The documentary’s reported objective is to highlight the rise and fall of 6ix9ine, a story that has captivated the attention of America. The documentary is inspired by journalist Stephen Witt’s January 2019 piece Rolling Stone feature Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip Hop Supervillain and is a co-production of Imagine Documentaries, Rolling Stone and Lightbox.
The three-part series will follow the story how a New York City deli clerk named Daniel Hernandez who eventually became known as the “artist” Tekashi 6ix9ine, a tattooed face social media personality who fluently spoke the Internet trolling language of millennials, with 2.6 billion streams and 15 hits on the Billboard charts.
6ix9ine is currently in jail and theoretically facing up to 47 years in federal prison. However, due to his non-stop, above & beyond snitching, the troll extraordinaire will presumably sentenced to “time-served.” In other words, he would be released upon being sentenced.
Showtime EVP of nonfiction programming Vinnie Malhotra states,
“The bizarre and complicated rise of Tekashi 6ix9ine is a story of our times…Beyond becoming one of the most notorious hip hop artists of this generation, his story speaks volumes of the impact of social media and manufactured celebrity in our society. We’re thrilled to be partnering with such heavy hitters in the world of music and documentary to bring SuperVillain to life.”