Tekashi 6ix9ine’s rollercoaster life of fame and infamy will get a closer look in a new, three-part docuseries on Showtime.
“Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine” puts the social media sensation-turned-snitch under the microscope, chronicling his ascent to super stardom and stunning downfall to convicted felon.
“Superheroes always die,” the rainbow-haired rapper says in the trailer out Wednesday. “Villains never die. I wanna be a villain.”
The series, narrated by “Better Call Saul” star Giancarlo Esposito, is based on Stephen Witt’s feature for Rolling Stone, “Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain.”
Showtime’s “Supervillain” series debuts Feb. 21 at 10 p.m.
“Through the narrative spine of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s controversial artistry and personal demons, this bizarre and complicated story is in many ways the truest reflection of current times as it unpacks the life-shattering results of influence, impact of social media and the disturbing possibilities of a deeply connected world,” a press release touting the show said.
The 24-year-old former deli clerk from Bushwick, Brooklyn, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, hit big by uploading his mix tapes to YouTube and Soundcloud, drawing a massive following with his aggressive rap style and flamboyant style.
“Superheroes always die,” Tekashi 6ix9ine says in the trailer out Wednesday. “Villains never die. I wanna be a villain.”Sean Nemeh/SplashNews.com
But his high-flying lifestyle came crashing down in 2018 with his arrest on gang-related charges — ultimately culminating with Tekashi flipping on his fellow Nine Trey Gangsta Blood gang members and testifying against them.
His deal with feds earned him a two-year prison sentence — a wrist slap compared to the decades he had originally faced on racketeering and other charges.
Tekashi was released early last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic and went straight back to work, with his hit “GOOBA” breaking YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span.
The video — which features booty-shaking babes covered in rainbow paint — now has more than 675 million views.