Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty In Racketeering Case
Tekashi 6ix9ine has copped a plea deal. According to Rap-Up via TMZ, the rapper struck a deal in his federal racketeering case and pled guilty to nine counts of racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking. As previously reported, 6ix9ine was indicted back in November and had been facing life in prison. He now faces a minimum sentence of 47 years in prison, but will likely receive a significantly lower sentence due to his cooperation with the feds.
In the transcript of the rapper’s plea hearing from last week, TMZ reports that 6ix9ine said he joined the Nine Trey Bloods in the fall of 2017. On March 20th, 2018, he admits to helping members of the gang attempt to kill a rival to "increase my own standing in Nine Trey." The following month, on April 3rd, 6ix9ine said that he, and other members, robbed a rival at gunpoint. In regards to the Chief Keef shooting, he said in court, "I paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him. The shooting took place in Manhattan. I did this to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey." He also admitted to knowing that a fellow gang member was the trigger man.
The rapper admitted to selling a kilo of heroin in 2017 and apologized for his crimes, saying, "I apologize to the Court, to anyone who was hurt, to my family, friends and fans for what I have done and who I have let down."
TEKASHI 6IX9INE’S BABY MAMA SPEAKS OUT
In other news, 6ix9ine’s baby mama has spoken out on the rapper’s guilty plea. Sara Molina, the mother of his 3-year-old daughter, said, "He did what he did. He made his bed and now he has to lie in it. But he didn't think of how it's going to effect others. He's only thinking about himself in this situation. I'm left to pick up the pieces of whatever mess he's made, which is and has always been a thing."
She also revealed that she is hesitant to allow 6ix9ine to re-enter his daughter’s life, saying, "Until I feel like he's in a space in life and in a solid situation, I can't feel comfortable allowing him to bring whatever he has with him into my daughter's life. My job is to protect my daughter at all costs even if that means him."
6IX9INE IS BEEFING UP SECURITY FOR HIS FAMILY
On another note, TMZ reports that the rapper is beefing up security to ensure the safety of his family, especially since he is reportedly cooperating with the feds. His attorney, Dawn Florio — who said that the government would step in if Tekashi can’t afford the security, explained, "6ix9ine has the means to pay for his family’s private security, so the government expects the money to come out of his pocket to protect his closest family members."
The site also reports that he has spent thousands to provide personal security for his mother.
6ix9ine is scheduled to be sentenced on January 24th, 2020.
As part of his deal with prosecutors, he must continue to work with the feds, despite jeopardizing the safety of himself and his loved ones.