Tekashi 6ix9ine Sued By Japanese Tattoo Artist Of Comparable Title, Says Rapper Falsely Accused Him Of Utilizing Heroin & Is Damaging His Status
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s days in court docket are nonetheless going robust.
The controversial rapper is being sued by Japanese tattoo artist Takashi Matsuba, who filed paperwork in New York.
He alleged Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez) is damaging his popularity and “has created confusion and the false public notion that” he and the rapper are associates, which he makes clear they’re not.
He identified their first names are the identical, apart from one letter.
He additionally referenced the Hulu documentary 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez the place his title, Takashi Matsuba is displayed on the display screen.
The director is then heard alleging,
“Peter’s roommate, a Japanese tattoo artist named Takashi would encourage Danny’s new persona, Tekashi69.”
Takashi Matsuba went on to name out Showtime, alleging the community’s Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine documentary defamed him when it was launched in March.
Tekashi says in that documentary that Matsuba was hooked on heroin.
“There was this tattoo artist named Takashi from our neighborhood. And he was this heroin addict. He did heroin to create. He did it to get himself in his little world. He did it to be himself. And that’s the place I received the title Tekashi from. And that’s who I’m.”
Matsuba says it is a lie as he’s by no means even used heroin earlier than.
He stated the assertion is dangerous to his enterprise as a tattoo artist as a result of
“tattooing requires using needles, and heroin is related within the public’s thoughts with hypodermic needles.”
He claimed in his court docket paperwork that he urged his title, likeness, and picture to be faraway from the Hulu undertaking, however alleges the streaming platform received’t comply. He’s suing for an unspecified quantity in damages.
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