Rapper Tekashi69 won’t be getting paid after starring in an anti-abuse commercial for a New York sex shop.
As a part of the anti-domestic abuse campaign, the Brooklyn rapper made a deal with a hometown sex shop to appear in several videos that will air in the shop’s various locations around the city. The rapper’s intentions were to promote domestic violence awareness on behalf of the shop, Romantic Depot.
The Blast reports Romantic Depot CEO Glen explained #6ix9ine stopped by the store and expressed his interests in working with the store to promote the campaign. Glen said the rapper was “very humble when he came in” and gave them full support. In exchange, Glen says the rapper wanted nothing in return and gave Glen full permission to use his likeness. Glen says Tekashi was excited to be a part of the battle against domestic abuse.
In the commercial you can see Tekashi discussing the mistakes he’s made in his life. “When I was younger I used to make a lot of stupid mistakes, but I’m ready to learn more,” 6ix9ine said in the commercial for the campaign.
While the store did air the commercial for a brief running, Glen says customers did voice their opposition to having Tekashi speak on his fight against domestic abuse, mentioning the 22-year-old’s own domestic abuse allegations. However, Glen says most of the reactions were positive.
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