The music video of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “GOOBA” was taken down from streaming platform YouTube over copyright issues. And then it was restored.
“GOOBA” is Tekashi 6ix9ine’s first song following his release from prison. It was inevitable it should capture the attention of the public on release. On release May 8, the song garnered an impressive 38.9 million views – a record.
“GOOBA” was taken down following copyright complaints by Kenyan rapper and record producer Magix Enga. The songster had put up a post on Instagram, accusing Tekashi 6ix9ine of sampling his beat. He ended with an order to take down the video.
Tekashi 6ix9ine did nothing. By Google waded it and took down the video. The video has been restored but with no clarification why it was taken down in the first place.
By the way, this isn’t the first time the music video of an artiste has been taken down over copyright complaints. Copyright complaints erupt in the industry now and then.
You probably recall, for instance, that Azealia Banks had back in 2016 accused Zayn Malik of sampling her song “Yung Rapunxul.” The pair had a heated war on social media thereafter.
Given how the music industry is wired, it appears allegations of copyright infringements are not going to go away anytime soon.