Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine scores No. 1 song, 'TROLLZ,' with Nicki Minaj after prison stint

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has achieved a major milestone within the music industry: a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tekashi -- real name Daniel Hernandez -- released the song "TROLLZ" with Nicki Minaj on June 12, and the song has hit No. 1, making it Hernandez's first and Minaj's second to do so, per Billboard.

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Hernandez, 24, has previously boasted two Top 10 songs: "FEFE" with Minaj, 37, and Murda Beatz back in 2018, and "Gooba," which debuted at No. 3 just last month.

Tekashi 6ix9ine (left) and Nicki Minaj, performers of 'TROLLZ.'

Tekashi 6ix9ine (left) and Nicki Minaj, performers of 'TROLLZ.' (Getty)

Minaj's also got her first No. 1 hit recently when she appeared on a remix of Doja Cat's "Say So." With the achievement, Minaj broke the record for most Hot 100 appearances without a No. 1 song, clocking in at 109 entries, 19 being in the top 10.

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The outlet also reports that the song had the highest weekly sales sum -- starting with 116,000 units -- since Taylor Swift's "Me!," which was released last year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hernandez was arrested on racketeering, weapons and drugs charges in 2018. A testimony against members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang and his cooperation with prosecutors helped him land a spot in a private prison for his own safety, as well leniency.

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He was released early from prison in April on account of the coronavirus. He will serve out the remainder of his sentence in his home.