Karam Gill, the director of the upcoming docuseries “Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine” has sounded off about the rapper…and what he has to say, isn’t good.
Karam went on to say that the Tekashi (Real alias Daniel Hernandez) is a “truly horrible human”.
Karam would elaborate with:
“We’re living in the era of manufactured celebrity, where people can create inauthentic online personas and rise to fame without any talent or morals…Tekashi’s story is exactly that—he’s someone who realized the power of having your own platform.”
He would continue:
“I think viewers will be shocked to realize how hyper calculated he is. Tekashi was someone who never did anything online on accident. Every click, word and action online was designed with care to spark a reaction. His understanding of how human beings operate on these platforms is incredible.”
Karam would then call Tekashi: “A truly horrible human being.”
Karam would state that he wanted to showcase the power of digital media:
“where we have seen pop culture figures, and even presidents, shape their own realities and manipulate us all through digital media”.
Tekashi’s Lance Lazzaro would come to the rapper’s defense, and tell PageSix that the representation given in the film is “the furthest from the truth.”
“Daniel Hernandez never was interviewed for [the documentary], and never participated,” he said. “It is interesting and almost unbelievable without ever having met the person…
how [the director] characterised him. It’s hard to fathom. No one can comment about his talent… and how he characterised him when he never met the person.”
Karam’s docuseries lands on Showtime on February 21.