Tekashi 6ix9ine tops charts from behind bars with Dummy Boy album

Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's latest album Dummy Boy is a chart hit after being prematurely released while he's locked up on violent gang-related charges.

The admitted child sex offender has also reportedly infuriated clothing label Fashion Nova for removing a reference to it from the album, which it'd paid a large sum of money for.

Tekashi69 faces up to life in prison if he's convicted of the firearm and racketeering crimes he's charged with, which are part of a crackdown on the Nine Trey Bloods gang.

Dummy Boy's release was originally scheduled for November 23, but was then delayed due to his legal problems, then leaked on November 24 - triggering it to be officially released a few days later.

According to HotNewHipHop and TMZ, five tracks from the album are in the US iTunes hip-hop chart - 'Kika' at one, 'Mama' at three, 'Waka' at four, 'Tic Toc' at five and 'Feefa' at ten.

Fashion Nova reportedly paid Tekashi69 a six-figure sum to mention the label's name in a line about a large bottom, but he's said to have changed it before release - at the request of his collaborator, Nicki Minaj.

She reportedly got him to remove the reference to Fashion Nova because of the label's association with her rap rival, Cardi B.

Tekashi69 was allegedly paid to include in 'Mama' the following line: "Splish splash Fashion Nova make that ass fat", but he changed it to "splish splash Apple Bottoms make that ass fat". Their logo was also supposed to feature in the song's music video, which has been cancelled after a drive-by shooting and the 'Gummo' hitmaker's getting locked up.

TMZ reports that he was paid up front for the name-drop and that while Fashion Nova hasn't yet demanded the money back, it isn't happy and will await the outcome of Tekashi69's trial.