6ix9ine Earns His First Certified Gold Song With ”Gummo”
6ix9ine‘s breakout single, “Gummo,” has officially gone gold. On Jan. 11, the folks at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the controversial Brooklyn rapper’s raucous track after it had moved the equivalent of 500,000 copies.
This marks 6ix9ine’s first gold certification. Featuring vicious, guttural yells and ferocious threats, the track, along with the ’round-the-way feel of the visual, is just about a perfect encapsulation of all that makes 6ix9ine so appealing. He’s been on the fast track to straight up stardom ever since the visual dropped back in October. This accolade arrives days after he dropped the video for his new track “Keke” featuring Fetty Wap and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie.
Accompanying 6ix9ine has been a steady stream of controversy. The rapper is currently facing one to three years in prison after pleading guilty to use of a child in a sexual performance after allegedly cupping a 13-year-old girl’s breast in a video.
On Thursday (Jan. 18), the rapper was rumored to have been shot and stabbed in The Bronx’s New York Expo Center at Yams Day 2018. He dismissed those claims in an Instagram Live session a short time later.
“For everybody that’s putting my name in that Yams Day situation, that had nothing to do with me,” he said late last night. “I’m perfectly fine. That had nothing to do with me. It’s crazy, you know what I’m saying, the amount of hate that just goes around in this world, man. Yams didn’t deserve that. It was a charity event, you know what I’m saying, for Yams’ family. That had nothing to do with me… I wasn’t in no fight. My hair is still laced, this perm. I got into no altercation… You can see my face. I wasn’t shot, I wasn’t stabbed. Stop making up stories…”
Check out the video for “Gummo” below. Peep a screenshot of 6ix9ine’s gold certification for “Gummo” beneath that.
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