Hype House members delete "disgusting" videos with rapper 6ix9ine after being called out
10 September 2020, 15:44
Olivia Ponton, Tayler Holder and Ondreaz Lopez all recorded content for TikTok with 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine, born Daniel Hernandez, is currently halfway through a four-year probation sentence after pleading guilty to a 2015 child sexual performance charge. He also recently finished a stint on house arrest following his incarceration for firearms and racketeering charges in 2019, for which he made a controversial plea deal snitching on his fellow gang members.
The 'TROLLZ' rapper is now desperately trying to get back on top again and promote his new album, so he decided to recruit the help of famed TikTok creator collective Hype House, appearing in videos with several members.
In a YouTube video, Hype House founder Thomas Petrou arranged for 6ix9ine to surprise members of the Hype House with Thomas recording their stunned reactions for a vlog. When 6ix9ine enters the house with his huge security team in tow, they appear to be incredibly starstruck and genuinely excited.
Later, Hype House members Olivia Ponton and Tayler Holder posted TikTok videos of themselves dancing with 6ix9ine to one of his tracks. Ondreaz Lopez also featured in a dance video that was posted on 6ix9ine's TikTok page.
Hype House soon started receiving backlash for promoting 6ix9ine considering his convictions, their younger fanbase and younger Hype House members like Avani Gregg, 17, who lives with her family.
ofc the hype house supports 6ix9ine— caleb finn 💧 (@ccalebfinn) September 9, 2020
everyone in the hype house hanging out with 6ix9ine is is disgusting and gross. y’all have children who look up to you and you’re hanging out with a man who molested children he’s a pedophile and y’all posting this on your platform for clout...— chrishona ♡ (@vinniesstorms) September 9, 2020
the hype house really hung out with 6ix9ine- 🤡— victoria (@ROLEXBAILEY) September 9, 2020
it’s 6ix9ine going to the hype house for me °👄°— vic (@Iopezbrothers) September 8, 2020
WHY ARE PPL FROM THE HYPEHOUSE WITH 6IX9INE THAT DOESNT SIT RIGHT WITH ME— sophᴴ (@diorstylers) September 9, 2020
Following the backlash, Olivia deleted her TikTok with 6ix9ine, while 6ix9ine himself deleted Ondreaz's TikTok from his page after he commented: "Don't worry guys, it was a TikTok his PR team wanted on his page for his personal TikTok. We ain't even finish the full dance it was so awkward," in response to the criticism he had received.
Tayler, however, has decided to keep his videos of 6ix9ine. When asked by paparazzi about the collaboration, Tayler even said: "He's actually a really nice guy. Really genuine and really down to earth."