The face-tattooed, rainbow-haired hip-hop star Tekashi 6ix9ine might've been on your TV screen earlier this week, when the first episode of his Showtime documentary series Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine premiered on Sunday, but he wasn't on your Instagram feed from September to January.
6ix9ine didn't release new music during that span of time either, since dropping his sophomore album TattleTales on Sept. 4, 2020. The "Trollz" rapper took to Instagram, which he returned to earlier in February, on Wednesday (Feb. 24) to dispel any rumors about his hiatus and to reveal his physical transformation, which included losing 60 pounds and gaining more rainbow "69" ink to cover both of his arms as well as a beard.
"Hey guysss.......... SO the real reason I LEFT Instagram and MUSIC for 6 months is because in September I was the biggest I ever got .. I weighed 204 pounds and I was kinda going through a lot in life and I was just constantly eating and eating," he wrote. "I told myself to put the music to the side and focus on myself and here I am today 60 pounds lighter at 140 ..."