Tekashi 6ix9ine returned to social media to defend the validity of the altercation, hours after a recording surfaced to show him and his crew brawling at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday, February 21.

Since word of the melee got out via TMZ, scores of fans have chimed in on the nature of the violent face-off. While it comes as no surprise to those who are up on the Brooklyn rapper, that he would be confronted if sighted by the wrong locals in public, some have questioned the manner in which the incident escalated. With the release of his debut mixtape quickly approaching, the doubters have put two and two together to suppose that the fight may have been planned as a promotional ploy.

"Yo, for all the people saying that that fight was staged for promo for the project release on Friday: it wasn't staged. Stop saying it was staged. Like, it wasn't staged," Tekashi says in the most recent video he's posted to Instagram. He then bragged about coming out of the scrap without a scratch while his attacker wound up leaving the scene with blood leaking from his face. "Like, why I gotta stage something for a album release, N***a? My s**t is gonna sell regardless," he said.

In the caption of the clip, the S.C.U.M. Gang representer plugs the preorder of his upcoming Day69 project, and ends a brief text rant with the hashtag: #StillUntouched.