On "Gotti," 6ix9ine soars over colorful, shimmering synths and trades in his usual raucous flow for a more melodic sound as he raps about grinding so his family and friends can live comfortably now that he's attained so much success. "I pray to God that my n---as gon' eat/ I pray to God that my family gon' see/ Prayin' that the lord take a chance with me/ Wouldn't come when I was up."
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The song arrives just a day after news broke that the rapper may be facing prison time for failing his required GED test, a stipulation of his plea deal. In an Instagram live stream, 6ix9ine asked fans to "pray for me and be with me while I go through this." To heighten speculation more, 6ix9ine's management team wrote, "MANAGEMENT: TEKASHI WONT BE BACK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE" on the post announcing his new single "Gotti," leading fans puzzled.