6ix9ine Calls XXXTentacion a Friend, Honors X During Performance
"I wanna thank God for giving me the opportunity to come sing for you guys," 6ix9ine said at the 10 minute-mark of the YouTube video below. "A lot of people don't get the opportunity. They don't have life...One of my friends died back in 2018. And at all my shows, I wanna keep his name alive. Because it matters to me. It matters to America. It matters to the world. Do you guys know XXXTentacion? Before he died, he messaged me and said, ‘Don’t let your guard down and be safe and I love you.’”
"As an artist, he was a competition of mine. A great one," 6ix9ine continued. "The best one. For that, I'm always going to keep his name alive."
Three men, Rafael Medina, Jr., Octavious Medina and Anthony Maldonado, have been arrested in connection to the rapper's attack and charged with robbery and assault. Police recently dropped charges against Anthony Maldonado.