The two are former Scumgang affiliates.
Back in October of 2018, 6ix9ine began legal proceedings to get Rodgers and Foster’s rights to use “Tekashi69” trademark revoked, with his attorney, William Samuels, arguing in a “Petition for Cancellation” that P and Chad had never used the mark. He also argued that 6ix9ine had right to it because it had: “Been continuously and extensively used, advertised and promoted nationwide and internationally for more than 4 years, in connection with various of Mr. Hernandez’s entertainment-related goods and services. […] Mr. Hernandez has sold more than 4 million records in the U.S. and worldwide under the 6ix9ine Marks. His collaboration with culturally significant artists and musical acts, including Nicky [sic] Minaj, Kanye West, and the recording artist known as 50 Cent, demonstrates and confirms Mr. Hernandez’s fame and success.”
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As part of the proceedings, letters were sent to both Rodgers and Foster to see if they wanted to dispute the claim, but the letters were returned undelivered, and as a result, on Feb. 20, 2019 their registration was officially canceled. If you’re wondering what this means for the “MAMA” rapper, in the paperwork, 6ix9ine claims to already have “exclusive right to commercialize his name(s), images, signature, likenesses, and other indicia, including specifically his names 6ix9ine and Tekashi69.” But what changes is that he now has the opportunity, if he would like, to attempt to file for the trademark.