SLUMSMAG STAFF: Greg Lewis
The release of Tekashi 69’s debut album, Dummy Boy , has reportedly been postponed as a result of his recent arrest.
According to Uproxx, DJ Akademiks 69’s former manager announced on Twitter that the album would not be released November 23 as originally planned, instead being postponed indefinitely. It was Akademiks who initially broke the news of the arrest due to his ties with Tekashi, so this report has a pretty reasonable chance of being legitimate, although the final decision ultimately rests with Tekashi’s label TenThousand Projects.
“6ix9ine’s ‘DUMMY BOY’ album will NOT be released on Friday (11/23),” he wrote. “The album release has been postponed till further notice.” Tekashi shared a teaser tracklist to social media just two days — the day of his arrest — that held features from A Boogie, Bobby Shmurda, Gunna, Kanye West, Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, and Tory Lanez. With Tekashi 69 currently locked up, it would be extremely difficult to continue the album’s promotional run — for instance, Tekashi would be unavailable for any video shoots outside of the existing “Stoopid” with Bobby Shmurda (who was also unavailable for that shoot, since he’s also in prison for pretty much the same thing Tekashi is in trouble for now) and “Fefe” with Nicki Minaj.
Tekashi is already facing mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
I’m not sure if 69 fans’s can take anymore let downs.