Tekashi 6ix9ine documentary director calls controversial rapper a ‘horrible human being’

Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine
Tekashi 6ix9ine has been described as a ‘truly horrible’ person by the director of a new docuseries about him (Picture: Shareif Ziyadat/WireImage)

Director Karam Gill has admitted he thinks Tekashi 6ix9ine is a ‘horrible human being’ ahead of his upcoming docuseries about the controversy rapper.

The filmmaker has become an expert of sorts after delving into the musician’s life and career for Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine, and he does not appear to have been impressed by what he discovered.

Gill didn’t hold back when asked what he thought about the headline-making musician – real name Daniel Hernandez – in a new interview.

Speaking to Page Six, Gill stated: ‘I think viewers will be shocked to realize how hyper-calculated the rapper is.

‘Tekashi was someone who never did anything online on accident. Every click, word, and action online was designed with care to spark a reaction.’

The director admitted that he didn’t get to meet the rapper in person, but was able to make a judgement based on the vast amount of material he looked at and worked with.

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Karam Gill directed Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine (Picture: Department of Justice)

He continued: ‘The public and media hates him because he is truly a horrible human being who has done terrible things.

‘And from an overall perspective, he loves to instigate and aggravate which is something that naturally sparks a reaction.’

Gill explained he had been hesitant to work on the project, which uses interviews from unreleased post-prison tapes acquired by his production team.

Tekashi 69, Daniel Hernandez, celebrates his resentencing at court
The docuseries documents the rapper’s rise to fame amid legal issues (Picture: JB NICHOLAS / SplashNews.com)

He felt the rapper was ‘a toxic individual in our culture’ but then felt it was ‘extremely important’ to highlight how 6ix9ine managed to get his rise to fame.

‘We’re living in the era of manufactured celebrity, where people can create inauthentic online personas and rise to fame without any talent or morals,’ he explained. ‘Tekashi’s story is exactly that — he’s someone who realized the power of having your own platform.’

Tekashi’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro hit back to the publication as he said: ‘It’s the furthest thing from the truth. Danny’s talent speaks for itself, and Danny is a good human being.”

‘Daniel Hernandez never was interviewed for [the docuseries], and never participated. It is interesting and almost unbelievable without ever having met the person… how [the director] characterised him.’

He continued: ‘It’s hard to fathom. No one can comment about his talent… and how he characterised him when he never met the person.’

The three-part series Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine premieres on Showtime on February 21 in the US.

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