During a recent interview on Power 105.1 in New York with Angie Martinez Tekashi69 revealed that he prays to The Alighty--- and often.
Fresh off of an international tour last week the 22-year-old rapper was kidnapped, beaten and robbed in his native borough of Brooklyn and, based on his version of the story, escaped to live another day to tell us the details. He chronicles the chilling event explaining that when the perpetrators left him alone bloody in the backseat of a car…he started talking to God. ‘You’re the only one that can get me out of this.’
Although he notes he has a reputation for ‘trolling’ the internet by disrespecting countless people including some with what previously seemed like worthy reputations and ‘beefing’ with too many heads in the industry to count, he shares that he has a personal relationship with God.
"I pray a lot, I always thank God for good situations. Every time there’s a good situation there’s a cell in my brain that says, ‘Say Thank You to God’….Before I blew up for a year and a half, 400 and something days–I literally prayed everyday while walking my dog Titus. I would pray everyday, God please change my life…God please change my life, I’m a good kid. Please change my life. I got a baby I can’t even buy her pampers…please change my life, please change my life–and then ‘Gummo’ came and life changed. And then I was like damn, God is real. I knew if I prayed everyday it would work because God is real. And my life has changed."
Skip to the 28:00 mark to catch this portion of the interview.