After lengthy legal proceedings and some time spent in prison, Tekashi 69 is finally a free man. Well, somewhat: Last week, he was granted an early release due to coronavirus concerns, and now he is serving the remainder of his sentence on house arrest.
Tekashi’s house arrest comes at a time when plenty of people around the world are also spending a lot of time indoors due to the pandemic. Like a lot of folks, Tekashi is passing some of the time by using his phone: Over the weekend, Tekashi made his first activity on social media since his release, by commenting on a post about snitching.
The Shade Room shared a post on Instagram about recent comments from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The image was a photo of him with the headline “Los Angeles’ Mayor Is Offering ‘Rewards’ For Snitching On Businesses Violating The City’s Stay-At-Home Order.” Garcetti said, “You know the old expression about snitches, well in this case snitches get rewards. We want to thank you for turning folks in and making sure we are all safe.”
Tekashi apparently liked what he saw, as he took to the comments and wrote, “Coming to the rescue.” As of this post, Tekashi’s comment has over 200,000 likes. There doesn’t seem to be an official list of the most-liked comments in Instagram history, but the 200,000 likes Tekashi got seems to be one of the all-time highest figures, as suggested by a Reddit thread from last year.
Check out The Shade Room’s original post below.
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ Finish this sentence, “snitches get ____.” In Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s words, “rewards” would fill in the blank as he’s encouraging people to rat on others who aren’t following the city’s stay-at-home order. ___ It’s a lot different from the saying we grew up knowing but apparently since the “safer at home” order in California was instituted, Los Angeles city officials have received multiple reports about businesses violating the order. ___ “If any non-essential businesses continue to operate in violation of the stay at home order, we’re going to act to enforce the safer at home order and ensure their compliance,” he said, according to @cbsla. ___ “You know the old expression about snitches, well in this case snitches get rewards,” Garcetti said. “We want to thank you for turning folks in and making-click the link in our bio to read more.📸: @gettyimages