6ix9ine hinted at retiring from rap earlier this week on Instagram, saying he's "accomplished everything i dreamed of in five months," and then wiped his Instagram account clean. However, amid the controversial rapper's current court issues, he returned Tuesday (April 10) with his newest single "Gotti" to hold fans over until he makes his official return.
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.