Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested by the Feds on Racketeering Charges

Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested by the Feds on Racketeering Charges

TMZ reports that the rapper, his former manager Kifano "Shottie" Jordan - who he'd recently fired - and two other people with whom he's associated were arrested on racketeering and firearms charges.

Rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performed, September 21, during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy.

If convicted, Tekashi 69 could face life in prison for his involvement in violent crimes.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman concluded an hourlong hearing by citing "troubling" corroborating evidence offered by a prosecutor to show that 6ix9ine directed or participated in multiple acts of violence over the last eight months.

The New York rapper - real name Daniel Hernandez - was called before the magistrate along with five other members, believed to be, involved with the Nine Trey gang.

6ix9ine was denied bail Monday. In April 2018, a member of his crew opened fire inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center where 6ix9ine was performing.

6ix9ine is facing serious jail time following his arrest on racketeering and firearms charges. 6ix9ine said last week that he had fired Shottie and the rest of his management team.

6ix9ine has seen a huge rise to fame and has become one of the most controversial names in hip-hop.

Tekashi just announced his debut album Dummy Boy yesterday, featuring tracks with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Bobby Shmurda.

The rapper has publicly identified himself as a member of a violent NY gang, 9 Trey Bloods, which was mentioned throughout the indictment.

Manhattan prosecutors have said the incident during a boxing match at the arena stemmed from Tekashi's beef with the rapper Cassanova.

The indictment said each gang member was required to carry out at least two acts of racketeering conspiracy. The indictment accuses gang members of murder, robbery, assault, the sale of drugs, and more. The "FEFE" rapper was already on thin ice after a judge in NY sentenced him to probation for his ongoing child sexual assault case.

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