Drip,'" Tekashi wrote. "You had the money to bail JayDee out the whole time. You not official u left him there, bum-ass nigga. You think because bro don't got a big platform nobody gonna know? You dirty."
That's when Fivio Foreign hit up his IG Story one last time to address 6ix9ine's trolling. Fivi called out Tekashi, claiming that everything he's ever said is a lie and at the same time, apologized to his fans for even entertaining 6ix9ine's trolling ways.
"And this is why I don't respond to these lame ass weirdo clout chase'n niggas," wrote Fivio. "Yu could buy YouTube views but you can't buy chart positions. Everything this kid has ever said has been lie and everything else is gon b a lie. I apologize to the real 1's out there that's mad I'm entertaining this shit but most fans kno. What's really going on in NY."
Outside of the ongoing "King of New York" conversation, Fivi is doubling down on his opinion that New York still reigns supreme when it comes to the rap game. In a recent interview on the Big Homies House podcast, which dropped on Sunday (April 17), the leader of New York's drill scene went as far as to say that New York is more relevant than even Atlanta when it comes to the current state of hip-hop.
When asked which city holds the most relevancy when it comes to music, FivIo said, "You gotta think about it. New York got the newest genre, drill music, you know what I'm saying, that's coming out right now. The fastest-growing genre in the world."
"I feel like New York is the most relevant question about music right now," he continued. "A lot of people would say Atlanta, but I feel like Atlanta had what Altanta had. You know what I'm saying? That's the thing, right? Niggas know Atlanta, right? So you already know what to expect. But as far as like, what's fresh, what's new to the world, like this drill music shit is a couple years old. Like, niggas was doing Atlanta music for how long?"
The latest back-and-forth between Fivio Foreign and 6ix9ine comes just a few days after Tekashi originally began poking fun at Fivi's first-week album sales projection.
Watch Fivio's interview on the Big Homies House podcast below. Fast-forward to the 15:12-mark to hear him speak on the state of New York rap.