The Director of Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine’ Karam Gill, had a lot to say about 6ix9ine in an article with Page Six Gill said,
“I think viewers will be shocked to realize how hyper-calculated the rapper 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.
The public and media hate him because he is truly a horrible human being who has done terrible things. And from an overall perspective, he loves to instigate and aggravate which is something that naturally sparks a reaction.
I never really wanted to explore Tekashi’s story specifically, and actually was hesitant about the project at first because of how he has been such a toxic individual in our culture. [But] from a wider scope, I realized it’s an extremely important story that shines a light on where we are as a culture. 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.”
Karam did not meet 6ix9ine in person to produce his documentary, but he used a feature from Rolling Stone to to create ‘Supervillain: The Making of Tekashi 6ix9ine.’
Gill’s statements drew the attention of the rapper’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro. Lazarro made the following statement to TMZ: “‘Supervillain’ director Karam Gill is 100 percent wrong in his assessment of 69 and has no clue what he’s talking about.”
Lazzaro describes the 6ix9ine artist as a person with a “big heart” who does a great deal to help “young people dying from cancer.”