Don’t cross Pi’erre Bourne. The rising producer best known for Playboi Carti’s smash hit “Magnolia” revealed to The FADER that he was none too pleased to find that 6ix9ine used his beat for “Gummo,” especially in light of the child sex charges brought against the controversial and currently-imprisoned rapper.
As reported by The FADER: “During this time abroad, 6ix9ine, the controversial New York rapper who pled guilty in 2015 to using a child in a sexual performance, released ‘Gummo.’ The song, his breakout, uses one of Pi’erre’s beats. 6ix9ine reportedly received the instrumental without Pi’erre’s knowledge via a previous collaborator, Trippie Redd, and Pi’erre publicly denounced the song from the jump.
“‘There’s just some shit I don’t fuck with,’ he says now. ‘[6ix9ine] know what I’m talking about. All them know what I’m talking about. It was some weird shit, and I don’t have time for that ’cause I’m big on communication. Everybody wanted me to be happy about that shit and I don’t wanna. I pray a lot. I don’t wanna be unappreciative and ungrateful about what happened after the fact, the success that people call it, but it was some bullshit.’ He ended up accepting compensation for the track, but, shaken by the situation and its online backlash, he limited his social media presence and doubled down on his intention to keep only his closest friends around.”
As The FADER mentioned, Bourne was vocal about his displeasure with the song being used, tweeting about the situation and denouncing his relationship with Trippie Redd as a result. In an era where we are seeing the very troubling excusing of abusive men at the hand of other men, Bourne’s hard stance on 6ix9ine and his music should be applauded. The more industry professionals taking stances like Bourne, the better.