Tekashi 69 sued for stealing tattoo artist’s name and ruining his life

Hip-hop’s biggest villain is back in the news. Tekashi 69 is accused of taking the name of a Japanese tattoo artist and calling him a heroin addict!

Tekashi 69 is pursued by the man who inspired his infamous name.

The Brooklyn rapper has publicly stated that he took his name from a Japanese tattoo artist named Takashi Matsuba.

But in an interview on Showtime, he said his namesake was a heroin addict – so cool, right?

Definitely wrong… on so many levels.

First: heroin as a drug is a bad kid.

Second: The original Takashi says he’s not on the horse and goes after anyone who helped perpetuate this lie and “created confusion and the false perception that” the two were still cool.

Takashi says: “[the] The defendant Hernandez is a convicted violent felon who served time in prison, and on information and belief was also convicted of sexual misconduct with a minor.

“This action also asserts a claim for libel arising from the fact that the defendants formulated and disseminated the absolutely false and defamatory accusation that the plaintiff is a heroin addict,” he added. the lawsuit alleges.

This is demonstrated in Showtimes’ Supervillain: The making of Tekashi 6ix9ine.


During a scene where rapper “GOOBA” tells his story, he says, “There was this tattoo artist named Takashi from our neighborhood. And he was this heroin addict. He made heroin to create. He has it. made to put himself in his little world. He did it to be himself. And that’s where I got the name Tekashi. And that’s what I am.

Takashi denies it and believes that this association with the rapper has kept him from finding work.

His lawyer intervenes on this point, “tattooing requires the use of needles, and heroin is linked in the public’s mind to hypodermic needles”.


The artist asks to help him restore his name and reputation.

He submitted for Showtime to edit the images and for Hulu, which produced another doc on the rainbow haired artist that also mentions him titled 69: The saga of Danny Hernandez, will do the same.

This story is developing.

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