Wisconsin-based artist Alex Solis spoke exclusively with Complex about Tekashi’s new Instagram profile picture, which features the controversial rapper sporting an orange jumpsuit while sitting on a rat trap and eating a slice of cheese.
Fans will recognize Solis’ artwork from 6ix9ine’s albums, Day 69 and Dummy Boy, along with the cover art for most of his singles. When asked about his interpretation of the image, Solis stated:
“The idea is that everyone’s calling him a rat or whatever. Everyone was trying to trap him. But in reality, he’s ended up getting the cheese. People think it’s a diss, but it really isn’t. It’s him taking this and embracing these people calling him names. He’s the one that’s going to end up eating the cheese without being trapped. That’s the overall message I feel like he was trying to push.”