Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was in federal custody on Monday, November 19th, 2018. While awaiting at a Manhattan court appearance for racketeering charges. The charges are from the FBI, who allegedly recently investigated the rapper who apparently participated in a July shooting of a bystander in Brooklyn and the gunpoint robbery of Tekashi’s gang’s rivals last spring. According to news sources when the news broke, the 22-year-old could face life in prison if he is convicted.
The rapper who is initially from Brooklyn, was among 4 people who were arrested for racketeering and firearm charges. News broke on Monday night from TMZ that Tekashi 6ix9ine, whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez was arrested by the NYPD police.
The artist 6ix9ine has been one of the most watched and controversial rappers in hip-hop just the past year alone. He is most recently known for the pop smash hit “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and “Stoopid,” featuring the imprisoned rapper Bobby Shmurda.
6ix9ine has also had a series of arrests with the police. He has publicly identified himself as a supposed member of a New York gang called the “9 Trey Bloods”. The courts of the law enforcement in Manhattan federal court, an indictment was ensued on Monday and said that 6ix9ine was charged in connection with what prosecutors described as “9 Trey Gangsta Bloods.” They also said the gang in 2013 carried out acts of murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking in Manhattan, the Bronx and in Brooklyn.
The indictment said that each member of the “9 Trey Bloods” was required to carry out at least 2 acts of racketeering conspiracy. The court documents said that those acts could include murder, robbery, extortion and drug distribution.
In a 2015, a case in New York included 6ix9ine that sentenced his probation for his involvement in a sexually explicit video involving a 13-year-old girl and 6ix9ine grinding from behind her and acting out sensual dancing.