Here's Why Tekashi 6ix9ine Was Banned From Saying 'Tr3yway' On His 'DUMMY BOY' Album
28 November 2018, 11:26
The 22-year-old rapper released his new album 'DUMMY BOY' this week after it leaked online following his recent racketeering arrest. 6ix9ine is currently in jail, and is facing a life sentence for his crimes.
The 22-year-old rapper is currently incarcerated after being arrested on RICO charges following an investigation by the FBI, alongside his former manager and two affiliates.
Days before his arrest, 6ix9ine - real name Daniel Hernandez - cut ties from his former Tr3yway crew. Before this, the rapper frequently referenced Tr3yway in his music.
However, fans soon noticed that there were no mentions of the crew in 'DUMMY BOY', with the exception of the previously released 'FEFE'.
why in certain songs 6ix9ine didn’t say Treyway??? 🤔🤔— mia (@Miathejawnlynn) November 27, 2018
6ix9ine trolling not being able to say “treyway” at the end of his songs has me sooo dead— Aidan Cruz (@AidanCruzBJJ) November 27, 2018
69 sidestepping saying treyway on dummy boy is too funny— aaron (@aaronbass11) November 27, 2018
6ix9ine Dummoy Album got me dead every time they stop em from saying Treyway 😂— Suga Shane (@shanejdclarke) November 27, 2018
While it may seem like the rapper is throwing shade at his former crew by avoiding their name - and often in a mocking way - there's a more official reason as to why he's doing so.
In light of the current legal situation surrounding 6ix9ine and his former affiliates, the rapper is legally prohibited from mentioning Tr3yway after a judge banned him from associating with any gangs back in October.
The ban also covers the use of the word 'Tre3way' - another name for the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang - in his songs. Meanwhile, Tekashi has pleaded “not guilty” to all of the federal charges against him and will face a trial in September 2019.